Pardew takes a swipe at wonderkid Dele Alli

Date published: Saturday 23rd January 2016 7:38

Alan Pardew: Criticised Deli Alli

Alan Pardew took a swipe at Dele Alli after the wonderkid helped sink his Crystal Palace side 3-1 at Selhurst Park.

Alli scored a brilliant second goal for Tottenham after he flicked the ball over Mile Jedinak and volleyed home from the edge of the box, but Pardew criticised the England man’s conduct after he appeared to stamp on Yohan Cabaye.

“I haven’t heard anything from my analysts about that (challenge),” said¬†Pardew, whose team have slid to 11th after three consecutive defeats after Harry Kane and Nacer Chadli heaped more woe on Palace.

“I certainly do know that I was in front when Yohan Cabaye got stamped on by Dele, so you know… These things happen, I’m not into retribution. It’s just honest challenges I think and we move to the next game.

“It’s something that he (Alli) needs to cut out of his game, I don’t know why he did it. It was something he shouldn’t have done. He is a great player though. I’m not going to moan about spilt milk.

“It was a great goal. Spurs have that individual talent to produce a goal out of nothing. It’s something we’re lacking at the moment.

“Not a great goal for Crystal Palace, but it was a great goal.”

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