Tottenham could welcome back Heung Min Son for the visit of Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon.

The South Korean international, who scored 20 goals in all competitions for Spurs last term, has missed their opening two Premier League games against Aston Villa and Manchester City through suspension.

Son was uncharacteristically given the first red card of his career in Europe in Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to AFC Bournemouth on the penultimate weekend of last season – the first of two red cards for Mauricio Pochettino’s men that day after Juan Foyth was also dismissed – for pushing over Cherries midfielder Jefferson Lerma.

But after sitting out the final day draw with Everton and then Spurs’ first two games this term, the 27-year-old is back in contention to face the winless Magpies at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Son might not come straight back into the starting XI after both Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela were on the scoresheet in the draw against City last weekend, but whether he starts or is required to do his work from the bench, it’s excellent news for Pochettino and Tottenham. 



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