Tottenham Hotspur got off to a winning start in their new stadium last night, beating Crystal Palace by two goals to nil.
Despite controlling the game from start to finish, it took Spurs until well into the second half before they opened the scoring.
It turned out to be a comfortable and historic win for the Lilywhites, rounding off what was an incredible day at the new ground.
Here are five things we learned:
Son in the record books-
Heung Min Son will now be forever in the history books at Tottenham Hotspur, as the first senior player to score a goal at the new stadium. Sonny cut inside on his left foot before reversing a shot into the near corner, with the help of a deflection. Nice one Sonny!
The stadium is awesome-
The atmosphere at the new White Hart Lane was a little nervy last night, and will surely improve as time goes on and results improve. However, the scale and design of the place are simply breath-taking. The white wall South stand in particular is incredible, a steep wall of Tottenham fans willing the ball into the back of the net. If you haven’t made the trip to the stadium yet, don’t leave it long!
It would have been poetic for Harry Kane, academy graduate and last Spurs scorer at the old stadium, to open the account at the new ground. However, what slipped under the radar was that three boyhood Spurs players made in onto the pitch last night. Kane and Winks are current Tottenham stars, but it was nice to see former youth player Andros Townsend have a part to play.
Sissoko for player of the season-
Many will shove Son and Kane to the front of the queue for player of the season, but Moussa Sissoko yet again showed why he has forced his way into Poch’s plans this year. The Frenchman bossed the midfield last night, with strong tackles, powerful runs, positive passing, and even the odd bit of skill. What a season he has had!
Round of applause for Daniel Levy-
Finally, say what you want about Daniel Levy, the man has delivered a lasting legacy and potentially the best stadium in current world football. Every Spurs fan should be taking their hats off to him, and having faith that he will take us to the next level in the near future.
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