Dele Alli bags a brace for Tottenham Hotspur

Several England players grabbed themselves a goal this weekend and Dele Alli, who finally looks close to his best, went one better.

In truth, he should have had three.

Newcastle United 2-2 Manchester City

In a game that didn’t really deserve four goals – never mind goals of the quality the last two delivered – Raheem Sterling got the scoring underway. He, Kyle Walker and John Stones played the full match for Manchester City.

Burnley 0-2 Crystal Palace

Conceding goals at home isn’t a great sign for Burnley, for whom Nick Pope and James Tarkowski both played the full 90 minutes in defeat to Crystal Palace.

Chelsea 0-1 West Ham United

Declan Rice played the entirety of West Ham United’s 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount started for the Blues, with Callum Hudson-Odoi brought on as a substitute with 20 minutes remaining.

Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley missed out through injury.

Liverpool 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Premier League leaders Liverpool looked set fair against Brighton & Hove Albion, with a pair of Trent Alexander-Arnold set piece assists helping them to a 2-0 lead.

Brighton got their chance when Alisson was sent off for the Reds, leading in turn to a free kick that was smartly taken – and scored – by Lewis Dunk before their hosts were ready to defend it.

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Alexander-Arnold and Dunk were joined in playing the full 90 by Jordan Henderson. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain went off to accommodate Liverpool’s substitute goalkeeper, and Adam Lallana got another 20 minutes off the bench.

Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 AFC Bournemouth

Tottenham Hotspur took a 3-0 lead at home to AFC Bournemouth and the first two goals were beautifully taken by resurgent midfielder Dele Alli, who was replaced by Harry Winks in stoppage time.

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Harry Kane and Eric Dier played the whole game for Spurs, while Callum Wilson endured 90 more minutes without a goal.

Southampton 2-1 Watford

Southampton came from behind to finish off the latest rider on the Watford managerial carousel, with James Ward-Prowse playing the duration and scoring the impressive winning free kick.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Sheffield United

Dean Henderson played the whole of Sheffield United’s draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Unlike no fewer than five of his teammates he was not booked.

Leicester City 2-1 Everton

Leicester City left it late to turn around their home game against Everton, and when they did it was Jamie Vardy who scored their first goal. Earlier in the game England’s Ben Chilwell had a penalty overturned by VAR.

Chilwell, Vardy, James Maddison, Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane all played 90 minutes.

Manchester United 2-2 Aston Villa

There were English goalscorers galore at Old Trafford, where Jack Grealish got Aston Villa’s 2-2 draw against Manchester United underway with a top-corner screamer.

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That Marcus Rashford isn’t credited with the equaliser – a Tom Heaton own goal – reveals the stupidity of the conventions around dubious goals. United then took the lead only for Tyrone Mings to sweep in his first Premier League goal two minutes later.

Rashford, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka played the entirety of the game, as did Grealish, Mings and Heaton. United’s three English subs included Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard.

Hertha BSC 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

He doesn’t seem to be getting along too well with his club at the moment but Jadon Sancho is difficult to leave out. He started for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday and scored their first goal, a real Sancho classic – in behind, touch, finish.

Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona

There was no such luck for our other intrepid adventurer. Kieran Trippier started for Atletico Madrid, who held out against Barcelona for 86 minutes before Lionel Messi turned one point into none for Atleti.

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