FORMER Astley pupil Alfie Devine became the Tottenham Hotspur's youngest ever player and goalscorer at 16 years and 163 days after finding the net in the 5-0 win over north Liverpool non-league side Marine.

The ex-St Mary's Catholic High School youngster came on at half-time in the FA Cup tie and needed only 15 minutes to enter another page of the record books.

A summer signing from Wigan, Devine found the bottom corner from the edge of the area to cap a memorable day.

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho felt more exposure to world-class players have created a platform for him to work off.

“We have to try to create the best conditions for (our young players) to come and to play not feeling the pressure, or huge responsibility,” Mourinho told Spurs TV.

“So, for Alfie, okay, 16 years old, but through a good process in the Academy, working with us many, many times, even in pre-season, and to come here with the result made at half-time, good conditions for him to feel comfortable and perform, and a little bit of history for him and the club.”

Alfie's dad Sean played rugby league for St Helens between 1986 and 1991, before moving on to Oldham.