Alli was 'unlucky' with middle-finger gesture - Pochettino

Dele Alli was "unlucky" to be filmed gesturing with his middle finger during England's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia and should not face repercussions, says Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.

It had been suggested Alli was expressing dissent at referee Clement Turpin and could face retrospective punishment, but the 21-year-old insisted former Spurs team-mate Kyle Walker was the intended subject of the signal as a joke.

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