HARRY Kane is hailed as ‘one of our own’ and the Tottenham favourite is on course to be up there on his own as a Spurs icon ‘par excellence’.
So many legends in the stands – Glenn Hoddle, Ossie Ardiles Ricky Villa, David Ginola et al – and so many heroes on the pitch for the Lane’s last stand.
No-one more so than England international Kane who will be forever remembered as the man who scored the last goal at White Hart Lane.
What a moment; what an honour for the man who is Tottenham through and through. His 49th goal at the Lane will live long in the memory – plenty more to come, that’s for sure.
“What a way to finish; to get the last goal at the Lane is fantastic,” said Harry on Sky soon after the final whistle. “We are getting closer to the title; better and stronger – so hopefully next season we will be No.1”
Victor Wanyama gave Spurs the lead with a towering first half header amidst emotional and celebratory scenes at this famous old stadium graced by so many stars down the years.
We were wondering beforehand if the sense of occasion would distract the players. Instead, they embraced it and put on a performance worthy of the final farewell.
Manchester United came to make a game of it – with a number of players looking to stake a claim for a Europa League Final place – but they were no match for a rampant Spurs side. Among the best in the club’s history.
The result ensured Mauricio Pochettino’s blossoming and burgeoning young side ensured second place for the first time in over 40 years.
A fitting way to bring the curtain down on 118 years of history – many glorious – but United did make them work until the end before second spot was guaranteed.
Wayne Rooney threatened to turn gate-crasher with a goal after 71 minutes, but Tottenham were not to be denied on their great day in North London as they finished unbeaten at the Lane this seasson.
As the rain came down –along with the curtain – it was party time at the Lane for the last time. The fans flooded onto the pitch to grab their mementos; tops and turf alike.
The perfect way to sign off. Players past and present were united on the pitch at the end to celebrate 118 years of history. Bye-bye White Hart Lane – thanks for the memories.