It is a year since Dele Alli was named the Football Leagues Young Player of the Year having scored 16 goals in a stellar campaign at MK Dons. Jace Sternberger Jersey . The midfielder was back at the League One club on loan having agreed his £5m move to Spurs a few weeks earlier, and in an interview with Sky Sports that evening he insisted he was going to White Hart Lane with the intention of winning a first-team place.Im really looking forward to the challenge, he said. Obviously having been at MK my whole life its going to be a big step for me, but Im going to keep fighting for my place there and see what I can do. Heres what Dele Alli said about joining Tottenham on April 19 last year The comments seemed fanciful for a teenager with no top-flight experience, but Alli has fulfilled his ambition in style. The 20-year-old has been a key figure in Tottenhams Premier League title charge, with his superb double against Stoke on Monday Night Football coming exactly a year after netting for MK Dons in a 6-1 win over Leyton Orient.Here, we look back at the key moments in his amazing breakthrough year, including his Spurs debut, his first appearance for England, and his heroics at the Britannia Stadium…Pre-season promise (August 4, 2015) Dele Alli reflects on his meteoric rise to the top of the footballing pyramid Pre-season provided some tantalising glimpses of what was to come from Alli, starting with an eye-catching Audi Cup appearance against Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena.The teenager was lining up against Rochdale and Yeovil Town just three months previously, but he introduced himself to one of the worlds biggest clubs with audacious nutmegs on Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.Spurs debut (August 8) Alli (right) in action on his Tottenham debut against Manchester United Mauricio Pochettino showed his faith in Alli by handing him his first-team debut as a substitute in Tottenhams 1-0 defeat by Manchester United on the opening day of the season at Old Trafford.The youngster only had 13 minutes on the pitch but showed he wasnt afraid to get stuck in, earning a yellow card for a foul on Ashley Young in stoppage time. I give a lot of credit to the manager for putting his trust in me and giving me my debut at Old Trafford, he later reflected.First goal (August 22) Alli celebrates after scoring his first Tottenham goal against Leicester Alli marked his next appearance with his first goal for Spurs after replacing Erik Lamela midway through the second half against Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Is it Tottenhams time? This might yet be Leicesters year, but Tottenham could build a dynasty under Mauricio Pochettino. His big moment came when he headed home Nacer Chadlis cross from close-range in the 81st minute. Unfortunately for Spurs, Riyad Mahrez equalised just 90 seconds later, but Allis impact was a major positive.England U21 debut (September 4) Alli was called up to Englands U21 squad just a few months after joining Spurs Allis early cameos for Spurs were enough to earn his first call-up to Gareth Southgates England U21 squad, and he made his debut for the Young Lions in a 1-0 friendly win over USAHe played 61 minutes after starting as Englands No 10 at Prestons Deepdale Stadium, where Manchester Uniteds James Wilson netted the only goal of the game.First Spurs start (September 13) Tubes sits down with Dele Alli to discuss his PFA Young Player nomination, Tottenhams young side and his love of nutmegs After making his first three Spurs appearances as a substitute, Alli was handed his first start against Sunderland on September 13.He played 67 minutes at the Stadium of Light as Spurs clinched their first Premier League win of the season by one goal to nil, and he has been one of the first names on Pochettinos team sheet ever since.England debut (October 9) Alli shone in Englands 2-0 win over France at Wembley Alli made the step up to Englands senior squad just a month after his first appearance for the U21s having impressed Roy Hodgson with his swift adaption to the Premier League.His debut came as he replaced Evertons Ross Barkley in the 88th minute of their 2-0 European Qualifying win over Estonia at Wembley, and he described the occasion as a dream come true.First England goal (November 17) Alli came off the bench in his first three appearances for Englands senior side After further substitute appearances against Lithuania and Spain, Alli marked his first England start with a spectacular long-range goal in a 2-0 win over France.It was as close to a faultless performance as you can get, said a beaming Hodgson after the game. I didnt think he was anything other than top class, but it is amazing to have no previous experience and go in and do that. What he did tonight was quite outstanding.Signs new Spurs contract (January 12, 2016) Just six months after joining up with his Spurs team-mates for the first time, Alli was handed an improved contract to tie him to the White Hart Lane club until 2021.Im delighted, he said at the time. The club has been really great to me since I arrived. We have a great young team and I can only see us moving forward. I am really happy to be here.Wonder goal against Crystal Palace (January 23) Alli celebrates with his team-mates after his stunning goal against Crystal Palace Just two weeks after signing his new deal, Alli produced one of the goals of the season against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. With the scores level at 1-1 in the 84th minute, he controlled Christian Eriksens header 25 yards from goal, flicked the ball over Mile Jedinaks head and sent a rasping volley into the bottom corner. Foxes or Spurs? The run-ins With just four games remaining, we analyse the title rivals run-ins. That goal will be seen all over the world, said Pochettino. He has shown his quality and what he is capable of. His team-mates were similarly impressed. Dele is always scoring volleys in training, said Nacer Chadli. Hes very good at them and practises a lot so the fact it has happened in a game is not lucky. It was a fantastic goal, unbelievable.Starring display against Germany (March 26) Dele Alli thanks England fans after the 3-2 win over Germany in Berlin Alli was still two weeks shy of his 20th birthday when he delivered a magnificent, man-of-the-match performance in Englands 3-2 win over world champions Germany at Berlins Olympic Stadium.His all-action display was vital as Hodgsons men fought back from two-goals down to claim a famous victory, with Germany legend Lothar Matthaus describing him as the best player on the pitch. With the Euros just around the corner, Alli looks