Back on Son: Korean hits hard as Spurs beat Preston, Casemiro doubles for United

Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min returned to form with two goals in his side’s 3-0 loss to Preston North End in the FA Cup fourth round, while Casemiro also netted a brace in the 3- 1 from Manchester United over Reading.

Fellow Premier League sides Leicester City, Leeds United and Southampton also reached the last 16 on Saturday without shocking results.

Top-flight Fulham were held 1-1 at home by second-tier Sunderland at Craven Cottage.

The South Korean son endured a lean season but made the difference with two superb goals after the break as the visiting Spurs comfortably progressed to the next round.

Five minutes into the second half, the ball was played to Son outside the penalty area and he hit an unstoppable drive low into the corner of the net.

It was only his second goal since mid-October but 19 minutes later he struck again, spinning gently around the edge of the box and shooting past Preston keeper Freddie Woodman.

Apart from a brief stint between Tottenham’s goals, Preston rarely troubled the opposing side who didn’t even need to bring top scorer Harry Kane off the bench.

Dutch striker Arnaut Danjuma, who signed for Spurs on loan from Spanish club Villarreal this week, came off the bench to score his side’s third goal with a close range finish late in the game.

Reading were lucky at Old Trafford until Casemiro scored twice in the space of four minutes early in the second half to pave the way for United victory.

His first was a delicious dinked finish from Antony’s pass and he then drilled in a low shot to double the lead. Fred made it 3-0 before Andy Carroll was sent off for Reading after receiving a second yellow card.

Amadou Salif Mbengue netted a goal for Reading, led by former United midfielder Paul Ince.

Kelechi Iheanacho spared Leicester City a potential kill of a giant as his second-half goal saw the Foxes beat Walsall 1-0.

It took Leicester 30 minutes to get a shot on target and a frustrating afternoon was made worse when Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans kicked a penalty against the post after Patson Daka was fouled in the box .

Second-half substitute Iheanacho unblocked Walsall when his effort from the edge of the box deflected off the back of home defender Brandon Comley and past goalkeeper Owen Evans.

Leeds advanced to the fifth round for the first time since 2016 with a 3-1 win at third tier Accrington Stanley.

Jack Harrison put Leeds ahead with a spectacular long-range strike after 23 minutes before Junior Firpo and Luis Sinisterra scored within two minutes of each other midway through the second half to put the men on of Jesse Marsch on the road to victory.

Leslie Adekoya, 18, pulled one back for Accrington in the 81st with his first senior goal seconds after coming on.

Southampton put aside their Premier League woes to beat Championship strugglers Blackpool 2-1 while Bristol City cruised to a 3-0 victory over fellow second-tier West Bromwich Albion.

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