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Harry Kane: 'Scoring winning goal in White Hart Lane finale is special'

18 Mai 2017

With the concrete shell of the new stadium to his right, Harry Kane stretched out his right boot to flick the ball into the net.

The farewell ceremony began with a history of White Hart Lane narrated by Tottenham fan Sir Kenneth Branagh and finished with Pochettino and his players performing a lap of honour.

Harry Kane says it was "brilliant" to score Tottenham's match-winning goal against Manchester United in their final game at White Hart Lane.

"At the same time I am excited about the new stadium because the soul and the smell of White Hart Lane will keep there".

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho (on selecting his side with an eye on the Europa League final): "I am not upset because we had to make that decision", he said about missing out on the top four. Spurs barely missed a beat in the switch however, and controlled the match throughout. It was the last Spurs match at the old stadium, a. We are sad and disappointed that Chelsea won the league but there is nothing to regret.

There will be a slight dark cloud over Spurs' season given that they failed to maintain a Premier League title challenge for a second year running, but they have secured second place and will compete in the Champions League once again.

There were many many great tributes paid to White Hart Lane on Sunday.

"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". But he struggled at Spurs, scoring just seven league goals for Spurs in two seasons and 16 overall from 76 appearances - the majority of which came from the spot.

Mourinho has already lifted the League Cup.

Defeat confirmed that United now can not finish in the top four and must instead hope for victory against Ajax in the Europa League final next week if they are to secure a Champions League berth for next season. Tottenham fans went through their songbook and certainly enjoyed a victorious end to life at the old ground.

Going into this game, United's record in away games against the rest of the top six this season read: five played, no wins, no goals.

Spurs will play their home games at Wembley next season - a controversial move considering their disappointing Champions League group stage at the 90,000 capacity ground this term.

During his time at the club and working under Pochettino, Walker has always started north London derbies.

"It is fantastic to achieve second position".

Levy added: "Farewell White Hart Lane - you were the home we all loved coming to". It was just to the left of the construction work, partly shielded by a large screen saying "The Lane".

Perhaps next year there can be a competition between Eriksen, Kane, and Dele Alli as to which pair among the three is the deadliest.

A memorable day for Tottenham saw the match followed by a parade of former players on the pitch, with Glenn Hoddle, Martin Chivers, Ossie Ardiles, Ricky Villa, Pat Jennings, Cliff Jones, David Ginola and Ledley King among those to take to the turf for one last time.

However, as the ceremony drew to a close, the rain eased up, making way for a rainbow, which arched its way across the East Stand.

However, while the move may well be the future of the club, this afternoon was all about the past.

Harry Kane: 'Scoring winning goal in White Hart Lane finale is special'