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Dele Alli responds brilliantly when hit by a water bottle thrown by an Arsenal supporter

The Spurs midfielder was sensational against the Gunners, much to the disdain of the home fans

It’s always a little bit tasty whenever Arsenal and Spurs meet, isn’t it?

There’s certainly no love lost between the two North London rivals, which is evident from their mini-brawl during Gunners 4-2 win a couple of weeks ago.

No doubt then that Spurs were looking for payback in their Carabao Cup clash this evening.

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With Harry Kane starting on the bench, Dele Alli turned out to be their hero on the night with a hand in both of their goals in a 2-0 win.

Setting up Son Heung-min for the opener in the first-half, the 22-year-old then sealed the result with one of the coolest finishes you’ll see all season.

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Cool as they come

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But perhaps the biggest moment came on the 72nd minute, when the young midfielder was challenging for the ball on the left-wing.

As the ball went out of play, Alli was suddenly hit on the head by a bottle thrown by some moron in the crowd.

Clearly, it hurt a lot, but he then responded brilliant by turning in the direction of the Arsenal stand and using his fingers to remind the home fans of the scoreline.

In all fairness, it was quite a restrained yet satisfying response, under the circumstances.

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Of course, the moment is reminiscent of the time Theo Walcott mocked Spurs’ fans in a 2-0 win back in 2014.

In their FA Cup clash at the Emirates, the then-Arsenal winger had gone down with a nasty knee injury and had to be stretchered off in the closing moments of the match.

But as he was whisked away, he held up his fingers in 2-0 gesture to the away fans.

Looks like Dele has finally managed to help Spurs get their own back. 

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