Tottenham Hotspur fell further adrift of Manchester United and Manchester City on Saturday after losing to the former at Old Trafford.
In what will be one of their hardest matches of the season, they could find no way past a defensively minded Jose Mourinho side, who picked up all three points thanks to an Anthony Martial goal just nine minutes from time.
Spurs weren’t at their best without the injured Harry Kane and created little across the 90 minutes to really trouble David De Gea. The best chance fell to Dele Alli, who could not get his effort from a Christian Eriksen cross on target.
Alli is having an inconsistent season so far, looking at his stellar best periodically but not finding the consistency that made him such a Premier League force last season.
Tottenham fans, disappointed he couldn’t take his chance on Saturday, are expecting more from him and took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
Dele Alli is awful this season #THFC
— Dylan Jones (@_DylannJones) October 28, 2017
— Dan Lille (@dan_lille) October 28, 2017
Once again #THFC fail in a big game. Dreadful 2nd half. Lacked creativity & devoid of ideas up front. Alli & Eriksen again poor today.
— John Wardell (@oldjdub) October 28, 2017
— Rob Davies (@ByRobDavies) October 28, 2017
#thfc Dele let the team down today, playing for himself all the time, needs to grow up
— Colin Culleton (@CCully10) October 28, 2017
— Mvuleni 👑 (@M_Buyi) October 28, 2017
Disappointing result. Thought we were holding out there. That Dele chance. Such a miss. It doesn’t get easier! #COYS
— Gareth (@GMMJohnson) October 28, 2017
I've seen Dele Alli everywhere on adverts this season but absolutely nowhere on the pitch. Get yer head down and play.#COYS
— Nick Weetch (@NickWeetch) October 28, 2017