Tottenham star Dele Alli signs new contract until 2024

Sport360 staff 30/10/2018
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Dele Alli.

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has signed a new contract, keeping him at the club until 2024.

The England international, who joined from MK Dons in 2015, has committed his future to the club, having been in discussions since the summer.

Alli, 22, will spend the next six years with Spurs and has received a bumper pay rise.

He follows the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, Davinson Sanchez, Erik Lamela and Harry Winks in signing long-term deals at the club in recent months.

Alli, who has been struggling with a hamstring injury in recent weeks, came on as a second-half substitute in Monday night’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City – a result that further dampened the mood at the club.

Tottenham will be hoping that Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen will be the next players to tie new deals, with discussions believed to be ongoing.

Alli has been a key player for Spurs under Pochettino and in his 112 Premier League appearances for the club has scored 38 goals and provided 26 assists, more than Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes at the same age.

He has also established himself in Gareth Southgate’s England squad, winning 31 caps to date, and scoring in the World Cup quarter-final against Sweden in Russia this summer.

Alli captained the club for the first time last month in his Milton Keynes homecoming, where Spurs beat Watford in the Carabao Cup at Stadium MK.

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Winners and losers from Premier League week 10 as Liverpool's Sadio Mane shines

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The tenth round of Premier League fixtures was typically filled with drama as Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all maintained their unbeaten starts to the campaign with victories over Tottenham, Cardiff and Burnley respectively.

Arsenal sit in fourth place after being held to a draw by Crystal Palace, whilst Bournemouth and Watford are within touching distance of the top four after picking up crucial wins over relegation threatened sides Fulham and Huddersfield.

Manchester United returned to winning ways by overcoming Everton but Wolves slipped to their second successive defeat against Brighton, who have now won three in a row.

Here’s our winners and losers.

WINNERS

Callum Wilson – Bournemouth

The Cherries have started the season in spectacular fashion, with Wilson proving to be one of the league’s deadliest strikers so far.

He notched two more goals in the 3-0 victory over Fulham to take his total tally in the league this term to five.

His pace, trickery and expert finishing was simply too much to handle for Fulham and surely, it must only be a matter of time before we see Wilson earn an England call up.

Sadio Mane – Liverpool

Mane has had a quiet couple of weeks and has struggled with injury, but there was no stopping him at Anfield on Saturday.

The forward’s first goal was a scorching effort into the top corner just after the hour mark, with his second coming three minutes from the end.

With Liverpool playing Arsenal next at the Emirates, the Senegalese star has found his goal scoring touch just in time.

Ross Barkley – Chelsea 

Another Englishman taking the top flight by storm this season. Barkley put in a magical performance against Burnley which saw him score once and provide two assists.

The midfielder was running the show at Turf Moor and was virtually unplayable, regularly cutting through the Clarets’ defence with ease.

Sarri called him a “complete” player after the game and it’s hard to disagree with him after that performance from the former Everton man.

LOSERS

Kevin McDonald – Fulham

It was another horror show in defence for Fulham, who has conceded a league high 28 goals in 10 matches.

McDonald simply could not handle the pace of the Cherries’ attackers and picked up his second yellow card with 20 minutes remaining.

The 22-year-old had no arguments for both challenges and Fulham’s problems continue to mount.

Mark Noble – West Ham United

The West Ham skipper was sent for an early shower just before half-time against Leicester City.

The midfielder’s high lunging challenge on Wilfred Ndidi saw him sent off for the fifth time in his career with the Hammers.

Noble will now miss the next three games including two huge league clashes with fellow struggling sides Burnley and Huddersfield.

Leicester City

On Saturday evening, the world of football lost a true hero. Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha tragically lost his life after a helicopter accident following his team’s 1-1 draw with West Ham.

‘The Boss’ was the mastermind behind Leicester’s fairy tale Premier League triumph in 2016 and made an incredible difference to the community through his generous contributions to various causes.

The much-loved owner made a difference on the pitch as well as off it and touched the lives of numerous individuals in this country during his eight years in charge of the club.

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Man City winger Riyad Mahrez dedicates winner to late Leicester chairman

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Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez is “heartbroken” at the death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and dedicated his matchwinning goal against Tottenham to the Leicester owner.

Mahrez scored the only goal of the game as the champions went back to the top of the Premier League at Wembley and he celebrated by pointing to the sky in dedication to his former chairman, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday night.

The Algeria international, who joined City in the summer, was a key figure in Leicester’s stunning Premier League triumph in 2015-16 and was affected by the events at the King Power Stadium over the weekend.

“It’s been very difficult,” he told Sky Sports. “The boss was very special to me, I spent four-and-a-half years there.

“He was such a good person and I’m very, very sad. That’s why I put my hands in the sky for him.

“He did a lot for me and for Leicester. He was like a dad to us. He had a very big heart. I was heartbroken to hear this news.

“It’s a difficult situation and I’m with Leicester and the families of the victims.

“I always wanted to play, he would have wanted me to play. He was passionate about football.”

City boss Pep Guardiola said there was never any option Mahrez would not play at Wembley.

The Spaniard said: “All of us spoke with him and asked him how he feels. It was a big loss for all of the families in Leicester and Riyad was part of that for many, many years.

“Of course it was tough but I didn’t have to speak to him in terms of how he felt about playing because I know how competitive he is and how he likes to play in big events and big stages and sometimes playing helps, not to forget but to live it in a better way.”

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