Dele Alli posts Twitter verdict on red card after starring in demolition of Stoke
By Will Butcher
Dele Alli has revealed his delight on Twitter after responding to his red card in the perfect manner with a flawless performance against Stoke City on Sunday.
Alli, 20, was shown his marching orders on Thursday night for a dangerous lunge on Gent’s Brecht Dejaegere, as Spurs crashed out of the Europa League following a 2-2 draw at Wembley.
Alli told fans on his personal Twitter account that he “felt horrible” after the red card but revealed he was “delighted” to score Spurs’ fourth goal in a 4-0 win against Stoke.
— Dele (@dele_official) February 26, 2017
The former MK Dons midfielder slid home Spurs fourth just before half-time, after great work from hat-trick hero Harry Kane on the right flank.
Kane had already put Spurs three goals to the good, with his second strike the pick of the bunch as he found the bottom corner of Lee Grant’s goal with a fine effort from the edge of the area.
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Alli’s instant return to form was crucial in seeing Spurs rise to second in the Premier League, leapfrogging Pep Guardiola’s Man City who were not in action on the weekend.
Spurs’ number 20 is now expected to feature for the 37th time of the season in all competitions this season against Everton on Sunday, as they look to secure a 16th league win of 2016-17.