Son saves Spurs, leads squad to 2-1 win at home against Luton Town

The Tottenham captain brought Spurs back from what would have been a very disappointing defeat, scoring the game-winning goal in the 86th minute of play with an assist from fellow attacker Brennan Johnson.

Tottenham Hotspur v Luton Town - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Luton Town - Premier League / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/GettyImages

After a tough 3-0 loss away at Fulham before the international break, this was a result that Spurs needed to get. Another loss would have put them even further away from fourth place Aston Villa, who Ange Postecoglou's side defeated at Villa Park on March 10th.

For the first half of the match, The Lilywhites were denied multiple chances at goal, with one of Son's shots ricocheting off both posts.

Luton went ahead early on with a third-minute goal from attacker Tahith Chong, a score that briefly silenced Spurs' home crowd. For the rest of the half, Tottenham had a few scoring chances, but nothing came from them.

The visitors went into the locker room with a surprising 1-0 lead. However, like he has done many times before, Postecoglou's second half changes helped to propel Spurs forward, injecting the attack with some much needed pace and creativity.

After coming on for the latter portion of the game, Johnson's cross towards fellow winger Timo Werner was deflected by Luton Town defender Issa Kaboré, resulting in an own goal that leveled the score at 1-1.

From there, Spurs continued to press on, getting multiple scoring opportunities denied by the away squad, including Johnson's shot in the 78th minute which was ruled off by VAR and a sensational clearance by Luton's Alfie Doughty.

In the 86th minute, Johnson and Son combined forces to save Spurs from a disappointing one-point performance, propelling them to a crucial three-point display.

The Welsh winger's assist, his sixth goal involvement as a substitute (which currently leads the Premier League), was capped off by another beautiful goal by The Lilywhites' captain.

The goal, which placed the South Korean attacker into fifth place amongst all scorers in club history with 160 and counting, ensured Tottenham would remain fifth in the table for another week as they continue their pursuit of European football for next season.

Once again, Big Ange's substitutes played a key role in the victory as Johnson, along with midfielders Giovani Lo Celso and Rodrigo Bentancur, all provided second half sparks.

Although this was a game that Spurs and their supporters thought a likely victory, Luton proved a tough opponent. Nevertheless, Tottenham rallied back, and though the continued attack left the team's defense vulnerable at times, it ultimately paid off; besides, three points is better than one.

In the continued pursuit of European football (which Postecoglou has said he would like to have in the future in order to to give more players in his team increased playing time), The Lilywhites continue to march forward.

With the upcoming three matches spanning just 12 days, starting with West Ham on Tuesday, squad health will play a major role in the fixtures ahead.

It seems as if Postecoglou is getting closer to building out a complete team to suit his style of play. Once his players are up to full strength, the current top four may need to keep an eye on their rear-view mirrors: the Spurs may just come marching in, come May.