Seoul, Korea, February 18, 2020: Tottenham Hotspur's Korean forward Son Heung-min has established a new career high by extending his goal scoring streak to five matches, reports Yonhap News.
The 2018 Asian Games champion scored twice for Spurs in a 3-2 win away to Aston Villa on Sunday, including the winner in injury time.
Son now has 16 goals in 32 matches in all competitions this season. His career high is 21, scored in 47 matches during the 2016-2017 season.
The 27-year-old striker has also surpassed the half-century mark in career Premier League goals with 51.
He became the first Asia-born player to score a career 50 goals or more at the Premier League.
"I've scored 50 Premier League goals but without the team, without the supporters, it's impossible," he said in an interview posted on Spurs' website. "I just want to share this feeling with the fans, everyone in South Korea and with the lads. ... I just want to say thank you for helping me."
FIFA also celebrated Son's historic feat, citing the Oscar-winning South Korean film "Parasite". Director Bong Joon-ho's black comedy thriller was the first non-English language movie to capture the best film Oscar in its 92-year history.
"After making history this month at the Oscars, Son made another history for the KFA," FIFA said in a message posted in English on its Instagram account.
"He became the first Asian, ever, to score 50 Premier League goals. Congratulations to Korea."