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Lucas Moura shone for Tottenham, yet Dele Alli was their unsung hero in win over Fulham

Lucas Moura shone for Tottenham, yet Dele Alli was their unsung hero in win over Fulham

Tottenham supporters have been in fine voice in the Transfer Tavern in recent times after seeing their side comfortably dispatch of newly-promoted Fulham 3-1 at Wembley on Saturday to make it two wins out of two in the Premier League.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men went into their clash with their London rivals at the national stadium off the back of a hard-fought 2-1 success over Newcastle United on the opening weekend, and they looked set for another tough afternoon on Saturday when Aleksandar Mitrovic cancelled out Lucas Moura’s opener. However, goals from Kieran Trippier and Harry Kane sealed all three points for Spurs to maintain their 100% start to the campaign heading into their clash with Manchester United next week.

As such, there have been many delighted Tottenham fans up and down the country in recent times, several of whom have been heaping praise on Brazil international Moura for a fine performance at Wembley on Saturday, with his goal just before half time coming at a great time for a Spurs side that dominated the opening period against Slavisa Jokanovic’s men.

And while the former Paris Saint-Germain winger certainly shone for Pochettino’s team, it was 22-year-old Dele Alli who was Tottenham’s unsung hero against the Cottagers, who have now suffered back-to-back defeats to begin life back in the top-flight.

Ultimately, while Moura set the ball rolling with the opening goal for Spurs just before half time, the majority of what good Spurs did going forward came through England international Alli, even if he was unable to get on the scoresheet at Wembley.

The 22-year-old managed more touches (83) than messrs Moura and Kane and completed significantly more passes than his fellow attacking duo, with Alli finishing with 55 accurate passes over the course of the 90 minutes, compared to 29 from Moura and just 18 from Kane.

Clearly, the Englishman was linking up the play brilliantly in that duo alongside Moura behind Kane to enable Spurs to create several opportunities and have 25 shots during the match, three of which coming from the boot of Alli, all of which hit the target.

And with three interceptions, the 22-year-old also did his bit off the ball to help thwart Fulham’s advances and wrestle control of the ball back for Tottenham – all his performance was missing was a direct contribution.

Nonetheless, his overall contribution was excellent and will certainly be well received by Spurs supporters, as although Moura produced the goods to net his first Premier League goal for the club on Saturday, it was Alli who turned in an even better display at Wembley this weekend.

Tottenham fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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