Tottenham 6-3 K-League XI LIVE! Kane, Son goals - Pre-season friendly result, match stream, latest updates

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Tottenham vs K-League XI LIVE!

Spurs begin their pre-season preparations this afternoon in Seoul as they take on a team made up of the best top-flight players in South Korea. It is the first summer spent under Antonio Conte, who join during last season, and the Italian has wasted no time drilling his squad to near-exhaustion.

An open training session earlier in the week saw the likes of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane collapse to the pitch in front of 6,000 fans as Conte and his team pushed his players to improve their fitness. The likes of Richarlison and Yves Bissouma were on show and should feature at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.

Ivan Perisic is unlikely to get his first minutes in a Spurs shirt, though, as he continues to overcome an injury picked up at the end of last season, while Dejan Kulusevski is a doubt after training. Follow along with Standard Sport below!

Tottenham vs K-League XI highlights

  • GOAL! Son gets his second!

  • GOAL! Son from the penalty spot!

  • GOAL! Kane strike sees Spurs ahead

  • GOAL! Bullet header to level the scores

  • GOAL! Dier with a stunner to open scoring

...and breath!

13:58 , Alex Young

Well, that was fun!

Nine goals, two apiece for Kane and Son, a red card and a debut for Richarlison. An entertaining start to Spurs’ pre-season.

Here’s our match report.



13:55 , Alex Young

93min: That’s your lot!

What an entertaining game.

13:50 , Alex Young

90min: Into the final minute.


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86min: Shortly after Parrott is denied, Son pounces on a mistake to round the keeper and slot home his second.

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84min: Parrott is lively. He picks up the ball on the right flank, spots a gap in the defence to cut inside and bend a shot towards goal which the keeper does wel to parry.

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79min: Four Spurs subs as Parrott, Fagan-Walcott, Sayers and White are introduced.


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77min: Whatever Team K-League can do...

Kane smashes home the free kick from the edge of the area. The fans in Seoul are feasting.


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74min: Son is dragged down when through on goal and the hosts have a defender sent off!

What a game.


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72min: It's the best goal of the game as Jun Amano beats Lloris with a long-range free kick!


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69min: Son makes no mistake from the spot, and it's the most popular goal of the evening.


13:29 , Alex Young

68min: Handball in the area, Son to take...

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65min: Richarlison is done after a late challenge, but he’ll be OK. Some of these tackles are not messing about.

13:21 , Alex Young

60min: The hosts playing with confidence, and why shouldn’t they are scoring twice. A few more players set to enter the fold, too.

I don’t think Son has seen much of the ball yet, despite the best efforts of his team-mates.


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55min: Spurs back in front and it’s a typical low drive from distance from Kane!


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53min: All square again! Veldwijk sweeps the ball home from the edge of the area.

Possible deflection?

13:11 , Alex Young

50min: So seven changes for Spurs in total so far with Kane joined by Lloris, Tanganga, Sarr, Hojbjerg and Doherty.

A few minutes later, Son gets a solo introduction much to the delight of the fans.


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48min: Well, that didn't take long! Instant impact from Kane as his cross is turned in by a defender for an own goal.

Second half

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46min: We’re back underway.

Kane is on, will confirm any others as soon as possible.

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Right, we’re back for the second half. Just waiting on confirmation of substitutes.

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An end-to-end game so far, and the hosts deserve their equaliser. Some nice touches from Richarlison, with Lucas and Gil also lively.

Sanchez rusty but it is the first game of pre-season.


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47min: ...and that’s your lot for the first half.



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46min: Equaliser on the stroke of half-time as Gue Sung Cho beats Austin with a fine header.

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45min: Almost a debut goal for Richarlison as he latches onto Emerson’s cross, but his downward header is weak.

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43min: The hosts with a few sights of goal as the firs half approaches the end; first Austin forced into a smart stop which he palms away before his goal is threatened with a low drive across the face.

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40min: Skipp storms through midfield with the ball before laying it off to Richarlison. The Brazilian holds up the ball before spotting Lucas darting forward, but his pass is a yard ahead so the move breaks down.

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37min: Deafening noise as first Kane and then Son go for a trot down the touchline.

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36min: Emerson left in a heap after a rough challenge. There’s been a few of these, from both sides.

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35min: A few changes for K-League XI including the introduction of Lee Seung-woo, formerly of Barcelona’s academy and a regular in the South Korea national team.

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More on the goal: Dier picked up the ball around 40 yards out, looked to his left and right and used Richarlison’s dummy run to create space for a cracking shot.

Time for a water break.


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31min: Wow! Eric Dier with a stunner from 25 yards to open the scoring!

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29min: Half a chance as Richarlison holds the ball up on the edge of the area and tries to slip Bryan in, but the pass is too heavy.

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26min: Richarlison showing plenty of nice touches so far, his latest resulting in winning a foul near the touchline around 30 yards out. He’s linking up well with the overlapping full-backs so far.

12:25 , Alex Young

24min: The hosts want a penalty after a clumsy tackle from Sanchez, but the referee isn’t interested. I think Sanchez just about got the ball there.


12:24 , Alex Young

22min: Sanchez produces a fine save with a half-volley from seven yards after a neat dink over the defence from Emerson.


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20min: Skipp marches forward with the ball into space as Royal screams for the ball on the flank, the midfielder obliges and drills a great low cross towards Bryan in the six-yard box but the youngster gets the ball stuck under his feet and the move breaks down.

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19min: Spurs starting to create more and more chances now. Conte deep in conversation with his staff on the bench.


