Dele Alli was named man of the match as Tottenham beat Leicester City 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday night.

Heung-Min Son opened the scoring with a powerful curling effort just before half-time. It was his fifth goal of the season.

The Korean then set up Alli for the second with a pinpoint cross after the break. Alli headed past Kasper Schmeichel for a very similar goal to his first ever for Spurs, against the same team at the same end.

The England international was excellent throughout, controlling the midfield and making things happen in attack. That said, neither goal would have come about with Son’s influence.

Both players were interviewed after the match, and Son handed the man of the match award to Alli.

“Finally, you give it to me,” Alli said. “I usually give it to him!”

It was a difficult choice between Alli and Son for man of the match, but Alli’s all-round contribution probably tipped the balance in the end.

Alli and Son will both be expecting to start in Tuesday’s crucial Champions League trip to Barcelona.

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