certain to play a key role.Manchester United demolition (April 10) Alli slides home Tottenhams first goal against Manchester United Alli marked his last appearance as a teenager with another impressive performance in Spurs emphatic 3-0 victory over Manchester United at White Hart Lane.Tottenhams No 20 netted the opening goal from Eriksens cross in the 70th minute, before quick-fire strikes from Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela wrapped up a crucial victory over Louis van Gaals side.Double against Stoke (April 18) Alli nets his first goal in Tottenhams thrashing of Stoke at the Britannia Stadium Alli netted his ninth and tenth Premier League goals of the season as Tottenham closed the gap on Leicester City to five points with their brilliant 4-0 win over Stoke on Monday Night Football.His first goal was a well-taken chip from Eriksens pass, and his second was a measured volley from another assist from the Dane. Even a glaring late miss wasnt enough to dampen the excitement around Alli, with Sky Sports pundit, Jamie Carragher, describing him as a superstar after the game. Ten reasons why Alli excels Why Tottenhams PFA Young Player of the Year nominee Dele Alli is thriving in the Premier League. Also See: Fozes or Spurs? The run-ins Allis first hat-trick Carra: Why would Poch leave? Poch: Well keep fighting Reggie White Womens Jersey . TSNs coverage of the Third Round gets underway Sunday with Game 1: Los Angeles at Chicago at 3pm et/Noon pt. TSNs broadcast schedule for the Third Round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs is as follows: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Los Angeles Kings• Game 1: Los Angeles at Chicago – Sunday, May 18 at 3pm et/Noon pt• Game 2: Los Angeles at Chicago – Wednesday, May 21 at 8pm et/5pm pt• Game 4: Chicago at Los Angeles – Monday, May 26 at 9pm et/6pm pt Featured in the broadcast booth for TSN are play-by-play announcer Chris Cuthbert and game analyst Ray Ferraro, with Farhan Lalji contributing reports from rinkside. Brett Favre Womens Jersey . The 20-year-old Barkley, whose impressive form this season could earn him a place in Englands World Cup squad, was hurt in Evertons 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup on Jan. NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators have been playing better recently, yet have only a couple of hard-fought points to show for their work. The effort paid off once they got back home. Mattias Ekholms first NHL goal proved to be the game winner as the Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first victory in four games. David Legwand had a goal and an assist, and Shea Weber added two assists for the Predators, who have earned points in five of six games. "It was good the guys got rewarded," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "We had a good game plan going in. We stayed with it and converted on a couple chances. Five-on-five I think we outscored them 3-1." Joe Pavelski and Patrick Marleau scored for San Jose, which has lost two of three. Nashville returned home from a trip in which the Predators lost all three games despite going to overtime twice. The Predators took control against the Sharks, scoring three goals in the second period. Nashville is undefeated in regulation this season when scoring at least three times. "Everything is so crucial right now," Nashville defenceman Kevin Klein said. "In our three prior games, we played really good games, but we lost two in overtime and one really close one. Its one of those things where all of the points help right now. Weve been playing a really good solid team game for the most part." The banged-up Sharks came into Nashville to wrap up their three-game trip, following a shootout win in Chicago on Sunday. The excitement of that win was tempered because forward Logan Couture is scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday for what is believed to be a hand injury. Sharks coach Todd McLellan said he didnt think his club was good enough in its first game without Couture, and added that the leadership group has to step up, starting with the coaches and followed by the captain and assistants. "They have to be elite, and we werent at that level tonight," McLellan said. The Predators took a 1-0 lead when Legwand scored his seventh of the seasonn with a wrist shot from the right circle at 3:35. Jaire Alexander Youth Jersey. Ekholm was called for his second delay of game penalty in two games when he put the puck over the glass. The Sharks took advantage to tie it when Pavelski tipped in a shot from Dan Boyle at 6:49. Ekholm made up for his penalty just 27 seconds later when he whirled and flipped the puck past goalie Antti Niemi to put Nashville back ahead 2-1. "Its really nice to see him get his first goal and respond the way he did," Trotz said. McLellan called Nashvilles next goal a blown call by officials. Roman Josi, named to Switzerlands Olympic team on Monday, scored with a wrist shot off an assist from Weber at 11:30. The puck found the net just after Predators forward Colin Wilson went down in the crease beside Niemi, blocking the goalie. But the goal stood for a 3-1 lead. "I understand mistakes because I make a lot of them behind the bench, but when you get an explanation from a group of people and it didnt happen, its disappointing," McLellan said. "There is also protocol to follow in our league which is that you get together and you discuss it, and that didnt happen, either." That goal wound up as the winner. San Jose outshot Nashville 11-5 in the third and got within 3-2 when Marleau tipped in a shot from in front past Marek Mazanec at 18:38. The Sharks then took their timeout with 44.5 seconds remaining but couldnt force overtime. "You have to live with it," Pavelski said. "At the end of the day, that cant bury us, but it did tonight." NOTES: Nashville is 17-0-3 when scoring at least three goals. ... The Predators are 16-1-4 in games in which they score first. ... Nashville F Patric Hornqvist left in the third period with a lower body injury. He is day to day. ... The Sharks scratched F Tyler Kennedy (flu). ... Pavelski has scored in nine of 14 games and has 14 points in that stretch. ... The Predators have gotten points in 11 of their last 13 games against San Jose. ... Josi has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in his last 15 games. ' ' '
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16 août 2019
s back at the League One club on loan having agreed his £5m move to Spurs a few weeks earlier, and in an interview
s back at the League One club on loan having agreed his £5m move to Spurs a few weeks earlier, and in an interview