Dele Alli On The Cusp Of Breaking Salomon Kalou’s Premier League Feat

Tottenham Hotspur Dele Alli is close to surpassing a fine record held by former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou. The England international popped up with a much-needed goal during Spurs’ 4-1 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday, and this now sees him within touching distance of surpassing Kalou in a particular statistic.

With the goal at the Vitality Stadium, Alli managed to go unbeaten for the 30th straight Premier League game when he has found the scoresheet, and he is now within distance of Kalou’s 32-match record. The former Chelsea man occupied the third position in this ranking with former Aston Villa striker Darius Vassell (46) and current Liverpool midfielder James Milner (47) ahead of him.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side had suffered against the Cherries after Harry Kane was substituted with a knee problem in the 34th-minute of the match. However, in his absence, Alli managed to step up to the plate by scoring the leveller just a minute after his compatriot’s substitution. From therein, Spurs had the ascendancy, and two second-half strikes from Heung-min Son and an injury-time goal from Serge Aurier ensured they secured a comfortable 4-1 triumph at the end.
The victory sees Spurs jump up to third in the standings, ahead of Liverpool, who succumbed to a 2-1 defeat on the road to Manchester United. The club are now five points ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea with eight games to play, and they appear in a strong position to preserve their top-four spot, provided they can pick-up at least one point in their April meetings against the Blues and Manchester City.
Elsewhere, Spurs are still in the running to secure their first silverware since the 2007/08 season, and they will hope to take advantage of playing at the Wembley Stadium in order to go all the way in the FA Cup. Spurs face-off against Swansea City on the road in the quarterfinal stage and a victory would see them play a potential semi-final and final at the national stadium.

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