Spurs beats Man United in stadium finale to secure 2nd spot

Local hero Harry Kane scored the decisive goal as Tottenham beat Manchester United 2-1 on Sunday in their last game at the Lane, which is due to be demolished and rebuilt in time for the 2018-19 season.

Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane's goals made sure that their side ended the final season at White Hart Lane undefeated.

Everything about Mauricio Pochettino's side points forward at the moment: a forward thinking, aggressive mentality on the pitch; a new stadium; their best ever Premier League finish; another shot at the Champions League next year.

"What a way to finish".

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. I said before I d love to score the winning goal and for it to happen is brilliant.

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

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The win ensured Spurs finished as the Premier League runners-up, but they are expected to face a hard summer in the transfer market, with interest in their star players from clubs at home and overseas.

Spurs fans then provided a fitting end to their 118 year history at the ground by rushing the pitch at the final whistle, before a closing ceremony featuring numerous White Hart Lane legends.

"We were talking a lot and we believe that when the new stadium opens the doors, it will help the club to reach the last level", Pochettino, whose side racked up a 14th consecutive home league win, told reporters. The surprise loss came after they bounced back from the Emirates FA Cup semi-final defeat by Chelsea with successive wins over London rivals Arsenal and Crystal Palace, earning boss Pochettino and forward Son Heung-Min the Premier League Manager and Player of the Month awards for April respectively. Fans ran onto the pitch as Tottenham played their last game before the temporary move to Wembley next season.

Tottenham, who will be playing all their home games at Wembley next season, are next up against Leicester City on Thursday.

"It is great to achieve second position and it is fantastic for us". Nobody can play two big competitions with 15 players and this is what we have at the time.

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