Heung-Min Son scores first Premier League goal at Tottenham's new stadium

Tottenham have at long last moved into their new £1billion home

Wednesday 03 April 2019 20:01
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Heung-Min Son has become the first Premier League player to score at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after the north Londoners moved into their new ground.

The South Korean put his side 1-0 up against Crystal Palace after 55 minutes, his strike taking a significant deflection off Luka Milivojevic.

It's been 22 months since the club said goodbye to White Hart Lane before temporarily relocating to Wembley.

Numerous delays pushed back the opening date for Spurs' new ground, which cost £1billion to build, but Tottenham have at long last moved into their new home.

Prior to kick-off, Tottenham held an extravagant opening ceremony in a nod to the farewell observance they paid to their former ground.

Spurs fans were plied with flags and asked to get to their seats early ahead of the 15-minute performance and it produced a stunning visual effect.

A video message from chairman Daniel Levy, whose demands for perfection have helped create this magnificent arena, started off proceedings.

The MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, also spoke on the effects the stadium can have on the local area, which was the starting ground of the 2011 riots.

Adele was touted as a possible performer if the stadium had opened in September, but the Tottenham-born Oscar winner was not available. Instead Spurs fans were treated to X-Factor contestant Lanya Matthews, who fronted a performance of 'Everybody Dreams' by Gladesmore Community School.

The impressive acoustics of the new stadium were then put to the test as the teams then entered the pitch to the tune of the club's anthem 'Oh When The Spurs Go Marching In', performed by the Tottenham Hotspur Band.

It was a fine spectacle and was a fitting prelude to the historic occasion, ending with a firework display from the roof of the stadium.

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