Dele Alli admits stick over miss, responds to Eric Dier's Twitter mockery in style

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The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder scored twice against Stoke City but missed an open goal earlier in the match.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has admitted that he has been painfully mocked by his teammates after missing an open goal in the 4-0 win over Stoke City on Monday night, as quoted by the Mirror.

The 20-year-old had already made it 2-0 with a neat chip over Shay Given before he produced one of the worst misses of the season, only hitting a post from close range after rounding the veteran goalkeeper and finding himself faced with a completely open goal.

That miss had Alli with his head in his hands and his manager Mauricio Pochettino thumping the ground in disbelief, but the England star made up for his horror show by doubling his tally and adding gloss to the scoreline with a sweet volley late on.

After the match, the former MK Dons man admitted he was getting stick from his teammates immediately after the final whistle despite his superb all-round performance.

Alli revealed, as quoted by the Mirror: "It's one of those moments and I don't know how I missed it. Thankfully I scored two and we won. Hopefully it will be forgotten, but I'm sure it won't be. 

"Eric [Dier]'s already got on to me about it as soon as I walked in, so I'm sure there will be more to come. He just showed me a video that someone sent him on Twitter so I'm sure I'll get a lot more stick for it."

Alli's brace took him to 10 goals from midfield in a remarkable debut season in the top flight, but his club and England teammate Dier is clearly determined to focus on just one thing.

Dier was at it again on Tuesday, tweeting Alli with a clip of his miss which had found its way onto YouTube.

However, Alli wasn't having any of it from his midfield partner, and responded in style by posting another YouTube video, this time of his stunning flick-turn-and-volley goal at Crystal Palace earlier this season.

It's no wonder both players seem in high spirits - Spurs looked a top-class side at the Britannia, and have closed the gap on leaders Leicester City to just five points with their joint-heaviest win of the season.

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