Haaland and Son Secure Hat-Tricks as Man City Decimate Fulham, Spurs Triumph Over Burnley, and Elanga’s Goal Sinks Chelsea



Son Heung-min scored a hat-trick as Tottenham recovered from a goal down to thrash Burnley at Turf Moor and continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

Lyle Foster finished a lovely, flowing move to give the Clarets an early lead, but Son’s delicate finish restored parity 12 minutes later and the visitors never looked back.

They dominated the rest of the half and Cristian Romero’s curling effort from the edge of the box completed the turnaround on the stroke of half-time.

James Maddison continued his fine start to the campaign with a peach of a goal nine minutes into the second half, the former Leicester man curling beyond James Trafford after Burnley had gifted the visitors possession inside their own half.

Son side-footed past Trafford for his second of the game before completing his treble with a low strike after latching on to Pedro Porro’s delightful through ball.

Josh Brownhill’s neat finish pulled one back for Burnley in stoppage time, but it was no more than a consolation.

Spurs, who were knocked out of the EFL Cup by Fulham on Tuesday, move to ten points from their opening four games, while Burnley remain without a point this season.

Tottenham were punished for their slow start at Turf Moor, but Son sparked the visitors into life with his first of the game before putting the finishing touches to yet another eye-catching showing from Ange Postecoglou’s team.

After their skipper’s equaliser had steadied their nerves, Spurs took full advantage of the spaces afforded to them by Burnley and could have won by a more handsome margin.

Maddison delivered another influential display in midfield, going close to getting on the scoresheet in the first half before curling home magnificently in the early stages of the second.

But the afternoon belonged to Son, who scored his first hat-trick since a 6-2 victory over Leicester in September last year – and his fourth in the Premier League – to lift Tottenham up to second in the embryonic Premier League table.

The win means Postecoglou joins Harry Redknapp, Tim Sherwood and Antonio Conte in picking up ten points in their opening four matches in charge of Tottenham, who registered their biggest away victory since a 6-1 triumph at Manchester United in October 2020.

Son Heung-min’s hat-trick led Tottenham to a commanding win over Burnley, erasing an early deficit and maintaining their unbeaten start in the Premier League. Lyle Foster initially put Burnley ahead, but Son’s exquisite finish leveled the score. Tottenham continued their dominance, with Cristian Romero’s curling effort sealing the lead just before halftime. James Maddison added another with a remarkable goal in the second half. Son struck twice more, securing his first hat-trick since September last year and Tottenham’s victory.


Elanga’s first Forest goal sinks Chelsea

In a separate match, substitute Anthony Elanga scored a crucial goal to secure a hard-fought victory for Nottingham Forest over Chelsea. Elanga’s goal followed an injury to Danilo and came shortly after halftime when he capitalized on Taiwo Awoniyi’s pass. Despite Chelsea’s dominance in possession and territory, they failed to capitalize on their chances, leading to their defeat. Nottingham Forest climbed to ninth place in the league, while Chelsea fell to 11th.

Haaland scores hat-trick as Man City beat Fulham

Erling Haaland’s exceptional week continued as he notched a second-half hat-trick, propelling Manchester City to maintain their perfect Premier League season with a triumph over Fulham.

Haaland’s accolades included being named PFA Player of the Year on Tuesday and receiving a similar honor from UEFA on Thursday. In this match, he demonstrated his prowess at its finest, amassing a total of six goals for the season.

The Norwegian forward had played a pivotal role by assisting Julian Alvarez’s opening goal. With the score at 2-1 heading into the second half, Alvarez reciprocated the favor, delivering a sublime first-time pass that sent Haaland charging into the box for City’s third.

Haaland remained composed and slotted in City’s fourth from the penalty spot after Issa Diop fouled Alvarez. His stellar performance earned him the title of the match’s best player.

To cap off his remarkable day, Haaland displayed his clinical finishing with a superb first-time strike from Sergio Gomez’s assist, securing another match ball for himself.

Fulham may contend that the game’s turning point occurred just before halftime when Tim Ream equalized within a minute of Alvarez’s opener in the 30th minute. However, video assistant referee Tony Harrington deemed Manuel Akanji offside but not interfering with play as Nathan Ake’s 10-yard header found the back of the net, despite Akanji making an attempt for the ball.




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