The 14th of May 2017 was both a sad and memorable day for everyone involved with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, as fans, players and staff waved goodbye to White Hart Lane.
Tottenham Hotspur secured a 2-1 victory over Manchester United in what was the final game to be played at Spurs’ historic home, White Hart Lane.
A lot of fans were moved by the club’s post as they took to Twitter to express their feelings over the club’s post.
This brings tears to my eyes. Love this club, let’s make Wembley a stepping stone towards the new home. Onwards and upwards. #Coys
— Max (@xDuoMax) 14 May 2017
Such a sad day but a bright future ahead! #TheLaneTheFinale
— Tom Mahoney (@TommoMahoney) May 15, 2017
My god this is heartbreaking
— MLS Cup Champions (@atlutd_kyle) May 14, 2017
#TheLaneTheFinale Thank you. Goodbye
— Tian-Shu Qin (@COYS_Qin) May 15, 2017
— Mark (@yaldnif10) May 15, 2017
Will be treasured forever. Goodbye.
— Aya666 (@Aya_66_amu) May 15, 2017
Spurs played their first game at White Hart Lane in a friendly against Notts County on September 4, 1899 and hosted their first competitive match five days later, beating Queens Park Rangers 1-0.
Indeed, many fans will agree that White Hart Lane’s transformation over the years was quite remarkable, as well as the players they got to witness on the great stage.
White Hart Lane laid host to a number of memorable matches, from winning the UEFA Cup final on their own patch in the second leg against Wolverhampton Wanderers to beating Arsenal 5-1 in the North London derby .
Indeed, the ground received a fitting farewell as the likes of Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle, Clive Allen, Martin Chivers, Terry Dyson, Gary Mabbutt, Darren Anderton, Ledley King and Dimitar Berbatov all said their goodbyes, as fans, players and staff laid their eyes on Spurs’ home of 118 years for the very last time.
Mauricio Pochettino’s current batch of stars will be looking to take things one step further at Spurs’ new fortress, but it won’t be easy as fans will always have the old White Hart Lane in their thoughts.
Spurs fans, what’s your favourite memory from White Hart Lane?