SON Heung-min hit a double as Tottenham recovered from a goal down to beat Cherries 4-1 and keep Eddie Howe’s side in the bottom half of the Premier League.

Junior Stanislas put the hosts in front early on and after Spurs striker Harry Kane went off injured, Dele Alli levelled.

Son then struck twice in the second half, with Serge Aurier completing victory in stoppage time.

Cherries boss Howe made one change to the side which had drawn 1-1 at Leicester City, Lys Mousset replacing neck injury victim Joshua King in attack.

Jordon Ibe and Ryan Fraser were deemed fit for the bench but Marc Pugh, who had been battling a calf problem, was not included. Midfielder Harry Arter returned to the matchday squad.

England star Eric Dier was named among the Spurs substitutes after sustaining an elbow injury in Wednesday’s Champions’ League defeat to Juventus.

He was replaced by Victor Wanyama, with full-backs Aurier and Danny Rose coming in for Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies, respectively.

Cherries spurned a glorious chance to open the scoring inside four minutes. The Tottenham defence was caught cold by Lewis Cook’s through ball from deep and Mousset burst forward and squared for Stanislas. With the goal gaping and keeper Hugo Lloris prone, the former Burnley man clipped against the bar and the danger was cleared.

It was a tremendous let-off for Mauricio Pochettino’s side but moments later they were behind.

Adam Smith, again deployed on the right of midfield, played a one-two with Simon Francis and brilliantly beat Rose. His cross zipped through to the unmarked Stanislas, who chested down before drilling left-footed into the far corner.

It was Cherries’ first goal against Spurs in more than seven and a half hours of Premier League football, Matt Ritchie having converted seconds into the Dorset club’s 5-1 defeat in October 2015.

Stanislas fired a free-kick into the wall and then, after Callum Wilson had been crudely felled by Rose, the winger appealed for handball when his delivery struck Son in the box. Referee Mike Dean was unmoved.

Defender Jan Vertonghen was roundly booed after becoming annoyed when a ball boy cheekily refused to give the ball to him, his frustration summing up the visitors’ emotions in the opening quarter.

The north Londoners momentarily thought they had equalised before the half hour mark. Christian Eriksen swept in a pinpoint delivery from the right and Kane, with superb technique, slotted past the onrushing Asmir Begovic. However, the raised flag of assistant referee Simon Beck correctly denied the golden boot hopeful.

Alli struck fresh air when well-placed and worse was to follow for the visitors, with Kane forced off due to injury having seemingly sustained the problem under Begovic’s challenge. Erik Lamela was the man brought on.

Lloris had Mousset’s half-volley from distance comfortably covered and 10 minutes before the break, Spurs equalised.

Son released Aurier in acres of space down the right and the Ivorian’s cross was measured to perfection, allowing Alli to coolly knock home from close range.

Cherries appeared to have lost their earlier fizz but all of a sudden they went close again. Wilson’s through ball for Smith needed a fraction more weight, meaning the latter’s shot was pulled past the left post for a goal-kick.

On the stroke of half-time, Eriksen’s dipping shot from range was gathered at second attempt by Begovic, the Bosnian no doubt relieved not to have attackers snapping at his feet.

Cherries began the second period as they had the first. Dan Gosling’s progressive, mazy run resulted in the ball falling to Simon Francis on the edge of the box and the skipper drew a terrific, full-length stop from Lloris.

It did not stop there. Stanislas’s corner was nodded straight at the head of Nathan Ake by Aurier and the ball looped over the bar when it could have gone anywhere. After treatment, Ake elected to continue.

Francis, who was having a lively game at full-back, was superbly positioned to hook to safety as Alli prepared to pull the trigger.

Son then felt aggrieved when Dean waved away calls for a penalty after the South Korean went to ground under a touch-and-go challenge from Charlie Daniels.

Pochettino’s men were cranking up the pressure. Eriksen tested Begovic with another awkward strike which the stopper parried, with Aurier blazing over on the follow up.

Just short of the hour, another chance. Stanislas did brilliantly to keep possession among a swarm of white shirts and his pass was screwed off target by Gosling as Rose slid in.

Cherries were made to pay minutes later. Rose fed Alli on the left side of the box and he floated the ball to the back stick, where Son’s mis-hit shot bounced into the turf and up into the roof of the net.

Arter had been poised to come on when the goal went in but Howe quickly changed his plans, with King and Ibe thrown on in an effort to turn the tide.

Begovic saved smartly at his near post from Son, who had grabbed the role of central striker with relish.

Stanislas half-volleyed into Loris’s arms and Francis had another crack with 15 minutes remaining, his Exocet flashing a yard or so over the bar.

With six minutes to go, Cherries thought they had equalised. Steve Cook’s downward header was controlled and fired home by Wilson in a crowded box. But referee Dean chalked the effort off, seemingly for a foul on Davinson Sanchez by the striker.

With three minutes remaining, it was game over. Lewis Cook gave away possession in the attacking half and Eriksen quickly released Son. The former Bayer Leverkusen man sped clear, rounded Begovic and tapped home.

Son went in search of his hat-trick but was denied by Begovic. However, it was not long before the visitors got their fourth.

Substitute Trippier’s lofted shot from the right side of the box was parried by Begovic, with Aurier able to guide home a header from a tight angle.


Cherries (4-4-1-1): Begovic; Francis, S Cook, Ake, Daniels (Ibe, 67); A Smith, Gosling, L Cook, Stanislas (Defoe, 76); Mousset (King, 67); Wilson.

Unused subs: Surman, Arter, Fraser, Boruc (g/k).

Booked: Gosling.

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose (Trippier, 81); Wanyama, Dembele; Eriksen, Alli (Sissoko, 86), Son; Kane (Lamela, 34).

Unused subs: Dier, Lucas, Llorente, Vorm (g/k).

Booked: Rose.

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral).

Attendance: 10,623.