Anthony Martial from Manchester United and Spur’s Dele Alli, these two names enter our head as the emerging stars in the world of football. The young sprinting players, who are coming up as small and big title winners since their very start, are in trends of high anticipations which are been further augmented by their achievements. So why not have a glance at their journey they have trotted so far? Not a comparison, but a discourse over their struggled and rewarded trails distinctly.
Martial’s last season
Martial’s last season statistics heralds us of the pretty good number of goals he scored at the Old Trafford. At the start of the season, he had scored two goals for the match against the Southampton to lead it to the pavilion of victory. The French striker also played the crucial part in the club’s 3-0 win against Ipswich Town in the round of League cup.
The month of September exalted him with a number of honours comprising, Player of the Month and PFA Fan’s Player of the Month. He received the Goal of the Month for his strike against the Liverpool.
Alli’s trail in the Tottenham Hotspurs
He had signed the club in the opening of 2015 but could not start until August because of the loan contract of the Milton Keynes Dones. The first goal of the season was the 1-1 draw with the Leicester City. Later, he scored his next in the club’s 3-1 victory against Aston Villa.
But he escalated to the eyes of the football crowd only when he was honoured with the Man of the Match title for the 1-1 draw with the Arsenal in November 2015. However, his debut at two UEFA championship went away devoid of a strike by him.
The English player got shortlisted for PFA’s Young Player of the Year award but couldn’t make to grab it.
In the Premier League
When Anthony Martial signed the ever cherished Manchester United, Martial’s major exultation was for his participation in the Premier League, “I am so excited to join United, I have always wanted to play the Premier League and join the biggest club in the world is what every footballer dreams of.”
And he translated this excitement of his into success when he fired two goals in his start in the Premier League in the 2-3 win against the Southampton. He scored another goal in Man United’s 1-2 win over Norwich. He again impressed as a double scorer in its 3-2 win against the West Ham. In the succeeding season, he braced for a 1-1 draw with Stoke City and then in the team’s 2- 1 against the Middlesbrough.
After the new manager, Mourinho stepped in, Martial had to fight for his position and the end of the net as well.
Closer to the present date, he starred in the 2-0 win against to Watford, in the 11 February, where he assisted a goal besides scoring one for which he was awarded the Man of The Match title.
Now coming to Alli, we see he too has played in the England’s top tier league impressively, scoring five goals and making three assists in his first 18 league matches.
The 20-year old’s first goal of the season was with a 4-0 victory over the Stoke City. He went on hitting goals in the league matches and towards the close of the year, he overwhelmed the spectators by scoring two goals in the 1-4 away win over Southampton, then again twice in 1-4 over Watford and then again making a double in the game against Chelsea, spearheading its 2-0 victory. His latest goal was in the match against the Stoke City which led it to the 4-0 victory just a couple of days back.
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Alli and Martial, both jumped into the arena as teenagers, ventured out making a fruitful start for the England’s top-tier league, appeased the crowd with their performance and exalted themselves to small and big honours. Their endeavours and the way they have been can be looked for to elevate their name higher in the game.