Alfie Devine came off the bench to pick up an assist and score a late match-winner from the penalty spot to guide Port Vale to a 2-1 win over Oxford United.
The 19-year-old started on the bench but it did not take long for him to impact the game after replacing Ethan Chislett in the 68th minute, delivering a perfectly directed free-kick from the right six minutes later, which was guided home by Alex Lacovitti.
Oxford United thought they had secured a point when Greg Leigh turned the ball home on 93 minutes but the away side were awarded a penalty deep into stoppage time.
Devine stepped up and dispatched the spot kick with authority, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way, and thus sending the away fans to the Kassam Stadium into pandemonium.
Tottenham’s Alfie Devine drags Port Vale to a late win
Watch the on-loan Tottenham man’s goal and assist below:
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To step up to take a high-pressure penalty in what was just his third outing for the club, shows Devine’s confidence and his mentality. That is perhaps the reason that many at Spurs are excited about the kind of player that the teenager could develop into over the coming years.
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