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Heung-min becomes 1st Asian player to win Premier League Golden Boot

The South Korean won the Premier League's Golden Boot for 2021-22 together with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min became the first Asian player to win the Premier League Golden Boot.

The South Korean won the Premier League’s Golden Boot for 2021-22 together with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.

Scoring a total of 23 goals this season Son shares the title with Egyptian player Mohamed Salah who also has 23 goals and 14 assists in 35 Premier League matches this season and his third Golden Boot, having won the highest goalscorer award first for the 2017-18 season and again in the following season.

Son shared the Golden Boot with as many goals, after his brace against Norwich City on the final matchday on Sunday.

In the league, Tottenham Hotspur secured a fourth-place finish after they thrashed Norwich City 5-0. Son made it an afternoon to saviour as he scored twice in six minutes to finish the campaign on 23 goals, level with Mohamed Salah, who scored a late goal for Liverpool against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The win means Spurs finish with 71 points, two above Arsenal, earning UEFA Champions League qualification for the first time since 2019. Norwich are relegated as the bottom club with 22 points.

First Published: 23rd May, 2022 16:12 IST

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