12:17 , Alex Young

15min: Richarlison and then Emerson should score as the former weaves through the defence and into the penalty area before the latter hits the loose ball an inch wide of the post with the goal gaping.


12:16 , Alex Young

14min: Spurs win the ball in K-League XI’s final third through Bentancur and break forward into the area, but the midfielder ignores Lucas and Richarlison before seeing his shot deflected wide.

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12min: Austin, Dier, Sanchez and Romero are teasing their hosts with a game of keep ball in their own penalty area.

It almost works as Spurs create space and work up the field to Bryan, who jinks inside off the left flank and into the area before the ball gets away from him.

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9min: Lucas finds a pocket of space and that’s enough of an invitation for a pop at goal from 25 yards, but it skims wide of the post.

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6min: A sloppy pass from Sanchez sees the hosts in with a chance, but Royal manages to divert the danger.

A rare sight of goal in the opening stages.

12:04 , Alex Young

2min: Spurs with plenty of the ball early on until Sessegnon is wiped out near the touchline. The referee waves play on, which could set the tone here.


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We're under way in Seoul!

12:00 , Alex Young

The mascots are all wearing white raincoats. It doesn’t appear to have rained or currently be raining, though.

Dier the skipper

11:59 , Alex Young

Eric Dier leads Spurs out as captain today, introducing the squad to the local dignitaries.

Almost, almost time

11:57 , Alex Young

Kick-off in five minutes, teams on their way out.

Almost time

11:51 , Alex Young

The Seoul World Cup Stadium is packed with 10 minutes to go until kick-off. Big cheers for Son during the warm-up, unsurprisingly.

No Perisic too

11:43 , Alex Young

It has also been confirmed that Perisic will not be involved, so just Richarlison for the debuts today.

Dejan watch

11:36 , Alex Young

Despite being named among the substitutes, Kulusevski and Davies will not be involved today.

I’d imagine Conte does not want to risk the former.

Son a sub today

11:30 , Alex Young

Harry Kane and local hero Son Heung-min are among the substitutes today. The fans will be desperate to see South Korea captain Son in action.

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No Bissouma or Forster

11:23 , Alex Young

There will be no debuts for Yves Bissouma and Fraser Forster today as both have been ruled out through illness.

Dejan watch

11:17 , Alex Young

Dejan Kulusevski is out warming up with his team-mates, so we may be seeing him this afternoon after all.

Team news

11:12 , Alex Young

So, it’s a debut for Richarlison up front and returns for both Oliver Skipp - from injury - and Bryan Gil - from a loan spell.

Expect plenty of changes, too.

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Tottenham XI

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Starting XI: Austin; Romero, Dier, Sanchez; Royal, Bentancur, Skipp, Sessegnon; Lucas, Richarlison, Bryan

Brutal training drills

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Antonio Conte isn’t messing about.

Son Heung-min had to be dragged onto his feet during a rough training session on Monday.

Conte is known for his gruelling drills with the aim of making his players tougher than the rest - to make their rivals "spit blood" - and the 6,000 fans watching Spurs' open training session at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Monday could see that in action.

The likes of Son and Harry Kane were forced to take a breather as the squad were sent on repeated sprints across the length of the pitch and back after a two-hour training session.

Read more here.


Dier on summer signings

10:45 , Alex Young

Eric Dier has been waxing lyrical about Tottenham’s transfer activity this summer.

Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Clement Lenglet have all signed, with more expected to come.

“I’m so happy on an individual, and I think I can speak on a collective level as well, everyone is really happy with how the summer has gone,” he told reporters.

Read more here!

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Perisic and Bissouma shirt numbers

10:31 , Alex Young

Tottenham have let fans know that new signings Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma will wear shirt no.22 and no.38, respectively, this afternoon but could don different numbers moving forwards. Pape Matar Sarr will wear no.29.

Also interesting to note that Perisic may get some minutes today, with such an announcement made.

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(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

New clobber on show

10:19 , Alex Young

Spurs will be wearing their new home kit for the first time today.

Score prediction

10:13 , Alex Young

Today’s game should be a fairly routine run out for Spurs, featuring plenty of changes.

It is the first of four games inside a little over two weeks for Spurs and, with the new Premier League season coming just a week later, Antonio Conte will want his charges up and running as soon as possible.

I’m plumping for a 3-0 win and banking on Son to score seems a good punt.

Spurs team news

09:56 , Alex Young

Summer signings Yves Bissouma, Richarlison and Fraser Forster should all get minutes today, but Ivan Perisic is unlikely to feature as he continues to shake off an injury picked up while still at Inter Milan.

Pape Matar Sarr, who signed last summer and immediately went back out on loan, is also hoping for his first outing in a Spurs shirt, but Dejan Kulusevski is a doubt after complaining of discomfort after Monday’s training session.

The likes of Bryan Gil and Troy Parrott have also returned from loan spells and will hope to impress the manager. There is also the chance for youngsters such as Malachi Fagan-Walcott, Charlie Sayers, Harvey White and new goalkeeper Josh Keeley to get to grips with the first team.

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Where to watch

09:39 , Alex Young

TV channel: The match will not be broadcast on UK TV.

Live stream: Subscribers to SpursPlay will be able to watch every Tottenham pre-season friendly, starting with Wednesday’s clash with the K-League XI.

Coverage starts at 11.45am BST on the day of the game.


09:30 , Alex Young

Good morning and welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the pre-season friendly between Tottenham and K-League XI.

Spurs’ first friendly of the close-season is scheduled for a 12pm BST kick-off at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul.

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