Spurs made an emotional farewell to White Hart Lane with a 2-1 victory over Manchester United, although it was United’s Wayne Rooney who had the “honour” of scoring the last goal there. The last Spurs goal came from their latest hero, Harry Kane. White Hart Lane has been the home of Tottenham Hotspur for 118 years. The architect was Archibald Leitch from Glasgow. He was responsible for many famous football grounds – Anfield, Highbury, Villa Park, Goodison and Hampden Park – as well as rugby venues, Twickenham, Cardiff Arms Park and Lansdowne Road in Dublin. White Hart Lane’s days have been numbered for a long time. The record attendance for the ground was 75,038, in the FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Sunderland in 1938. But when the ground became all seating, the capacity was reduced to 36,264. Many famous Spurs players were on show to mark the 2,532nd and final game in all competitions at White Hart Lane. Impressively, Spurs won 1,471, lost 496 and drew 565, scoring 5,270 goals and conceding 2,797. The man who scored more goals there than anyone else was Jimmy Greaves, while the most goals in a season was 28 – shared by Martin Chivers (1971-72) and Clive Allen (1986-87). And, as for their old rivals, Spurs won 38 games against Arsenal, losing 30 with 25 draws!

MAIN PICTURE: CREDIT: Andrew Cowie

 

 The final match day programme (Colorsport/Cowie)

 

The Tottenham faithful to the end (Colorsport/Cowie)

 

Farewell souvenirs (Colorsport/Cowie)

 

 Double legend Cliff Jones receives the applause (Colorsport/Cowie)

 

The famous White Hart Lane “tea ladies” of 1972 during the game with Manchester United. (Colorsport)

 

The White Hart Lane East Stand in 1952

 

Bill Wright shakes hands with the Italian skipper before the 1949 game at White Hart Lane, which England won 2-0. (Colorsport.

 

A 1949 training session at White Hart Lane

 

English Football League at White Hart Lane 1910.         Credit: Albert Wilkes