LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli was hit in the back of the head with what appeared to be a plastic bottle during his side’s 2-0 win over Arsenal in the League Cup quarter-finals at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.
The midfielder helped put his team ahead with a superb pass for scorer Son Heung-min in the first half, then netted a beautiful goal of his own just short of the hour mark, running in and calmly chipping the ball over Arsenal keeper Petr Cech.
Minutes later Alli was hit in the head as Arsenal were about to take a throw-in. The player did not appear hurt, and turned to the crowd and used his hands to gesture the 2-0 scoreline to them.
“It made the goal a little bit sweeter,” he told Sky Sports.
Tottenham are looking to win their first silverware under manager Mauricio Pochettino and their first since 2008 when they lifted the League Cup by beating Chelsea. (Reporting by Hugh Lawson Editing by Toby Davis)