Son’s rapid treble lifts Tottenham and exposes Leicester’s fragility

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Son Heung-min was last to leave the pitch, match-ball tucked under his arm, goal drought well and truly over.

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An afternoon that had begun with last season’s joint Golden Boot winner almost inevitably demoted to the bench – 

Antonio Conte had little choice after eight goalless outings – concluded with a 13-minute hat-trick.

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By the time Son curled a spectacular first past Danny Ward, Tottenham had already come from behind to lead a fascinating, if defensively unsound, clash 3-2.

The majority of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium leapt about with the kind of pure, 

unadulterated joy reserved only for football grounds; there are few more popular goalscorers in these parts.

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It was only the start. A left-footed strike of similar quality quickly followed and then a third that was initially ruled out by the offside flag. Praise be for VAR.

Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Rodrigo Bentancur had already netted in a victory that, temporarily at least,

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