Dele Alli Sets A Remarkable New Premier League Record

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If Tottenham Hotspur do manage to finish above Leicester City, Dele Alli will quite rightly take a share of the plaudits – along with Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele and Harry Kane – for the England international has been, well, delightful.

Thankfully for the Lilywhites, Alli looks like he’ll be continuing his fine form right through until the end of the season, after a wonderfully taken brace last night – the volley from Eriksen’s exquisite pass arguably the pick of the bunch!

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Alli’s brace last night took the former MK Dons man to 10 league goals for the season, making the Three Lions international the youngest midfielder ever to record double figures in a Premier League campaign – although, Alli knows he should’ve had a hat-trick last night?

Alli will – like teammate Harry Kane had to overcome this season – become part of the same cliched debate regarding whether he’s a one-season wonder. However, the 20-year-old seems so grounded, with this wonderful ability to laugh at himself – an attitude that will stand him in good stead for his career.

Mauricio Pochettino deserves immense credit for Alli’s rise this season, for allowing the attacking-midfielder to play with such freedom. And for making the tactical switch halfway through this season, and moving Alli from centre-midfield to the more advanced No.10 role; a role he has now cemented as his own for as long as he wants it.