Sunday 25 February 2018

Spurs leak Alli's Young player award

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli. Photo: Nigel French/PA Wire.
Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli. Photo: Nigel French/PA Wire. newsdesk

Tottenham Hotspur accidentally leaked the result of last night's PFA Young Player of the Year award, posting an extract of tonight's matchday programme online, revealing that midfielder Dele Alli has won the coveted prize.

Last week, the PFA Team of the Year was leaked: the line-up was published in full on Thursday after a picture of the team found its way to the media.

The extract, which appears in Tottenham's programme for their home match with West Bromwich Albion, read: "Dele Alli's impressive season hit new heights when he was voted PFA Young Player of the Year at the 43rd PFA Awards held in the Grosvenor House in London.

"The 20-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic 2015-16 so far in what has been his first season in the Premier League having joined last summer from MK Dons. He's taken to the top flight with consummate ease, producing a string of excellent performances while chipping in with his fair share of goals and assists, so it was no surprise to see him nominated for the award.

"And his fellow professionals clearly felt the same as they voted for him ahead of his Spurs team-mate and last year's winner Harry Kane."

Irish Independent

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