EPL 2016/17, Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Manchester United: 5 talking points
Tottenham Hotspur gave a brilliant farewell to their beloved White Hart Lane with a 2-1 over Manchester United. This was the last home game for Tottenham at this old version of the lane as the Lilywhites will play their home matches for the next season at Wembley with construction being started for increasing the capacity. Mauricio Pochettino's men gave the supporters another reason to celebrate with a stellar performance against Manchester United to end the visitors' hopes of mathematically reaching the top four.
Spurs were the better team throughout the match and despite the margin being just one goal between the two sides, the Londoners were miles apart from their opponents in quality. Victor Wanyama opened the scoring early in the first half while Harry Kane doubled Spurs' lead as he scored yet again from a Christian Eriksen set piece. Wayne Rooney pulled one back for Jose Mourinho’s side but it was not enough to garner a comeback.
So without further discussion, let's delve right into the five talking points of the last high-profile clash in the Premier League this season:
#1 A brilliant goodbye to a historic place
118 years. This is the period Tottenham fans gathered at the White Hart Lane every other week to support their team. 32,000 folks got together every week over the years to cheer their team on. Hence, the match against Manchester United was not just about football as the supporters had a grand party in the stands and enjoyed each minute in a place which has been their cathedral for generations.
The ground invasion at the end of the final whistle despite calls from the club not to do so was nothing but a burst of emotion as the club now looks to have brighter days in front of them following another great campaign. They finished unbeaten at home this season for the first time since the 1962/63 whilst also recording their highest ever points tally in the Premier League era. All in all, the players gave their loyal supporters every reason to cheer in the last season at the old White Hart Lane for one last time.