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Betting Stories: Son & Kane link up to land Sky Bet's 66/1 'Return The Favour' special inside 8 minutes

Betting Stories: Son & Kane have formed an incredible partnership this season
Betting Stories: Son & Kane have formed an incredible partnership this season

As part of our weekly Betting Stories feature, we look back at the weekend’s punting and pick out the best winner from all of the footballing action, or analyse the most painstakingly near miss…

Quite the duo

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have always been a formidable partnership for Tottenham, but this season they have taken their understanding of each other to the next level.

The Spurs duo have rustled up a combined 12 goals and 9 assists in their opening six league outings, with Son now leading the way at the summit of the Premier League top scorer chart alongside Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin with seven goals to his name. Meanwhile Kane, who has five goals to show for his efforts thus far, is the highest assist-provider in the top-flight as things stand with seven lay-offs. 

Astonishingly, Kane and Son have assisted each other to score in three of their six league appearances this season, with their latest display coming in Sunday's dramatic 3-3 draw against West Ham. Spurs fired out of the blocks and took the lead inside the first minute of this London derby, as Kane found Son with a delicious long-range through ball, before the South Korean did his trademark cut-in on his right foot to curl a perfectly-placed finish into the far corner.

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Just minutes later (seven to be precise), Son laid his teammate off on the edge of the box and Kane fired a thunderous effort home to put the hosts two goals to the good. After Kane added a second 10 minutes later the game looked to be dead and buried, but a spirited performance from David Moyes' West Ham - priced at 9/2 before kick-off - saw them rescue a point following three quick-fire goals in the final stages of the match; Manuel Lanzini's 93rd minute power-drive being the indisputable pick of the goals in north London.

The Hammers were a ginormous 1000/1 to draw the game on the Betfair Exchange with just 10 minutes left on the clock, while the 3-3 correct score was a huge 40/1 before the game started. 

And that's exactly what price SkyBet's 'Return The Favour' special set off at on Sunday, after a flurry of punters rushed to back Son to provide Kane with a goal and vice versa on Sunday afternoon, in a juicy special that was initially priced at 66/1! 

It seems that plenty of customers were on it, including punter Daniel Quance (@daniel_quance) who had a £7.47 flutter which returned a lovely £500, top betting.

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