But Alli scored his first goal for Spurs since January in the 86th minute, capitalizing on a goalkeeping mistake by Ben Foster. Alli beat Foster to a ball in an aerial duel and slotted the ball into the net with his second touch.
There was huge confusion in the stadium, though, as VAR checked for a possible handball by Alli, and the big screens then flashed a message that the goal had been disallowed. However, the referee pointed to the spot and the goal stood.
It saved Spurs from a third straight loss in all competitions, following the embarrassing 7-2 rout by Bayern Munich in the Champions League and a 3-0 defeat to Brighton before the international break.
However, this latest setback still puts more pressure on manager Mauricio Pochettino, with Tottenham near midtable and losing more ground to its top-four rivals.
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