To experience everything that ESPNFC.com has to offer, we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version of your web browser. Click the upgrade button to the right or learn more. Eric Dier says Dele Alli’s goal in Tottenham’s 3-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday was the result of extra hours on the training pitch. Alli’s opened the scoring with a cool finish at White Hart Lane as Spurs stunned United with three goals in a six-minute second-half spell to keep the pace with Premier League leaders Leicester, and dent United’s hopes of a top four finish. The goal was Alli’s eight in the league this season — no English midfielder has scored more — while he also netted on his full England debut in November. However, the youngster, who turned 20 on Monday, has not scored since Feb. 2 and was guilty of glaring misses in England’s 3-2 win over Germany last month and last week’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool. ‘It was important I put that one away [on Sunday] as I’ve missed a few chances in recent games and training as Eric will tell you,’ Alli told Spurs TV as he was standing next to Dier. Dier added: ‘To be fair he deserves it because yesterday [Saturday] he was out after training practising his finishing. ‘I asked him why and he said it was because he’d missed quite a few so he deserves the goal for that. He did all right.’ Source.