Tottenham Hotspur successfully closed the gap on Leicester at the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 win over Stoke. Dele Alli was star of the show, scoring twice and becoming the youngest midfielder in EPL history to score 10 goals in a season.
That will not be how the football world remembers the Englishman’s performance at the Britannia Stadium though, as Alli somehow contrived to miss an open goal after rounding keeper Shay Given.
Given the former League One star did something similar for the Three Lions against Germany, Twitter naturally reacted in unison over the gaffe.
Here’s the best of it:
For starters, here’s the miss in question
— Deepanshu Sareen (@DeepanshuSareen) April 18, 2016
And his manager’s furious reaction to it in full
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) April 18, 2016
Naturally, people who aren’t good enough to play football for a living found it funny
Dele Alli’s miss yesterday against Stoke LOOOOL???
— King Mesut (@LethalSanchez) April 19, 2016
And ridiculed him
@Dele_Alli do you miss all open goal opportunities? ??
— Tom Boughtwood (@TPBoughtwood) April 19, 2016
Alli’s shocker cost a lot of people fantasy football points
@Dele_Alli that miss ?? cost me 5 points in my dream team ?
— sam miller (@sammiller792) April 19, 2016
Hoping that Dele Alli miss doesnt come back to haunt me in fantasy
— Lloyd (@pray4lloyd) April 19, 2016
Eric Dier isn’t usually one to let his teammate get away with anything and most awaited
his ribbing with glee
— Terry Gudgeon (@TerryTHFC) April 19, 2016
— El Niño (Spurs) (@5ee6an) April 18, 2016
— John Hall ™ (@JohnHall1985) April 18, 2016
I absolutely love Dele Alli. He’s going to get torn a new one for his miss though by Eric Dier ?
— Elvis Presley. (@bowen_rob) April 18, 2016
Dier is yet to unleash on his favourite teammate, probably because Alli made up for
things with a superb volley
Dele alli can miss sitters but scores crazy goals ???
— Kevin Llanos (@KevinLlanos1) April 18, 2016
— D E C L A N (@Declan_Ryde) April 18, 2016
Dele alli so good he can afford to miss an absolute sitter yet always end up looking world class ?? #coys
— jay (@32yid) April 18, 2016
But the final word goes to the man himself, who posted this on Spurs’ snapchat after the game
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 18, 2016
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