Alli has had a superb campaign.

Dele Alli named PFA Young Player of the Year

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Dele Alli has been named the PFA Young Player of the Year at an award ceremony in London at Grosvenor House.

The Tottenham youngster has enjoyed a stellar campaign, becoming the youngest midfield player to score 10 goals in the Premier League, while he also has nine assists to his name.

Team-mate Harry Kane, who is currently the league's top scorer, was also nominated for the prize he won last year. Together, the pair have thrust Tottenham into the title race, and while it looks as though they may ultimately miss out to Leicester, a record points haul and highest ever finish remains on the cards.

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Alli's win means a Tottenham player has won four of the last five young player awards, with the former MK Dons midfielder following in the footsteps of Kyle Walker, Gareth Bale and of course Kane.

Both were also nominated for the main prize of the evening, but were unable to attend at Mauricio Pochettino's request because of their game against West Brom at White Hart Lane on Monday night.

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Everton duo Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku were also up for the prize, while Jack Butland from Stoke and Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho make up the shortlist.

Although tonight will be a night of celebration for Tottenham, their spirits will be dampened by the action at the King Power Stadium this afternoon.

With Jamie Vardy suspended, Spurs were hoping for a slip up from the Foxes, however Claudio Ranieri's side strolled to a 4-0 win and now just need five points from their last three games in order to claim a historic title win.

Tottenham can narrow the gap to five points tomorrow, however time is running out for the north London club to spring a surprise.

Do Tottenham have any chance of winning the title after Leicester's win?

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