Browsing: Dele Alli

Alli heads to Turkey after making two substitute appearances for Frank Lampard’s team this term in their first three Premier League games of 2022-23, while he was not named in the squad for the Toffees’ Carabao Cup win over Fleetwood Town.

The England midfielder won the spot kick after going over Jose Sa’s legs but it seemed harsh on the hosts. All the talk before the match surrounded Kane and Nuno Espirito Santo opted to start him on the bench. Spurs were unchanged from the side that beat Manchester City last weekend.

Alli scored a special opener in the 10th minute and then set up both Carlos Vinicius, who added a late second, and Gareth Bale as Spurs made it through to the last 16 with an 8-1 aggregate victory over the Austrian side.

The 168 league places between the sides is the biggest gap between opponents the 150 years of the FA Cup and the gulf in class showed as Spurs’ fringe players took their chance to shine.