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

Posted May 18, 2017

It was very much a case of "scenes" at White Hart Lane this weekend, as the final game at the old stadium saw Tottenham Hostpur beat Manchester United in a convincing 2-1 victory that sealed their second-place finish.

The demolition of White Hart Lane began on Monday and Spurs will play all of next season's home matches at Wembley Stadium.

Fans invade the pitch after the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane stadium in London, Sunday, May 14, 2017. The Spurs fans always loved to see some flair and good football and it was a place known for entertainment.

But, after full time, those who have already written their names into Spurs folklore were paraded onto the pitch one last time.

After his 28th goal of the season, Kane said: "What a way to finish".

"I think we had 30-odd thousand throughout the whole season, we're going to have 80-odd thousand next year so we've got to make that a fortress as well".

With his eyes still moist from Sunday's emotional farewell to the Lane, Kane said: "We play a different style to West Ham". "Third, second and hopefully next season we'll be No. 1".

Victor Wanyama had the home side ahead inside the opening 10 minutes of the contest and Harry Kane's goal just after half-time put the result beyond doubt, despite a consolation tap-in for Wayne Rooney.

"It was a flawless performance and I am happy for the victory for our fans - it was a fantastic victory which the fans deserved", Pochettino told reporters. The fans were fantastic, like all season, the energy and the atmosphere was great.

For United, however, this game was nothing more than an inconvenience. None of the last 37 million spectators who entered...

They can also go unbeaten at home in a league season for the first time since 1964-65.

After a season across north London at Wembley, Tottenham is due back here for the start of the 2018-19 season.

Tottenham's new stadium will have a capacity of 61,000 - White Hart Lane only holds around 36,000, which is a reason in itself why they need to leave in order to develop and progress as a club.

He will just be sad he never lit up the Lane like he would have wanted. "The Finale", that Kane met Christian Eriksen's cross three minutes into the second half.

By the end there was even a rainbow arching over the top of the East Stand.

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