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Alli's miss will go down as one of the worst this season - but he also scored twice .

Eric Dier trolls Dele Alli after miss against Stoke

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Dele Alli's brace in Spurs' sensational 4-0 win at Stoke was not enough to take his miss out of the headlines, and it is not just the newspapers who were keen to pick up on it.

Followers of Alli's bromance with Eric Dier - of which there are many - predicted that the 20-year-old, who found the back of the net twice, would be getting a hard time from his close pal.

Dier leaps at the opportunity 

At first, it looked as though Dier was going to pass up on the opportunity, at least publicly.

But, true to form, he has now taken to Twitter to remind Alli of what was probably the miss of the season.

The £5million signing turned beautifully to create the opening before taking it round Shay Given and shooting at an open goal from 5 yards. He hit the post.

Fortunately, his double and a further 2 goals from Harry Kane ensured Spurs took all three points back to north London. Leicester's lead at the top is now just five points with four games to play. 

Pochettino apologises

Alli might have to wait a little while longer for his first Premier League hat-trick, but at least he received an apology from Mauricio Pochettino after the Tottenham manager fell to the floor following the miss.

Pochettino told Sky Sports: "I felt a little bit ashamed. I went back to the dugout and said 'I think I fell down, no?' My assistant said yes and I feel very bad now.

"During the game sometimes you are very excited and you create the chance and not score and not kill the game. You are very focused on the match and you want to win and this sometimes happens.

"Sorry for all, and I feel a little bit embarrassed."

If only Dier was as forgiving as his boss.

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