With Roy Hodgson in attendance at Selhurst Park to watch Tottenham’s clash with Crystal Palace, the England manager saw for himself the buzz that Dele Alli created with his goal-of-the-season contender.
The 19-year-old midfielder continued on his steep journey to the top of English football by netting a sublime volley to give the visitors the lead, his sixth goal of the season and another chapter in one of the biggest storylines of the Premier League season.
Alli, who was playing League One football just last season, sent Twitter ablaze with his effort against the Eagles, with the best of the reaction collected below:
Alli’s goal grabbed the last Spurs fan favourite’s attention
What a goal that is! Dele Alli
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) January 23, 2016
Matt Le Tissier, himself scorer of some sumptuous volley’s over the years, was suitably impressed
Gary Lineker used the strike as the perfect chance to plug his highlights show
Dele Alli has just scored the most stunningly brilliant goal. A goal of the season contender. See it on @BBCMOTD tonight 10.25
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 23, 2016
The Times’ Henry Winter praised Alli’s surroundings
The goal even impressed a Barton
I’m sorry but that goal from Alli is ridiculous! One of the best ever Premier League goals! #MOTD
— Josh Barton (@bartonj2410) January 23, 2016
Here’s a couple of people calling for Alli to be an England starter at Euro 2016
That Dele Alli goal: you just hope England appreciate the gift they’ve been given and put him in that starting line-up at Euro 2016. — Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) January 23, 2016
More convinced by the week that Dele Alli should start for England at the Euros.
— Craig Burley (@CBurleyESPN) January 23, 2016
And here’s the man himself keeping pretty calm about it all
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