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Tottenham leave White Hart Lane on a high


Tottenham leave White Hart Lane on a high

Harry Kane was on the scoresheet again as Spurs beat Manchester United 2-1

It was an emotional farewell for Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, as they played their last game at White Hart Lane against Manchester United, ahead of their move to Wembley next season due to the construction of their new stadium. Despite no longer having a title to fight for, they were determined to win this one, to assure they left their famous old ground on a high. 



Spurs got off to the perfect start, taking the lead after just six minutes. Victor Wanyama made the most of some poor Manchester United marking to head past David de Gea and spark celebration around the stadium. 

Tottenham were by far the superior team throughout the match, but were unable to double their lead until four minutes into the second. It was almost inevitable that Harry Kane would score on this day, and he made the most of more poor marking to make it 2-0. 

With twenty minutes to go, Wayne Rooney undeservedly got Manchester United back into the game. Good work from Anthony Martial was finished off by Rooney, to make a nervous ending for the home crowd. 

The game finished 2-1, allowing everyone involved with Tottenham Hotspur to have fond final memories of White Hart Lane. For Manchester United, it is quite clear now that their thoughts are on their Europa League final against Ajax, with this result putting them too far behind Manchester City to finish in the top four.