Son Heung-min won the Premier League Golden Boot award for the first time. He will share the award with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
The South Korean scored twice against Norwich on the final day to take his tally to 23 goals for the season but Salah’s late goal in the Reds’ 3-1 win over Wolves means that the two share the award for the league’s top scorer. Unlike other competitions, which use assists to decide who would finish with the crown, the Premier League’s rules state that in the event of a tie, the Golden Boot will be shared.
Tottenham thumped the Canaries 5-0 and qualified for next season’s Champions League by doing so. The Lilywhites had been locked in a fierce top-four battle with local rivals Arsenal, who were four points clear just over a week ago.
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Son, who played a huge part in that success, spoke in the away side’s dressing room after winning the Golden Boot: “Thank you so much for this unbelievable season,” he said, as shown in a video posted by the club on Twitter. “Let’s move on next season, big Champions League. Let’s get a big result.”
Tottenham players and manager Antonio Conte joined in with celebrations afterwards as they cheered on Son for his achievement. It caps off a fantastic individual season for him, whilst his team finished up on 71 points – an impressive campaign in the end.