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WATCH: Son sends South Korea to Asian Games knockout rounds

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SOREANG, INDONESIA - AUGUST 15: Son Heung Min of South Korea in action after the Men’s Football Group E match between South Korea and Bahrain at Si Jalak Harupat Stadium ahead of the Asian Games on August 15, 2018 in Soreang, Indonesia. (Photo by Yifan Ding/Getty Images)

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It’s safe to say the marking at the Asian Games is a step down from both the Premier League and World Cup.

Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-min Son scored the only goal of the game as South Korea beat Kyrgyzstan on Monday to keep its gold medal hopes alive at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.

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Son did not start the first two group stage matches as South Korea battered Bahrain and lost to Malaysia, and getting a win over Monday’s opponents means a tricky Round of 16 match against Iran.

A loss would likely have Son back in England for Spurs’ next match, a big early test against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

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