Tottenham beat Manchester United, secure runners-up spot in Premier League

Mauricio Pochettino has praised Tottenham's ideal performance against Manchester United, as they won their last match at White Hart Lane.

Local hero Harry Kane scored his 22nd league goal of the season to make it 2-0 shortly after the interval but United skipper Wayne Rooney halved the deficit with just under 20 minutes remaining.

In its 118 year history, White Hart Lane has seen numerous incredible performances and Pochettino believes that this one was "another great performance at White Hart Lane".

But with Kane, and everyone at the club, seeing the improvements they have made under manager Mauricio Pochettino, he says there shouldn't be many departures as "there are not many better teams to be at around the world at the moment". This was Spurs' day, and Mourinho's men - now fully focused on their Europa League final clash with Ajax - were only really there because the had to be, and the game very much reflected such a mindset, even if United did come very close to a late equaliser. "It's so hard to speak about it and to describe it". There was nothing to regret, I am very happy with the performance of the players.

"It is fantastic to achieve second position".

"We had the control of the game and played better".

"For me the most special day will be the last day at White Hart Lane".

"We will be proud of our achievements - we fought for the Premier League".

The 2-1 victory was their 14th home win in a row, something they hadn't managed in the Premier League era before. "I am not too anxious, I don't think the players are too anxious".

Spurs are building a new £800m ground next to White Hart Lane, so have to go to the national stadium next season - where they lost two and drew one of their four "home" games in Europe this season. 'To score the victor, to win the game and finish unbeaten here is something special, ' Kane said. "We all wanted to win the game so badly on our last game here".

"We've just got to go out, try to win some trophies, and go into the new season as proper title contenders and as players who can win trophies".

"It is sad to see White Hart Lane go, it has been an wonderful stadium for us - especially this season, being unbeaten".

"However, it is also a sombre occasion upon which the club formally hands over its home of 118 years - one filled with so many special memories for us".

  • Salvatore Jensen