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Tottenham 3-2 Bournemouth: Jose Mourinho in another win as Dele Alli, Moussa Sissoko silence Bournemouth in a Premier League game

Spurs move up to fifth in the Premier League with victory over Bournemouth.

Spurs' resurgence back to the winning tracks under Jose Mourinho continued as Dele Alli scored twice in a thrilling 3-2 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League.

Moussa Sissoko added a third for Tottenham who looked like they were going to run away with the game as Spurs held on despite Bournemouth's attempted comeback to take consecutive league wins.

The Special One Jose Mourinho continues a perfect start to life at his new club after winning his first three games in charge.

Dele Alli is thriving under Mourinho who has simplified the tactical style since taking control from Mauricio Pochettino as the first two Spurs goals came from long passes out of defence by Toby Alderweireld.

Both were finished coolly by Alli who has found the net three times in as many games under the new boss.

Mourinho stood to applaud him from the pitch as he was replaced in stoppage time.

Today's brace by Dele Ali gave Tottenham their first league win at home since a 2-1 triumph over Southampton in September.

Moussa Sissoko scored the third, his first goal for more than two years as Tottenham stretched into a 3-0 lead.

Visitors  reduced the deficit with a wonderful free-kick by Harry Wilson and a snatched a second in stoppage time.

Spurs are climbing the Premier League and into the last 16 of the Champions League.

Spurs player ratings


Paulo Gazzaniga

Made an early save from Danjuma which cannoned off his chest and another from a long distance effort from Rico. Took a whack with a brave save from Callum Wilson and then pushed away a Cook effort. Couldn’t do much about Harry Wilson’s pinpoint free-kick. 7

Serge Aurier

The Ivorian was a bit wayward with his early crosses and passing but he grew more dangerous as the game wore on. 6

Toby Alderweireld

Played one of his trademark long balls into the path of Son to set up Alli for the opener and produced another for Alli to run on to and chip home. Looked comfortable at the back with Vertonghen and Sanchez either side of him. 8

Davinson Sanchez


Made an important sliding tackle on 14 minutes to deny Wilson in the box. Had the ball in the net at the other end but it was ruled out for handball. Made another big block in the final five minutes from Gosling. The busiest of the centre-backs. 8

Jan Vertonghen

Took on a role that suited him well, a left-back who didn’t need to advance much and essentially formed the left-hand side of a back three for much of the game as Aurier bombed on. Made a superb late block in the final moments to deny Callum Wilson an equaliser which bumps his mark up one. 7

Eric Dier

His passing is still wayward at times but he forms that screen in front of the defence and does the dirty work. 6

Tanguy Ndombele

Playing in a more restrained role not much advanced than Dier. Showed little glimpses of what he can do before he came off for Lucas. 6

Moussa Sissoko

A battering ram of a player, he put a stop to so many Bournemouth breaks with his workrate and covering and scored a terrific volley, his first goal in more than two years. 9


Dele Alli celebrates his second goal against Bournemouth (Image: Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Dele Alli

Three goals and two assists now in the Mourinho era, he coolly slotted home the opener and his chip for the second was even better over the diving keeper. Was involved in everything good that Spurs did. 9

Son Heung-min

Picked up the assist for Alli’s goal and played in Kane for a good chance soon after with a clever reverse pass. Fired his own effort into the side-netting from Kane’s pass. Grabbed another assist in the second half with his cross for Sissoko to score. Looked disappointed when he came off that he hadn’t scored himself and that was all that was missing from his performance. 8

Harry Kane

Wins flick on after flick on with Mourinho’s more direct style. Denied by Ramsdale with a shot from a tight angle in the first half and sent Son through on goal with a chipped ball. Didn’t get many chances of his own. 6

Subs

Lucas Moura

Replaced Ndombele but didn’t see too much of the ball. 5

Giovani Lo Celso

Came on for Son in the final five minutes of normal time. N/A

Harry Winks

Replaced Alli in added time. N/A

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