Harry Kane-Son Heung-min chemistry proved instrumental in Spurs' resounding victory over Manchester United
The duo's chemistry on the field has been impeccable mainly due to their understanding of each other's style of play. Their passing and assists to each other has resulted in the side scoring goals in plenty
Should Tottenham Hotspur play like they did Sunday, handing Manchester United an insanely serious 6-1 shellacking, there's little doubt they will finish in the top 4 this season, and dare we say, throw their hat in the ring as legitimate title contenders. Strikers, Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min scored a double each to push United on the backfoot before Sergei Aurier and Tanguy Ndombele netted one each in a ruthless win at Old Trafford.
With this win, the Spurs are now placed sixth on the standings, one rung below defending champs Liverpool who suffered a massive 7-2 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa. Much of the Spurs' success can be attributed to Kane and Son who have been their consistent scorers since last season. As per ESPN's stats, Kane has five assists in the Spurs' four games so far with Son leading the scoring charts with six goals so far.
Two of those Kane assists came on Sunday and one of them saw Son notch up a goal for the visitors. The Spurs had an 85% pass accuracy and that was evident with Kane ensuring the moves were slick and perfect for Son to send the ball sailing. Both Kane and Son's performances come as positives for Jose Mourinho. The duo's chemistry on the field has been impeccable mainly due to their understanding of each other's style of play.
Kane showed quick and sensible thinking when she set up Son's goal and his link-up play throughout the game was lauded by pundits. In addition, he put in the hard yards to score his first goal and then followed it up with a breezy penalty kick to rub salt on United's wounds. At the other end, not many expected Son to show up, but he did and he scored two goals in style despite going down twice.
Son and Kane have been instrumental for Tottenham. Their passing and their assists to each other has resulted in the side scoring goals in plenty. With Son attacking from the left flank and Kane managing to get the ball to him in zones where the South Korean couldn't miss, the duo maximized scoring opportunities. At the same time, Kane would also go on to assist Aurier and Lamela against United with the former finding the back of the net by one of those assists.
Mourinho's strategy makes Kane the point man when it comes to strikes and assists. With ample time spent on the field, the 27-year-old has become adept in breaching the opposition defense and finding players to assist. This holds the Spurs in good stead. However, they will surely exercise caution to not depend on Kane as other teams will be furiously working on figuring out the gameplan. But for now, the Spurs will take this win and will be keen to continue their good run when they take on West Ham next Sunday, October 10.