Watch Heung-min Son score again for Korea as Tottenham star sends warning shot to North London

After equalizing late against Costa Rica last week, the Tottenham striker went from strength to strength in a meeting with Cameroon in Seoul.

In the 35th minute, Son reacted quickest to Andre Onana’s parry on an effort by Kin Jin-su to drive home a genuine poacher’s goal.

This followed a stunning hat-trick off the bench against Leicester after being left out of Antonio Conte’s line-up after failing to score all season up to that point.

Tottenham take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday lunchtime and Son is now set to return to England for the North London derby.

Conte is set to reinstall him in the starting XI ahead of a busy schedule heading into the World Cup.

Korea cruised to a 1-0 victory with their son carrying the main threat against the visitors. It was from his deep cross in the fifth minute that the Koreans almost took the lead, with Kim Jin-su nodding towards goal before Onana fended off Jeong Woo-yeong’s close-range header .

Moumi Ngamaleu fired over the bar with a first effort from range before the Koreans took the lead 10 minutes from the break. Cameroon narrowly missed the equalizer in the closing seconds of the half when a long shot from Brentford’s Brian Mbeumo deflected off the crossbar.

Son came close to claiming a late second with a free kick that narrowly cleared the crossbar while Léandre Tawamba could have earned Cameroon a late draw, but his attempt to lob Kim Seung-gyu was too weak to release the goalkeeper.

The Koreans, who will be participating in their 10th consecutive World Cup, will face Ghana, Uruguay and Portugal in Qatar.

Additional Reuters reporting.

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