Heung-Min Son’s highly pulsating solo goal in Tottenham’s 5-0 win against Burnley on December has been awarded the Premier League Goal of the Season.
Son’s goal beat that of Bruno Fernandes, Harvey Barnes and Kelvin De Bruyne who were also shortlisted for the award.
The 28-year-old winger picked the ball up on the edge of his own box midway through the first half, accelerated past a few Burnley players before slotting beyond Nick Pope.
His goal was so amazing that manager Jose Mourinho compared it to Ronaldo’s magical goal for Barcelona against Compostela at the Nou Camp.
“Even before this goal, my son calls him Son-aldo, Son-aldo Nazario – and today he was Son-aldo Nazario,” said Mourinho.
“The only thing that comes to my mind is the goal where I had the honour to be seated next to Sir Bobby Robson, it was Compostela-Barcelona, 1996, and Ronaldo Nazario got the ball behind the midfield line and scored a very similar goal to Son. Amazing goal.”
Son covered a distance of 71.4 metres in just 11 seconds to put his name in the history books as the second-longest distance travelled by a player to score a goal in a Premier League match.
Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace is the only player to have covered more distances during the 2016/17 season.
Enjoy the video of Son’s goal below:
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