Sunderland 0 Tottenham 1 analysis: Dele Alli the star man as Ryan Mason seals win for Spurs

Alli ran the match from midfield

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STAR PLAYER

Dele Alli was at the centre of most of Tottenham's best work, although his side too often failed to capitalise on his efforts.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Ryan Mason's expert finish provided the perfect conclusion to a neat move he had started himself.

VIEW FROM THE BENCH

Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat will have been delighted with with the way his fluid frontline worked as Toivonen provided steel and brawn to allow Lens and Borini to feed Defoe, although Maurico Pochettino's decision to introduce Townsend changed the game.

MOAN OF THE MATCH

Sunderland paid a harsh price for lacking just a little more precision in their finishing with the woodwork denying both Defoe and Rodwell.

WHO'S UP NEXT

Bournemouth v Sunderland (Premier League, September 19)

Tottenham v FK Qarabag (Europa League, September 17)

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