Gareth Bale was given a glimpse of the ahead line he has joined as Son Heung-min’s implausible four-goal haul and a Harry Kane effort earned Tottenham a 5-2 Premier League victory over Southampton.
Actual Madrid ahead Bale returned to the North London membership on Saturday having agreed on a season-long mortgage deal, although he may need been having second ideas when Danny Ings scored at St Mary’s to provide one other of the Welshman’s former golf equipment a 32rd-minute lead.
Nonetheless, Son levelled earlier than half-time following a cross from Kane, who then supplied one other two assists for the South Korean to finish a hat-trick simply after the hour mark.
The duo then mixed for a fourth time as Son scored once more within the 73rd minute earlier than Kane added a fifth previous to a late penalty comfort from Ings, with Spurs claiming a win that should have left Bale, at the moment out injured, itching to make his comeback.
The sport started at a frenetic tempo as three objectives had been dominated out within the opening half an hour.
Kane thought he had scored a third-minute opener just for VAR to identify an offside towards Son within the build-up.
Shortly after Hugo Lloris brilliantly saved from Che Adams, the Frenchman did not clear his strains with a weird header when dashing out and Ings utilized the end, solely to be denied because the ball struck his arm first.
Moussa Djenepo struck a publish and Kane had one other effort chalked off for an offside towards Lucas Moura earlier than Southampton scored the sport’s first official aim, Ings gathering Kyle Walker-Peters’ ball excessive and rifling into the online.
Nonetheless, Spurs would go into the break degree when Son turned residence Kane’s cross after good work from Tanguy Ndombele – who was surprisingly substituted at half-time having made his first begin since March.
Son’s contact to regular himself and his end had been Tottenham’s solely touches within the Saints’ field within the first half, and their subsequent made it 2-1.
Once more Kane discovered Son and this time he scored along with his left foot to place Jose Mourinho’s aspect forward lower than two minutes after the restart.
The pair weren’t performed, although, and Kane discovered his fellow ahead twice extra, with Son beating Alex McCarthy on every event to take the sport away from Saints.
Kane received the aim his efficiency deserved too, following up within the 82nd minute after substitute Erik Lamela’s effort got here off a publish, which means Ings’ late penalty – awarded following a handball towards Matt Doherty – solely decreased the eventual margin of defeat for Southampton.