That was a bit nervy towards the end, wasn't it Spurs fans?

Deli Alli inspired Tottenham to a 3-2 win over Bournemouth on Saturday in the Premier League, with the Englishman scoring twice. But, the north Londoners had to hold on towards the end as the Cherries fought back.

It was a pulsating game, but let's rewind to the start, shall we?

Spurs began the first half sloppily, with the Cherries coming close early on. It was a slow start and not what fans would have been expecting.


Nonetheless, on 21 minutes, the north London side took the lead.

As a long ball came over the top of the away side's defence, Son Heung-min was on hand to produce a delightful touch to set up Dele Alli, who had the simple task of tapping home.

It may have been against the run of play, but Mourinho's men were ahead...



Only four minutes later and Tottenham made it two.

Following a corner, the ball was blocked and fell into the path of centre-back Davinson Sanchez, who powered home from the edge of the six yard box...

But then.......

Yes, you guessed it, VAR happened and the goal was ruled out.

No goal and the score remained 1-0.


The Lilywhites made a strong start to the second half and doubled their lead only five minutes in.

The goalscorer?

Well, it was Deli Alli...again. The 23-year-old latched on to a lovely ball over the top, before rounding the goalkeeper and tapping home...


The away side were struggling to carve open the Spurs defence in the second period, with the home side looking calm and collected in possession.

And sure enough, a third was added.

And it was a rare, rare strike for Moussa Sissoko. That's right, he'd done it!


However, only four minutes later, substitute Harry Wilson gave the away side hope as his sumptuous (typical) free kick from the edge of the area found the top right hand corner.

A consolation, or a comeback on the cards?

The Welshman added a second with seconds remaining, but the north Londoners were able to hold on and secure the victory. 

It was a positive display going forward, but question marks still remain defensively, having conceded two goals in each of Mourinho's first three games in charge. Nonetheless, a valuable three points...


Spurs next face a trip in midweek to take on Mourinho's former employers Manchester United at Old Trafford. As for Bournemouth, they face a trip to take on Crystal Palace.