The South Korea star's shot from the edge of the area looked harmless, but it went through the grasp of Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka and into the middle of the goal in the 83rd minute. It was Tottenham's third straight victory in the league, with the winning goal in each of the games — against Fulham, Watford and now Newcastle — coming in the final minutes.
Tottenham moved a point ahead of City, which plays Arsenal on Sunday, and four behind Liverpool, which visits West Ham on Monday. Son had an earlier-than-expected return from the Asian Cup after South Korea was beaten by eventual champion Qatar in the quarterfinals. He started the 2-1 win over Watford and played the whole game, with Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino saying Son came off the field with cramp.
Son started against Newcastle and played the full 90 minutes again.
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