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Alli scored twice.

Dele Alli scores two beautiful goals while also guilty of miss of the season

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It's fair to say that the second-half between Stoke and Tottenham belonged to Dele Alli.

In the 67th minute, he scored a beautiful dink over Shay Given after a sublime pass from Christian Eriksen to put Spurs 2-0 up. it was a delightful pass from the Dane and Alli gave it the finish he deserved.

However, just minutes later the 20-year-old was put through on goal and was guilty of the miss of the season.

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It looked as though the talented youngster was about to make it 3-0 and put the game beyond all doubt.

Alli did everything right by rounding Given, leaving him with a simple opportunity of tapping the ball into the empty net.

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But somehow, somehow, he managed to hit the post with the goal gaping. It was harder to miss - just look at Mauricio Pochettino's reaction!

Alli’s blushes were spared just moments later when Erik Lamela went through on goal and squared to Harry Kane who showed his teammate how to score an open goal by rolling it into the net.

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But Alli wasn't going to be denied. With eight minutes remaining, he smashed in a brilliant volley to make it 4-0 to Spurs as they keep their title hopes alive. Why couldn't he do that earlier?

His second goal meant that he became the youngest midfielder in the history of the Premier League to score ten goals in a season.

Check out his goals, and then the incredible miss below:

The 4-0 win put Pochettino’s side just five points behind Leicester with five matches remaining, following the Foxes’ 2-2 draw against West Ham on Sunday.

It also puts Spurs eight points clear of both Manchester City and north London rivals Arsenal - as they look to finish above Arsene Wenger's side for the first time since 1995.

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It was a match that Tottenham dominated from start to finish. Harry Kane set them on their after just nine minutes. The 22-year-old curled a brilliant effort past Shay Given to give the away side a 1-0 lead at half-time.

The only surprise was that it took until the 67th minute for Tottenham to double their lead when Alli finished off Eriksen's pass. Kane's second followed by Alli's second completed a perfect night for the club.

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