Son scores brace as Spurs move top of Champions League group D

Son Heung-min scored twice as Tottenham beat 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt to move top of Champions League Group D.

Frankfurt took an early lead when Eric Dier lost possession and Daichi Kamada was teed up to score from close range, but Harry Kane set up Son for the equaliser six minutes later.

England captain Kane then scored from the penalty spot and Son’s thumping volley made it 3-1 before half-time.

Frankfurt’s Tuta was shown a second yellow card for bringing Son down early in the second half, but Faride Alidou’s header made it 3-2 with three minutes remaining to make for a nervous ending for Spurs.

Kane missed a second penalty in stoppage time, but Tottenham held on for a deserved win.

Tottenham looked back to their best at times and could have won by a greater margin, but sloppy mistakes kept Frankfurt in the game.

The visitors largely struggled to deal with Spurs’ attack, but goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was forced to tip over an effort by Jesper Lindstrom and there was some desperate defending as Frankfurt had chances late on.

Antonio Conte’s hosts threatened throughout with Son, Ryan Sessegnon, Richarlison and Cristian Romero among those to come close.

It was a frantic finale, but victory means Tottenham sit top of the group with two wins from four matches, while Frankfurt drop to the bottom of the table with four points.

Tottenham next host Sporting Lisbon on 26 October.

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