Their Premier League title challenge was ended by Chelsea’s victory on Friday night but Spurs will be determined to send White Hart Lane out on a high
Tottenham will say farewell to White Hart Lane when they take on Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.
After 118 years at the Lane, Spurs will play one final match on familiar turf before moving to Wembley next season while their new stadium is built on the same site.
It is sure to be an emotional day for Tottenham supporters and Mauricio Pochettino will be determined to ensure his team delivers an appropriate send off despite their title hopes coming to an end with Chelsea’s win at West Brom on Friday night.
|Game||Tottenham vs Manchester United|
|Date||Sunday, May 14, 2017|
|Time||16:30 GMT, 11:30 ET|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports 1 and by stream via Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports 1||Sky Go|
In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on NBCSN and by stream via NBC Sports Live.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBCSN||NBC Sports Live|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Goalkeepers||Lloris, Vorm, Lopez|
|Defenders||Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Trippier, Wimmer, Davies, Carter-Vickers|
|Midfielders||Son, Dier, Dembele, Dele, Eriksen, Wanyama, Onomah, Sissoko, Nkoudou, Edwards|
Danny Rose is back in training for Tottenham but will not feature here, while Erik Lamela and Harry Winks have been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.
|Position||Man Utd players|
|Goalkeepers||De Gea, Romero|
|Defenders||Jones, Smalling, Blind, Valencia, Darmian, Bailly, Tuanzebe|
|Midfielders||Mata, Carrick, Herrera, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Pogba|
|Forwards||Martial, Rooney, Rashford|
United are without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young for the rest of the season, while Marouane Fellaini is suspended.
BETTING & GAME ODDS
Tottenham are 4/5 favourites to win at home, according to Oddschecker , with United priced at 17/4 and the draw available at 29/10.
Harry Kane is the 7/2 favourite to score first, with Dele Alli rated at 11/2 and Marcus Rashford the top choice for the visitors at 17/2.
Saying goodbye is never easy, but Tottenham bid farewell to White Hart Lane feeling optimistic about what the future holds.
The on-pitch product has developed at Spurs to such an extent under Mauricio Pochettino that their new 61,000-seater stadium is the kind of upgrade that feels necessary to allow them to take the next step, both domestically and in Europe, as they seek major honours.
That the new ground will be built on the same site as the Lane, too, will make change feel slightly easier despite the loss of the many familiar quirks and features of the place that has been home for 118 years.
Pochettino summed the mood up nicely. “I hope Sunday will be the most special day in the last three seasons,” he said. “It will be special for our fans, staff, players, people who love Tottenham.
“At the same time I am excited about the new stadium because the soul and the smell of White Hart Lane will keep there. When the new era and stadium arrive there will be different expectations but, most important, always in our memory will be White Hart Lane, the soul and the smell.
“When you move to another area it’s so difficult, but now we are changing nothing because the new stadium will be in the same place as White Hart Lane and that is fantastic.”