Tottenham Hotspur defeat Manchester United 2-1, secure runners-up spot

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was effusive with praise for his team after Spurs ran out to a 2-1 victory over Manchester United in the last ever match at White Hart Lane.

Following an emotional post match ceremony, White Hart Lane will be demolished today as the new stadium takes another step to completion in time for the 2018/2019 season.

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Tottenham beat Man United 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Sunday to confirm their runners-up spot in the Premier League for 2016/17. We played, we tried to win, we gave a hard match to our opponent.

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"We were talking a lot and we believe that when the new stadium opens the doors, it will help the club to reach the last level", Pochettino, whose side racked up a 14th consecutive home league win, said on Sunday (NZT Monday).

The club have wasted absolutely no time in tearing down the stadium after yesterday's emotional farewell ceremony.

"I think the way we play a different style to West Ham", said the England worldwide, as quoted by the Independent.

Kane, however, feels the experience of leaving their historic home since 1899 has brought the players even closer and said he doubts many players will leave the club in the summer.

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All of that, said Pochettino, contributed to this day being the one that he'll remember the most from his three years at White Hart Lane.

Mourinho told Sky Sports after the match: "When people say that we gamble by going for the Europa League, well we didn't gamble". It's a great moment to share with everyone, we're so happy to be here to say goodbye to White Hart Lane and to welcome the new stadium.

"I am not upset because we had to make that decision", he said.

"I think the way we play a different style to West Ham", added Kane. Spurs are due back on the site in a new 61,000-seat stadium in August 2018, after a season at Wembley.

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Spurs are building a new £800m ground next to White Hart Lane, so have to go to the national stadium next season - where they lost two and drew one of their four "home" games in Europe this season.

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