Son becomes top-scoring South Korean in European season

Tottenham's Son Heung-min, left, and Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Son Heung-min has become the highest-scoring South Korean player in a European season

LEICESTER, England — Son Heung-min became the highest-scoring South Korean player in a European season on Thursday, scoring twice for Tottenham at Leicester to break a 31-year-old record.

Son enters Tottenham's final game of the season on Sunday with 21 goals, having surpassed Cha Bum-kun's 19-goal haul at German club Bayer Leverkusen in the 1985-86 season.

Son's first goal in the 6-1 rout of Leicester — after setting up Harry Kane's opener — came in the 36th minute. The attacking midfielder met Dele Alli's lofted pass with a first-time volley. The 24-year-old Son was on target again in the 71st when he curled a low shot beyond goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

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