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Dele Alli scores a stunning strike for his first England goal

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LOOK AT THAT GOAL. JUST LOOK AT IT.

Tottenham Hotspur wonder-kid and future Ballon d'Or winner Dele Alli has scored his first senior England national team goal. In a highly-emotional friendly against France, the 19-year-old Spurs sensation struck from distance to put his side one goal to the good.

Roy Hodgson awarded the midfielder his first ever England start tonight thanks to his wonderful start to the season. He's rewarded his manager for the faith put in him by scoring on his full debut.

On such an occasion as this with the Paris terrorist attacks freshly in the mind of everyone watching and on the pitch, for the youngster to step up and continue his fantastic season speaks to his maturity.

Alli collected a pass from Wayne Rooney about 40 yard away from goal, took two touches to set himself up, and then wound up and smacked an unstoppable drive past another Spurs player, Hugo Lloris. I'm sure many jokes will be told about that around the Tottenham training ground in the not too distant future.

Watch a goal of the unbelievable goal here: