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No panic

Posted on 14 March 2016  - 18:15

Dele Alli and Harry Kane were on the same wavelength on and off the field at Villa on Sunday.


Dele provided assists for both of Harry's goals in the 2-0 win at Villa Park and both agreed afterwards that patience was key to the victory.

It needed to be as well as 44 minutes in, we were all wondering how the scoreline was still goalless!

Harry hit the crossbar with only three minutes on the clock and from there, a succession of chances came and went with Brad Guzan denying Harry again and then tipping Erik Lamela's effort onto the post.

The key moment arrived in the final seconds of the half as quick-thinking Dele picked himself up after being fouled and clipped the free-kick into the path of Harry, who wasn't to be denied this time.

It was game, set and match three minutes after the break as the same combination did it again, Dele's low pass rammed into the roof of the net for Harry's 19th Premier League goal this term.

"The way we play and the way we’ve been playing all season means we’re going to create chances," stated Harry.

"We kept knocking at the door but we didn’t panic because we knew if we kept doing what we were doing the goals would come.

"Everyone played well, we looked solid at the back and through midfield to the front three. Everyone is doing their job and that’s all we can ask for. We just have to keep it going."

Dele added: "When you’ve got a player like Harry up top you know you are going to get goals. There was no panic, we continued creating the chances knowing that he would put one away and thankfully he did that just before half-time. That helped us grow into the game even more and we saw it out. It was a good result."

Below: Dele and Harry with Spurs TV at Villa


Harry explained the importance of the result after the loss at West Ham and draw against Arsenal.

"We had a couple of disappointing results but we’ve put it right," he said. "Everyone expected us to go out and win this game and we did the job.

"We looked calm, collected and knew what we had to do. Everyone is very happy. Villa are fighting for their lives and we knew they’d fight for every ball and fight as hard as they can, we had to be ready for that.

"I thought it was mature collective performance and that’s what we have to keep doing from now until the end of the season."