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Robinson: Alli best in division

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson praised Delle Alli as the teenager's wonder goal set his side on their way to a 2-1 win at Coventry.

Alli, 17, reportedly attracting interest from a host of top-flight clubs, did nothing to harm his reputation when he scored a stunning volley from 25 yards in the 39th minute.

Home skipper Carl Baker equalised 12 minutes after the interval as Coventry came out strongly, but substitute Izale McLeod stopped them in their tracks with his first touch after stepping off the bench before Baker missed a penalty.

Robinson was full of praise for Alli as the youngster was pivotal to the Dons' moving to within three points of the play-offs.

"I think he's certainly proved he is one of the best players in the league," Robinson said.

"He was all over the pitch, and his physical components are scary. It's a wonder goal.

"We've got the three points and we're back into contention, and I'm pleased with the team.

"It was an interesting game, and we're closer to the play-offs now.

"It's funny how a week in football can change things. I don't know how we're still there, honestly!

"I've got five subs and four youth-team players in the squad; I'm winging this one quite well!

"But the see-saw swings back in our favour.

"Our performance last week deserved more, and this was an interesting game.

"We always have interesting games at Sixfields and this was a good day with results going our way."