Dele Alli is no stranger to controversy and the 21 year old made few friends at Selhurst Park as we left it late to defeat Crystal Palace.
The in form Harry Kane headed home a late winner on 88 minutes to maintain our unbeaten start to 2018 and move us above Chelsea into fourth.
However Mauricio Pochettino could do without the latest drama surrounding England international Alli as he got into a bit more bother as the game came to a close.
He appealed for a penalty after a challenge from behind from Patrick van Aanholt and replays suggest it was clumsy from the Dutchman but he enraged the home fans with the way he hit the deck over diving goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and was again denied what looked like a clear penalty. His reputation perhaps beginning to precede him.
An angry Van Aanholt approached the former MK Dons midfielder as the teams left the field and Alli couldn’t resist the chance to continue the conversation.
Kane and Christian Eriksen acted as peacemakers in an attempt to cool the tensions, However, they couldn’t prevent him getting involved in another exchange with the Dutchman and Palace staff as he entered the tunnel.
Alli’s message for van Aanholt was clear as he made a 1-0 sign with his hands in reference to the final score.
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