Europa League

Dele Alli the star man as Tottenham beat Wolfsberger

The midfielder has struggled for minutes this season but could not have done more to convince Jose Mourinho on a rare outing.

7:49pm on Wednesday 24th February 2021
David Lynch

Dele Alli produced a star turn as Tottenham cruised into the Europa League last 16 on Wednesday evening.

The midfielder grabbed a goal and two assists as he made the most of a rare start under Jose Mourinho, leading Spurs to a 4-0 victory (8-1 on aggregate).

Take a closer look at an outstanding performance below.

Tottenham 4-0 Wolfsberger: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

📷 Dele Alli: Match Snapshot

⏱️ 10’ Alli controls Doherty's low cross with his back to goal and holds off his man before executing an outrageous overhead kick into the top corner of the goal.

⏱️ 50' The Englishman sends in an inch-perfect inswinging cross from the left wing that gives Carlos Vinicius the easy task of heading in from close range.

⏱️ 73' Alli collects the ball in the final third and waits for space to open up before picking out a beautifully weighted pass for Gareth Bale to smash home.

〽️ Dele Alli: Rating Week-on-Week


Alli's last significant outing for Tottenham came in the first leg of this tie when he earned a 6.5 FC Rating as his team won 4-1. But he was infinitely more influential here, with his three goal involvements resulting in a fully deserved 9.7 FC Rating.

🗝️ Key Stats

Alli match stats

FC Rating9.7Rank #1
Mins Played81
Assists2Rank #1
Final third passes22Rank =#1

Dele Alli: What Next?

Alli's only Premier League start this season came on the opening day against Everton, when he was unceremoniously withdrawn at the half-time break.

It remains to be seen whether his performance this evening is enough to earn him a second start when Tottenham face Burnley on Sunday afternoon.

Dele Alli: Player Statistics, Career Stats and Position

Tottenham 4-0 Wolfsberger: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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