Tottenham 2-1 Manchester United: Harry Kane scores in final White Hart Lane match
By Patrick Surlis
Last Updated: 15/05/17 9:06am
Tottenham ended their final Premier League season at White Hart Lane unbeaten after a 2-1 victory over Manchester United on Super Sunday.
Having called the famous stadium home for 118 years, they produced a strong performance to bid farewell in style.
Victor Wanyama's powerful header opened the scoring (6) and Harry Kane scored his first top-flight goal against United two minutes after the break.
Wayne Rooney threatened to spoil the party when he halved the deficit (71) but Tottenham held on in the pouring rain.
The win means Spurs leave White Hart Lane without defeat this season ahead of a move to Wembley, with their new home set to be ready for the 2018/19 campaign.
Jose Mourinho's side can no longer make the top four and must now beat Ajax in their Europa League final on May 24 to reach next season's Champions League.
The hosts played up to the party atmosphere and struck after just six minutes.
Wanyama peeled off Rooney and planted a header past David de Gea after an excellent deep cross by Ben Davies.
It was the perfect start for Spurs against a United side that lacked energy in the first half, registering just one shot on target.
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With the Europa League final in mind, Mourinho made eight changes as Rooney captained the side and Paul Pogba missed out following the death of his father on Friday.
Anthony Martial squandered their best chance of the first half, curling narrowly wide of the far post.
And they were fortunate to go in at the break just one goal behind as De Gea made saves from Heung-Min Son, Dele Alli and Kane, while the Spurs forward also nodded over.
The save to deny Son was particularly impressive, with the South Korean bundling through the United defence only to be thwarted by the Spanish goalkeeper.
But his heroics proved to delay the inevitable as Tottenham capitalised on a fast start to the second half to double their lead.
United failed to defend an Eriksen set-piece and Kane diverted in his 28th goal of the season.
Jesse Lingard dragged a shot wide and Martial again curled inches past Hugo Lloris' far post as United's frustration mounted.
Their improved play was rewarded on 71 minutes when Rooney turned home Martial's cross although the final touch came off Jan Vertonghen.
And substitute Marcus Rashford wasted a stoppage-time chance to steal a point, slicing wide from Michael Carrick's fine through ball.
Kieran Trippier was replaced late on after picking up an injury but otherwise it was the ideal Spurs sign off to their famous home.
They end their season with visits to Leicester and relegated Hull City, while United travel to Southampton - live on Sky Sports - and conclude at home to Crystal Palace.
Tottenham: Lloris (7), Trippier (7), Alderweireld (7), Vertonghen (7), Davies (8), Dier (7), Wanyama (8), Eriksen (8), Son (7), Alli (7), Kane (8)
Subs used: Walker (6), Dembele (6), Nkoudou (6)
Manchester United: De Gea (6), Tuanzebe (6), Bailly (6), Jones (5), Smalling (5), Blind (5), Carrick (5), Rooney (5), Mata (6), Lingard (5), Martial (7)
Subs used: Herrera (6), Rashford (6), Mkhitaryan (6)
Man of the match: Christian Eriksen