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Son becomes top-scoring South Korean in European season

Tottenham's Son Heung-min, right, celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Tottenham's Son Heung-min, right, celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

LEICESTER, England — Son Heung-min became the highest-scoring South Korean player in a European season on Thursday, scoring twice for Tottenham at Leicester to break a 31-year-old record.

Son enters Tottenham's final game of the season on Sunday with 21 goals, having surpassed Cha Bum-kun's 19-goal haul at German club Bayer Leverkusen in the 1985-86 season.

Son's first goal in the 6-1 rout of Leicester — after setting up Harry Kane's opener — came in the 36th minute. The attacking midfielder met Dele Alli's lofted pass with a first-time volley. The 24-year-old Son was on target again in the 71st when he curled a low shot beyond goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

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