Monday, 15 May 2017

Spur Bid Farewell To White Hart Lane

Tottenham produced a historic farewell to White Hart Lane with fans, players and staff of all generations celebrating the ground's final ever game with victory over Manchester United. Supporters from across the globe, many of whom did not have tickets, flooded the streets of N17 to mark the passing of one era in the club's history to the next - a new 61,000-seater stadium currently being assembled right next door.

Spurs wore a commemorative shirt sporting a special White Hart Lane crest and the logo of the Tottenham Tribute Trust, as an illustrious list of the club's great players watched Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane grab the goals in a 2-1 win.

The likes of Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle, Clive Allen, Martin Chivers, Terry Dyson, Gary Mabbutt, Darren Anderton, Ledley King and Dimitar Berbatov were in attendance as well as former managers Harry Redknapp, Martin Jol and David Pleat. At half-time, the music duo synonymous with the team's glory years, Chas and Dave, were guests along with injured youngster Harry Winks, Spurs Ladies manager Karen Hills and two of her players.

Supporters invaded the pitch at the final whistle and mobbed their heroes, delaying the scheduled final ceremony, having seen their team go unbeaten at the Lane all season and secure second place for the first time since 1963.

The ceremony began with famous actor and fan Sir Kenneth Branagh presenting a history of the ground, bought by the club from a brewery in 1899. The montage showed the Lane's great goals, great wins and great trophy celebrations.

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