Knife-carrying burglars broke into Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli’s home in London early Wednesday, the England playmaker escaping serious injury after being hit in a scuffle with the robbers.
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Alli, 24, has been in isolation at his house with his brother, their partners and a close friend, the Daily Mail reported, ahead of Tottenham resuming training.
Two men broke in after midnight and following an altercation with Alli they made off with jewellery.
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Alli and the other occupants in the house were said to be shaken by the ordeal, but otherwise unharmed.
A police spokesperson told the Mail: “Police were called at approximately 00:35hrs on Wednesday, 13 May to reports of a robbery at a residential address in Barnet.
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“Two males gained entry to the property and stole items of jewellery, including watches, before fleeing.
“One male occupant of the property, aged in his 20s, suffered a minor facial injury after being assaulted. He did not require hospital treatment.”
No arrests have yet been made.
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Alli is due to start training with Spurs next week ahead of the Premier League’s intended resumption next month.