The Tottenham Hotspur supporters were absolutely delighted in the Transfer Tavern last night after they claimed a huge three points in their bid to qualify for the Champions League.
Mauricio Pochettino welcomed Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United side to Wembley last night for a huge fixture in the context of the race to achieve a top-four finish. Tottenham got off to the best possible start with a goal after just 11 seconds from Christian Eriksen who stunned United with a perfectly placed left-footed strike which left David De Gea completely routed to the spot.
The Lilywhites later doubled their lead on the 28 minute mark as Phil Jones comically helped the ball into the back of his own net following Kieran Trippier’s fizzed ball across the face of goal.
Tottenham pushed for a killer third goal for the remainder of the match, but they failed to convert any of their chances whilst United rarely threatened Hugo Lorris’ goal during a worrying evening for the Red Devils faithful.
There were plenty of noteworthy performances in Tottenham white who could all stake a genuine claim for the man of the match award, but it was Christian Eriksen who scooped the accolade for his complete performance in midfield.
In the aftermath of proceedings, the Spurs fans heaped praise on Eriksen for his contribution to their 2-0 victory, but they also had some special words reserved for Dele Alli.
His noticeable improvement has been recognised by a handful of the supporters on Twitter who were eager to acknowledge the quality of Alli’s performance last night.
However, that opinion was not shared by the majority of supporters, as plenty of Tottenham fans slated the controversial star for his apparent lacklustre performance.
Here’s what the Spurs faithful had to say about Alli’s performance against Man United…
Comfortably the best half of football Dele Alli has put in for some time, both with and without the ball. All he’s missing is a goal. Some of the runs he’s made have been sublime, helped pull that Man Utd defence all over the shop. Huge reason as to why they’ve been so stretched.
— Raj Bains (@BainsXIII) January 31, 2018
He’s a monster out there tonight. Looks as if he’s revelling in it and the fact Utd are being pegged back. Some of his tricks coming off which always give him more confidence.
Backing him to get a goal
— Jools Rimay (@StambouliTweets) January 31, 2018
Dele Alli is the definition of overrated.
— we got ayton (@fladdusok) January 31, 2018
Gotta disagree with you on this one Ricky. He's still losing the ball way too much. Not to mention his final ball and falling down too much
— Nick'Yid'George (@nickgeorge36) January 31, 2018
If anybody deserved little credit last night, it should be him Dele! Unbelievable talent but he was too wasteful and gave the ball away umpteen times.
— Michael Donkor (@mikyonehotspur) February 1, 2018
Nicely summed up! Poetry in motion…
— SNDBRG (@Sbergo) January 31, 2018
Dele Alli has been simply unplayable tonight. Back to his ultimate best to the degree where Man Utd just could not live with his movement. An absolute joy to watch when he plays like this and silences those haters.#THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/QwphiyoH1V
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) January 31, 2018
Really? Thought he had the best game for us in a while. His movement was fantastic, dragged the defenders all over the place.
— Danny Searle (@Searledanny) February 1, 2018
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Completely disagree. He was out worst player by a mile tonight gave the ball away umpteen times
— ConstFootball (@ConstFootball) January 31, 2018