Sunday 20 August 2017

Tottenham v Manchester United - Story of the match

Victor Wanyama was outstanding for Tottenham against Manchester United
Victor Wanyama was outstanding for Tottenham against Manchester United

Tottenham bid a victorious farewell to White Hart Lane after 118 years as Mauricio Pochettino's side outmanoeuvred Manchester United.

Soon the ground opened in 1899 will be fully engulfed by the structure next door, with impressive progress on Spurs' stunning new home set to accelerate after this 2,533rd and final match.

The stadium points to a future as bright as life looks on the field, with Victor Wanyama and Harry Kane goals securing a 2-1 win against United as Tottenham ended their final campaign at White Hart Lane unbeaten on home turf for the first time since 1964-65.

TWEET OF THE MATCH

"Great for Spurs to finish at the old place with a victory. Goodbye White Hart Lane" - former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker

STAR MAN

Victor Wanyama: The astute summer signing produced his latest fine display in the final match at White Hart Lane. Wanyama was a dominant presence in the Spurs midfield, running the game having opened the scoring with a thundering header inside six minutes.

IN WITH THE CROWD

A sea of flags welcomed the sides out along with a remarkable din - atmosphere that showed few signs of letting up as Spurs bid a memorable farewell to White Hart Lane. Tottenham fans went through their songbook and certainly enjoyed a victorious end to life at the old ground.

STAT OF THE MATCH

Sunday was the 2,533rd and final match at White Hart Lane. Spurs' record ends as 1,472 wins, 565 draws and 496 losses. Goals for 5,272, goals against 2,798.

RATINGS

Tottenham

Hugo Lloris 6 (out of 10)

Kieran Trippier 7

Toby Alderweireld 6

Jan Vertonghen 7

Ben Davies 7

Victor Wanyama 9

Eric Dier 8

Dele Alli 7

Christian Eriksen 8

Son Heung-min 7

Harry Kane 8

Substitutes

Mousa Dembele (on for Son, 72) 5

Kyle Walker (on for Trippier, 82) 5

Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (on for Eriksen, 90): 5

Manchester United

David De Gea 7

Eric Bailly 5

Chris Smalling 4

Phil Jones 6

Daley Blind 5

Axel Tuanzebe 5

Michael Carrick 5

Wayne Rooney 7

Juan Mata 6

Jesse Lingard 5

Anthony Martial 7

Substitutes

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (on for Lingard, 61) 6

Ander Herrera (on for Tuanzebe, 61) 7

Marcus Rashford (on for Mata, 79) 6

NEXT UP

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