Dele Alli scores 40th Premier League goal… and stats prove he's better than Cristiano Ronaldo

The midfielder struck in the second half of Tottenham’s 2-0 win at Leicester yesterday.

It was his third goal in the league this season, but the strike was also his 40th since joining Spurs from MK Dons in 2015.

Alli scored ten times in his first campaign in North London, before following up with 18 in the next season.

Alli scored nine last term, and it means he can now boast of hitting the 40-goal mark within three-and-a-half season.

By comparison, it took Ronaldo a full four campaigns to hit 35 goals, showing that Alli has enjoyed a better start to life the Premier League than the Portuguese superstar.

Alli vs Ronaldo

Alli’s first four seasons at Spurs:

2015/16 – 33 games, 10 goals

2016/17 – 37 games, 18 goals

2017/18 – 36 games, 9 goals

2018/19 – 11 games, 3 goals

TOTAL: 117 games, 40 goals

Ronaldo’s first four seasons at Utd:

2003/04 – 29 games, 4 goals

2004/05 – 33 games, 5 goals

2005/06 – 33 games, 9 goals

2006/07 – 34 games, 17 goals

TOTAL: 129 games, 35 goals

However, Ronaldo really stepped things up during his fifth season at Manchester United, hitting 31 league goals before scoring 18 times in his sixth and final campaign.

That red-hot form saw him complete a then-world record move to Real Madrid, where he went on to net 311 La Liga goals in just 292 outings.

Alli may not reach those sorts of numbers in the future, but his stats are very impressive for someone who doesn’t even play as a striker.

Maybe Mauricio Pochettino will consider fielding him directly alongside Harry Kane in attack…

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