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Dublin: 10°C Monday 19 April 2021

Alli scores twice as Mourinho maintains winning start

The England man is back in form under his new boss.

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli celebrates.
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli celebrates.

DELE ALLI SCORED twice as Tottenham claimed a 3-2 Premier League victory over Bournemouth to maintain their winning start under new head coach Jose Mourinho.

Tottenham beat West Ham and Olympiacos in Mourinho’s first two matches and were good value for their latest triumph at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, despite another late collapse.

Alli scored in either half to give the hosts a two-goal advantage, which Moussa Sissoko added to with his first league goal in his past 69 appearances.

Harry Wilson pulled two goals back for Bournemouth – a concerning repeat of the tense finale against West Ham for Mourinho - but Tottenham held on for back-to-back league wins for the first time since April to climb to fifth, six points off a Champions League place.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace picked up a first win since 5 October thanks to a 2-0 defeat away to Burnley. 

Wilfried Zaha opened the scoring in first-half injury time after a driving run, and substitute Jeffrey Schlupp secured all three points late in the second half after making the most of some sloppy defending.

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What’s next?

Tottenham travel to Mourinho’s former side Manchester United on Wednesday, while Bournemouth head to Crystal Palace on Tuesday. Burnley host Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Tuesday.

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