Dele Alli is certainly not a popular figure among neutrals right now, after a series of below-par performances and controversial moments in recent weeks.
You may remember the midfielder got away with a fairly nasty tackle on Kevin De Bruyne last week in Tottenham’s defeat to Manchester City, which many fans believe warranted a red card.
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And in today’s game against Burnley, the youngster once again escaped a red card for a nasty tackle inside the opening four minutes of this evening’s clash at Turf Moor.
The hothead dived into a silly challenge on Charlie Taylor, with referee Michael Oliver only brandishing a yellow card for the offence.
Check it out.
To make matters worse, Alli won a penalty for Spurs only minutes later which Harry Kane slotted home to give the away side a 1-0 lead.
And plenty of folks watching the game in the stadium and at home seem to think Alli dived to win the penalty.
Have a look.
What do you think?
Speaking on BT Sport, former Premier League ref Graham Poll sided with the match official, claiming Alli had indeed been fouled and the penalty decision was fair.
He said: “I agree absolutely, Michael Oliver has called that correctly.
“It’s not just a knee on knee, the arm has come in as well, he’s definitely been impeded, it’s a good decision.”
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