Tottenham Player Ratings: final win at White Hart Lane
- Author: Julie Sanders May 19, 2017,
May 19, 2017, 22:12
THERE was no time wasting at White Hart Lane yesterday as demolition crews set to work less than 24 hours after Tottenham played their last game there.
Mauricio Pochettino's side played their final game at White Hart Lane on Sunday, beating Manchester United 2-1 to wrap up second place in the Premier League.
An array of items will either be placed on display at the new stadium in "The Tottenham Experience", auctioned in aid of the Tottenham Tribute Trust, donated to local sports clubs and good causes or retained as personal keepsakes by former players. The powerful moment for Spurs has now inspired #COYS #TheLaneTheFinale and #FarewellWhiteHartLane top trending terms on Twitter. It was another great performance at White Hart Lane and now we have to focus on the last two games.
The England striker was mobbed by fans at the final whistle before returning to the pitch with his family for the ceremony and tradition end-of-season lap of honour.
"What a way to finish", Kane said. "We're disappointed after losing out on the title again".
The project's chief contractor, Mace, has now taken full control of White Hart Lane and will first bring down the North Stand before moving towards the South Stand and the "Spurs Megastore".
Walker came on as Trippier got injured after a heavy fall in the second half, with the replacement looking much more adept at dealing with the French attacker's threat. "I am so happy", Pochettino said. Although Arsenal fans will no doubt point to yet another season without a trophy!
Mourinho has already lifted the League Cup.
United, meanwhile, are now assured of finishing outside the top four, meaning they must beat Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm on May 24 to secure a place in the Champions League. Since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 after delivering United's last league title, United's net transfer spending has been around million pounds ($450 million).
The times at Tottenham are certainly a changing.
"That's what we're going to do".
Tottenham have remained the only side yet to lose at home this season.
"It is sad to see White Hart Lane go, it has been an unbelievable stadium for us - especially this season, finishing unbeaten", Kane said. "We are determined that it will be a worthy successor to White Hart Lane and a fitting stage for our current and future great teams".
He will just be sad he never lit up the Lane like he would have wanted.