The Amazing Stats That Prove Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Son Heung-min Have a Telepathic Connection

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Son and Kane were in incredible form during their side’s 5-2 win | ANDREW BOYERS/Getty Images

They may not have looked convincing for the entire 90 minutes, but Tottenham still managed to secure a 5-2 win over Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

Son Heung-min and Harry Kane were in inspired form for José Mourinho’s side. Son chipped in with four goals – all assisted by Kane – while the England captain also managed to bag one himself.

Just in case you were in any doubt over how impressive the pair’s performances were, these stats – lovingly curated by Opta – will leave you in no doubt of the duo’s brilliance.

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Kane registered five goal involvements against the Saints | Robin Jones/Getty Images

Kane’s one goal and four assists make him the first player to be directly involved in five goals in a Premier League game since Mo Salah in March 2018.

It’s not the first time that he’s registered a Premier League quintet either. Against Leicester back in May 2017, Kane racked up four goals and an assist.

The teammate he set up that day? Son, of course.

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Just two best friends celebrating their first win of the Premier League season | Robin Jones/Getty Images

Kane becomes only the sixth player to provide four or more assists in a single Premier League game. Bizarrely, the five that came before him all played for one of the two north London clubs.

For Arsenal, Dennis Bergkamp, José Antonio Reyes, Cesc Fabregas and Santi Cazorla have all registered a quadruple of assists, while the only Spurs player to do it before Kane is Emmanuel Adebayor.

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Son grabbed the match ball straight after the final whistle | ANDREW BOYERS/Getty Images

Unsurprisingly, Sunday marked the first time that one player had assisted a teammate four times in a Premier League match.

The closest we’ve had is the three hat tricks that have all been assisted by one player. Mike Newell laid on three goals for Alan Shearer in September 1995, while Stan Collymore repeated the trick to Robbie Fowler a few months later.

A more recent occurrence came in May 2003 when Thierry Henry assisted Freddie Ljungberg for a hat trick against Sunderland.

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The pair seem to have a telepathic connection on the pitch | Pool/Getty Images

Kane and Son once again proved that they are one of the most dangerous duos in the country against Southampton.

Ever since the South Korean arrived in the Premier League in August 2015, the pair have enjoyed a fruitful partnership – combining for 22 goals overall.

That’s more than any other two players during the same period. Impressive stuff.

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