Tottenham 3-2 Eintracht Frankfurt: Son double sends Spurs to Group D summit

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Son Heung-min scored twice while Harry Kane was on target from the penalty spot as Tottenham came from behind to beat Eintracht Frankfurt.

Son Heung-min scored twice as Tottenham climbed to the Group D summit with a 3-2 victory over 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Champions League.

Antonio Conte’s side fell behind Daichi Kamada at an emotional Tottenham Hotspur Stadium where Spurs played their first home game since the death of former fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone.

But the visitors responded with Son scoring either side of Harry Kane’s penalty and they ran out winners despite late drama as Faride Alidou converted one penalty and Kane missed a second against the Europa League champions, who had previously had Tutu sent off for two bookable offences. .

Tottenham moved to the top of Group D after Marseille’s win over Sporting CP, while Eintracht slipped to the bottom of the pool.

Eintracht had won on their two previous visits to London and took the lead in the 14th minute when Christopher Lenz robbed Dier of possession in the Tottenham penalty area before Kamada slotted Sebastian Rode’s clearance into an empty net.

Spurs equalized six minutes later when Kane’s perfectly timed through ball was released by Son, who calmly slotted past Kevin Trapp.

Kane converted from the penalty spot after VAR ruled that Kristijan Jakic had brought down the England captain in the box.

Son then gave the visitors room to breathe with his second goal, when the home team’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg emphatically volleyed home.

Trapp needed sharp reflexes to prevent Son, Cristian Romero and Ryan Sessegnon from extending Tottenham’s advantage before the visitors’ woes were compounded on the hour when Tuta picked up a second yellow card in as many minutes.

Despite Alidou providing a nervy finish when he headed in Mario Gotze’s corner before Kane fired over from the penalty spot in stoppage time, Spurs held on to top the group.


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