Goodbye White Hart Lane: Spurs' Greatest Moments at the Lane
May 14, 2017
The club will play their trade at Wembley next season saying goodbye to a ground which has produced some of the most memorable matches in British football.
We take a look back at some of our favourite games at the Lane taking in everything from fierce derbies to glorious European nights.
Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal, 2010
Back in 2010, Tottenham had beaten Arsenal just once in 15 years in the Premier League and once again the Gunners were favourite to snatch this one after Spurs had crashed out of the FA Cup just days earlier.
An important game not just in terms of North London pride, Arsenal were chasing the title and Tottenham were on the hunt of a Champions League place. It would be the Lilywhites who would crush the dreams of their rivals, following a stunning volley from Danny Rose and a second goal from Gareth Bale to seal a memorable win that would kickstart an era which would see Spurs close the gap on Arsene Wenger’s men.
Since then, there have been many great derby wins for Spurs, none more so than this season where they kicked Wenger while he was down with a fantastic 2-0 win to – at the time – keep them in contention for the title.
Tottenham 3-1 Inter Milan, 2010
2010 was the season in which Gareth Bale established himself as a world class talent. It was perhaps the game against Inter Milan in the Champions League Group Stage which epitomised that most.
The return of Champions League football at the Lane gave some of the most memorable nights in recent times for Spurs fans and that night against Inter saw a magnificent 3-1 win in which the club were almost unplayable.
Bale grabbed a hat-trick in the loss at the San Siro earlier in the season and once again tortured the Italian defence to all but confirm a place in the last 16 of the competition.
Tottenham 3-1 Oxford, 1987
White Hart Lane has been the home of many great players over the years. The likes of Jimmy Greaves, Paul Gascoigne, and Gareth Bale have all become legends of the club, but Glenn Hoddle’s reign at Spurs has to be one of the very best.
Spending over a decade with the club after starting as an apprentice in 1974, he made over 370 league appearances, scoring 88 goals at Spurs with his final goal coming at White Hart Lane against Oxford.
And it was certainly a goal to remember. Picking the ball up in the centre circle, he weaved his through the Oxford defence, going one-on-one with the keeper. A faint sent the keeper to the ground, while Hoddle calmly rounded him and slotted the ball home. It showcased Hoddle at his very finest and the reason why he is one of the true stars of Tottenham Hotspur.
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