Premier League: Tottenham’s Dele Alli determined to come back fitter and stronger after ‘most difficult’ season
The Spurs midfielder much of the campaign frozen out by Jose Mourinho before coming back into the fold under temporary boss Ryan Mason.
Raheem Sterling gave the home side the lead at the empty Etihad Stadium just before half-time but Hakim Ziyech levelled in the second half and Marcos Alonso bundled in the winner in the dying seconds.
Alli has largely been frozen out by Mourinho this season but enjoyed the best night of his reintegration to the squad following a failed exit in the January transfer window exit.
Dele Alli has rarely sparkled since Jose Mourinho took over as manager in November 2019 after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked.
Premier League: Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says he expects out-of-favour midfielder Dele Alli to stay
Alli, 24, has been a peripheral figure for Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur this season, playing just 74 minutes in 18 Premier League games.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a move away from the north London side after falling out of favour under Mourinho.
Ligue 1: 'Any big player is welcome at PSG', new manager Mauricio Pochettino responds to Lionel Messi links
The Argentine was asked several times about Messi at his first press conference since being named coach of PSG, with the Barcelona superstar now free to negotiate with other clubs as his contract runs out in June.
League Cup: Manchester United beat Everton to set up semi-final against City; Tottenham reach last four after beating Stoke
Manchester United will face bitter rivals Manchester City in the League Cup semi-finals after a dramatic 2-0 win at Everton, while Tottenham joined them in the last four with victory against Stoke on Wednesday.
Son has scored nine goals in eight games this season and has also provided four assists, teaming up with Harry Kane to devastating effect.
Europa League: Jose Mourinho includes Dele Alli in squad for Shkendija, calls on midfielder to show quality
Dele Alli, who has been left out of the past two games, has been linked with a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain in recent days.
Premier League: Dele Alli's Tottenham future in doubt after being left out of squad to face Southampton
Alli was substituted at half-time of Tottenham's defeat against Everton last weekend and was missing from the squad for their Europa League qualifier against Lokomotiv Plovdiv on Thursday.
Premier League: Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho promised to turn Harry Kane into 'movie star' footballer
Mourinho called England captain Kane into his office in his third day in the job after he replaced Mauricio Pochettino in the Spurs hotseat in November last year.
Premier League: Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits club was too late in pushing for top-four finish
The north London club can seal a berth in next season’s Europa League if they defeat Crystal Palace on Sunday and Wolves fail to beat Chelsea.
Premier League: Jose Mourinho says won't be end of the world if Tottenham miss to secure place in top six
'If that doesn’t happen it’s not the end of the world, it’s probably the beginning of a new world,”' Mourinho said on prospects of Tottenham not finishing in the top six.
Premier League: Jose Mourinho says he feels ‘very, very sorry’ for Dele Alli with Tottenham midfielder suspended for Manchester United clash
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli is unlucky to be suspended for Friday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United, according to his manager Jose Mourinho.
Premier League: Tottenham's Dele Alli gets one-match ban for controversial coronavirus post, to miss Manchester United clash
Alli, 24, was charged with breaching FA Rule E3 (1) after posting a video on social media of himself at an airport wearing a mask and apparently mocking a man of Asian appearance. He later apologised for the prank.
Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Dele Alli was robbed at knifepoint at his North London home in the early hours of Wednesday and the assailants got away with hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of valuables, British media reported.
Champions League: RB Leipzig knock Tottenham Hotspur out of tournament; Josip Ilicic nets four to send Atalanta into quarter-finals
Playing in the Champions League for the first time this season, Atalanta’s European adventure continued in emphatic fashion as Slovenian Ilicic netted twice in each half to guide his side comfortably into the quarter-finals.
Premier League: 'I'm paid to make decisions,' says Chelsea manager Frank Lampard on decision to drop Kepa Arrizabalaga
Lampard defended Arrizabalaga, who cost a world record 80 million euros, earlier this season when the Spaniard was guilty of making critical errors but has benched him in recent matches in favour of 38-year-old Willy Caballero
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has apologised for a video posted on his Snapchat account in which he appeared to mock an Asian man in relation to the coronavirus outbreak.