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The band then ushered Harry Kane and co. out on to the new turf for the first time, with Welsh tenor Wynne Evans accompanying the choir in belting out a highly charged rendition of Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur.

With ambition being displayed off the field, Anderton admits that now needs to be matched on the pitch with signings that can help to lift Spurs to the next level at home and in Europe.

Heung-Min Son has expressed his delight at scoring Tottenham Hotspur's first competitive goal in their new stadium after Spurs beat Crystal Palace 2-0.

"It's just incredible, an unbelievable stadium and unbelievable crowd as well", he told broadcasters after the match. "The noise was just so loud", Son, whose 12th league goal of the season came in front of the stadium's steepling 17,500-seat single tier South Stand, told Sky Sports.

But Son's opener eased the tension around the north London venue.

"We have been here and experienced our first game, but Tuesday night against City is going to be something special as well". Last October it said it would be working to convert its current facility into notes with a mixture of debt maturities.

He added: "It is incredible".

"It was very emotional like the last game at [the old] White Hart Lane".

After a couple of test events the official opening was marked by a pre-match ceremony involving a brass band, a school choir and fireworks illuminating the golden cockerel sitting proudly on top of the South Stand.

But not all were pleased by it - with Palace defender James Tompkins labelling it "not ideal".

To be fair to Hodgson, his initial remit will be to keep the Eagles in the Premier League, and he looks like doing that, although there is certainly an argument that they could be doing much better, when you see the array of talent they have in their squad.

He added: "It goes on a bit and it is a bit surreal. We will take some positives out of that".

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