Tottenham suffer injury scare in early stages of the north London derby as star man Son-Heung min limps off inside the first 20 minutes at the Emirates Stadium

Tottenham suffered a huge blow early on in the north London derby after attacker Son-Heung min limped off with an injury in the first half.

The Spurs star appeared to pull up with a hamstring problem inside the first 20 minutes at the Emirates Stadium and had to be replaced.

The Tottenham physios came onto the pitch to give the South Korean treatment, but signalled that he could not continued with Erik Lamela coming off the bench in his place.

Tottenham suffered a huge blow early on in north London derby after Son limped off

Tottenham suffered a huge blow early on in north London derby after Son limped off

The Spurs star appeared to pull up with a hamstring problem inside the first 20 minutes

The Spurs star appeared to pull up with a hamstring problem inside the first 20 minutes

The Tottenham physios came onto the pitch to assist the South Korean before he came off

The Tottenham physios came onto the pitch to assist the South Korean before he came off

The severity of Son’s injury is not yet known, but the fact he was able to walk off the field would have been an encouraging sign for Jose Mourinho.

Despite being forced into an early change, the substitute Lamela made an instant impact, scoring a sublime Rabona just 13 minutes after coming on to give Spurs the lead.

Martin Odegaard levelled the score before the half time break with a deflected finish for his first Premier League goal for Arsenal.

Son was able to walk off the field and the severity of the injury is not yet known

Son was able to walk off the field and the severity of the injury is not yet known

Mourinho will be hoping Son’s injury is not too serious, as the striker has been a pivotal figure in their team this season, scoring 13 goals and registering nine assists from 28 Premier League matches. 

He has also struck up a formidable partnership with striker and club captain Harry Kane who has 16 goals and 13 assists himself.

Spurs will likely not find out the nature of Son’s problems until he has tests next week.

Son's replacement Erik Lamela made an immediate impact with an outstanding Rabona finish

Son’s replacement Erik Lamela made an immediate impact with an outstanding Rabona finish





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