Gareth Southgate Claims Dele Alli Gesture Targeted Kyle Walker

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England manager Gareth Southgate said after the match Alli was flipping off Kyle Walker and not the referee, so maybe it was a cheeky gesture between friends?

"Fingergate" was sparked in the 77th minute when an angry-looking Alli was captured on camera putting his middle finger up before spitting on the turf after a coming together with former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel.

Gareth Southgate's men ran out 2-1 winners at Wembley, leaving them one step closer to participating in next summer's tournament being held in Russian Federation, but the main talking point concerned Alli.

And while the Tottenham ace insists he was gesturing towards Kyle Walker, Hart admitted: "The world is watching and Dele appreciates that".

However, Alli has cleared up the controversy by revealing that the gesture was intended towards his former Tottenham teammate, Kyle Walker. "They have a odd way of communicating", the England boss said.

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"As I said I haven't seen it".

Without seeing it, and I've literally just gone and asked him quickly...

In May, Messi's four-match ban for allegedly insulting an official in Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Chile was rescinded by Federation Internationale de Football Association following an appeal. Alli wrote on Twitter. Eric Dier and Marcus Rashford were on target for the home nation to put England just two points away from qualifying for next summer's World Cup with two games to play.

"I love Dele, I think he has the potential to be one of the best players anywhere".

His work without the ball was top drawer, intelligent positions and turning people over. He made fantastic runs behind the opposition defence and was a threat. I don't know what the angle picked up by the camera is, so I don't know if that is clear (who it was aimed at). "Hopefully we'll be talking about that".

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