By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Dele Alli is still two goals short of his Premier League target for the season after netting in Tottenham’s 3-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday.
Spurs convincingly beat top-four hopefuls United in the Premier League showdown at White Hart Lane following three goals in the space of six uplifting minutes.
The north Londoners made the breakthrough on 70 minutes when Alli swept home Christian Eriksen’s cross past a helpless David de Gea.
It the eighth Premier League goal of what has been a memorable season for the midfielder, who turned 20 on Monday, but he is striving to add to his tally during the run-in.
“My target was for 10 goals and I think that is eight now,” Alli told Sky Sports’ Super Sunday in the aftermath of Tottenham’s win. “They were not going to make it easy for us but we knew the chances would come if we kept patient.”
Spurs added to the platform Alli had provided them with goals from Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela as the home side brushed United aside.
In addition to his eight top-flight goals, the England international has supplied nine assists in the competition, with five matches of the campaign remaining.
The victory kept alive Tottenham’s slim title hopes following Leicester’s 2-0 win at Sunderland earlier in the day.
Spurs are seven points behind the Premier League leaders but cemented their position of second in the table and pulled six points clear of Arsenal in third.
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