After Dele Alli’s majestic curler broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute at
Eric Dier made it 2-0 six minutes later, before Son added a third with a low shot just before halftime to become the first South Korean to score 10 goals in a Premier League season.
Son crashed in his second on the volley in the 54th minute and could have grabbed a hat trick before being substituted to a standing ovation from the home crowd.
Second-placed Tottenham’s sixth successive league victory took them to 68 points from 31 games, turning up the pressure on
“The team deserve full credit because the energy, and the way they played was fantastic,” Pochettino, whose side trailed 1-0 in the 88th minute at
“It was 4-0, but we deserved some more goals.”
With fit-again leading scorer Harry Kane sunning himself on the bench as one of Tottenham’s substitutes, Dutchman Vincent Janssen was given a rare chance to impress.
He had his head in his hands after 19 minutes when somehow failing to divert Kieran Trippier’s low cross from in front of goal – the ball striking his thigh and then the bar.
A flowing counter-attack began by Moussa Dembele ended with the ball at the feet of Alli, who curled an unstoppable shot past former Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes for his 16th league goal of the season.
A free-flowing Tottenham doubled their lead six minutes later when Dier smashed home Son’s low cross.
Son then put the game to bed on the stroke of halftime with a superb left-foot shot from outside the area.
With Tottenham cruising, Son struck again with a sumptuous half-volley from man-of-the-match Trippier’s cross.
Kane replaced Janssen on the hour, and the
He also set up Son for what should have been a hat trick, but the latter shot agonisingly wide, hitting the crossbar with a first-time shot from Trippier’s pass.