'Goal of the season' leaves football world in a frenzy

Tottenham's Son Heung-Min has sent social media into a spin with a goal in the Premier League that's being touted as the best of the season.

The Korean superstar's stunning solo strike was the highlight in a 5-0 win for Spurs that was packed with amazing goals.

Captain Harry Kane scored two incredible strikes of his own in a commanding win for Jose Mourinho's men, that leaves them one point behind Manchester United in sixth on the table.

However, it was an audacious solo effort from Son that stole the headlines and left viewers in awe of the Korean's brilliance.

So often the heartbeat of Spurs this season and last, Son highlighted his importance to the London outfit with a moment of magic in the 32nd minute.

Picking the ball up from deep inside his own half, Son ran at the Burnley defence with defenders in front of him and on either side.

Opting against playing one of his teammates through on goal, Son spotted a hole right in the heart of the Clarets' defence and dribbled straight through it.

The Korean left half of Burnley's team in his wake as he snaked his way into the goal box, before cooly slotting the ball home.

The extraordinary moment left fans in a frenzy on social media, with many describing it as the "goal of the season".

Spurs boss Mourinho was also gushing in his praise after insisting the goal reminded him of one Brazilian icon Ronaldo scored for Barcelona during the coach's time at the Spanish side.

Goals to Lucas Moura, Moussa Sissoko and Kane’s brace put the icing on the dominant win, which came off the back of a midweek defeat to Manchester United.

‘He is unstoppable’

"Son's is a tremendous goal,” Mourinho told BBC Sport. “Harry's two [goals from] outside the box and the pass for the Moussa goal.

“A couple of better passes or choices and we could have had more.

"I remember when I was at Barcelona with Mr [Bobby] Robson and Ronaldo Nazario scored a goal similar to Son's.

“And this was an amazing goal. I know that he is going to reach the face of the keeper and the control… he is unstoppable. The keeper is good, though, but he managed to put it in."

Son scored an incredible solo goal against Burnley. Pic: Optus Sport

Mourinho was likely referring to a goal Brazilian striker Ronaldo scored against Compostela early in the 1996-97 season, when the Brazilian beat a number of defenders to score an individual effort for Sir Bobby Robson's team. At the time, the Portuguese coach was working as Robson's translator at the Camp Nou outfit.

The comparison is high praise indeed – though Son had considerably more ground to cover with Ronaldo picking the ball up close to the half-way line for his famous strike.

Nevertheless, Son’s superb goal added gloss to a welcome win for Spurs, with the three points taking them within six of fourth-place Chelsea following the Blues’ 3-1 defeat at Everton earlier in the day.

"A perfect day,” Mourinho reflected. “No injuries, a clean sheet, goals, perfect football, kids coming on for their first Premier League football.

“Sean Dyche is always honest and he told me after the game we were too good for them. I thank him for that. They are difficult to play against but we were too good. It wasn't them that were bad.

"Finally, the boys get a day off tomorrow that I've not been able to give them yet!”

Youngsters Troy Parrott and Oliver Skipp came off the bench in the second half, alongside summer signing Ryan Sessegnon.

With Omnisport