My thoughts on the Lane finale:
Sunday was without doubt the most emotional game I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching, Spurs needed just a point to secure second place in what was their last ever game at White Hart Lane (our home since 1899). Pochettino’s side signed off their 118 year stay at their iconic ground with a stylish and typically Spurs like display to round off a memorable 2-1 victory over Manchester United at the Lane finale. The players were greeted to a raucous reception, as the Spurs supporters waved a swarm of flags to mark the occasion, it was quite possibly the loudest White Hart Lane has been this century! The game started with a confident Spurs side looking to rise to the occasion, and it didn’t take long until Pochettino’s side got the party started. A delightful cross into the box on six minutes from Ben Davies was met in the air by the rising Victor Wanyama who powered a superb header past De Gea and into top left hand corner of the net, sending the Lane into delirium. Harry Kane netted his 22nd goal of the season from an Eriksen freekick to secure the points in the second half, with Wayne Rooney’s late goal proving only to be a consolation goal for the visitors, as Spurs bowed out with an emphatic victory. It was another trademark performance from Pochettino’s wonderful side, they outclassed a negative and defensive Man united side to secure their first second place finish since the 1962-63 season. It was the complete send off for Spurs’ much loved stadium of 118 years.
It was yet another stunning display from Spurs, they didn’t let Chelseas title clinching victory on Friday damage their mentality, they came out and performed superbly just like they have done for the most part of the season. The atmosphere on the terraces was something special. I am sure that every Spurs fan who had the privilege to be there will never forget this day. The last 5 minutes for me as a Spurs fan will live with me forever. Whilst counting down the clock to the final whistle, hoping we could hang on to a last final victory, it did not seem to matter what happened really. It was the occasion that really mattered. As we all waved our flags in the last few moments, no one really looked at the action, it was to all Spurs fans in attendance about the end of an era.