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Son goal helps Tottenham to UCL win against CSKA Moscow


Son Heung-Min scored a crucial goal for Tottenham Hotspur as they came out 1-0 winners against CSKA Moscow in Champions League Group E.

Spurs were on the front foot throughout the first half, with Dele Alli hitting the crossbar from distance in the 20th minute.

The one-way traffic continued for Tottenham in the opening 45 minutes, and Alli's cross into the box found Toby Alderweireld, but his headed effort went right to CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.

Just before the break, Alli reached a cross at the far post, but it was just far enough away that he could only head the ball over Akinfeev's goal.

Son had come close to opening the scoring as the second half got underway, but his well-hit curling effort just grazed CSKA's left post.

Still looking for a goal, Mauricio Pochettino brought on summer-signing Georges-Kevin Nkoudou for Vincent Jansnen in the 66th minute.

Minutes later, Erik Lamela's mis-hit shot from 10 yards away took a deflection that almost trickled into the CSKA goal.

Spurs finally broke through in the 71st when Lamela found Son with a through ball just outside the penalty area and the South Korean's left-footed shot rolled into the net after Akinfeev had gotten a hand on it.

It was Son's fifth goal for Spurs in his last five matches.

Tottenham are set to face Bayer Leverkusen in their next Champions League match on Oct. 18, while CSKA will host Monaco.

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