Somehow Misses an Absolute Sitter Against Arsenal
The England international went into this afternoon’s North London Derby as arguably both sides’ in-form player, and he started brightly enough to worry the Gunners.
And midway through the first-half, it looked almost certain that Alli would open the scoring, after Harry Kane’s deflected effort sprawled all the way over the back post – but Alli couldn’t do enough to direct the ball home:
WHAT A MISS! Kane gets a shot away and it deflects off Koscielny but Alli heads wide with the goal at his mercy! https://t.co/VP7VyZGMIG
— Sky Football ⚽️ (@SkyFootball) 30 апреля 2017 г.
To be fair, Alli should absolutely score from that sort of distance, but perhaps Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain did just about enough to put his international colleague off, eh?
That miss, as well as another gilt-edged chance spurned by Christian Eriksen, went down as the first-half’s outstanding sights at goal – but should Alli’s miss really be classed as a full-blown sitter?
What do you think?