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Alli salutes strong spirit

8 April 2014

Midfielder Dele Alli speaks after Saturday's 2-1 success at Sixfields.

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“I don’t know why we are getting better results away of late, but of course we want to get back to winning ways in front of the home fans, hopefully starting on Saturday.”

“That’s what you need to do at this stage of the season - we need to get the wins and see games out like we did.

“It was comfortable for most of the game, not when they got the penalty though which I thought was harsh, but Dave (Martin) did the business and we dug out the win.

That goal set the tone for another impressive away performance as Alli & co collected their fifth straight success on the road and their sixth in seven games.

He added: “We haven’t done enough in the final third over the past few games. We’ve been getting in a lot but not finishing off our chances. We needed something a bit different and thankfully I could provide it.”

Asked if he meant to find the top corner, he quipped: “Of course, that’s exactly where I wanted to put it!”

“It was a bit of a different one to what I’m used to scoring,” he told MK Dons Player. “When it came out, I knew I was going to hit it straight away. I’m happy I caught it cleanly.”

Alli, who turns 18 on Friday, opened the scoring with just over five minutes of a Dons-dominated first half remaining, sending a thunderous 25-yard volley into the top right-hand corner.

It was a moment of magic from Dele Alli which set the Dons on the road to victory over Coventry City, but it was the side’s resilience which was the most pleasing aspect of the day for the man himself.

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