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Farewell to White Hart Lane

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Montrelle Montesinos | 15 May, 2017, 19:40

Kane's goal doubled Tottenham's lead after Victor Wanyama's early header and although Wayne Rooney struck late on for United, not even a side managed by occasional pantomime villain Jose Mourinho could hijack the day.

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

It was the end of an era, the final game after 118 years at one of the most atmospheric and fabled grounds in the country before the north London club move to a spanking new stadium 100 yards down the road.

Tottenham Hotspurs bid farewell to their home at White Hart Lane with a 2-1 victory over Manchester United in week 37 of English Premier League (EPL) action, finishing the football season without a single home loss for the first time since the 1964-1965 season. "I am so happy", Pochettino said.

"I am a very lucky guy because to share the history of such a club in that special moment is so lucky".

Although 2016-17 saw the Londoners narrowly miss out on the Premier League title, having now secured Tottenham's highest ever finish in the competition, Pochettino expects that his team will be in contention for top honours again next time around.

Ginola tweeted: "Farewell, goodbye White Hart Lane". Because all together we worked so hard together to achieve all that we have achieved this season.

No sooner had the occasion, billed as The Finale, ended than work started resuming on demolishing the stadium, home since 1899 to Spurs who will play at Wembley next season while their new state-of-the-art arena, adjacent to the existing ground, is completed.

They included Arsenal's 1-0 win at White Hart Lane in 2014, with a picture showing Podolski celebrating with the visiting supporters.

There were many many great tributes paid to White Hart Lane on Sunday. "Third (in 2016), second (this year) and, hopefully, next season, we'll be number one". "Some of them might not get any better".