Tottenham post world-record profit after not making any summer signings

Paul Merson is tipping Tottenham Hotspur to make a winning start to life at their new stadium when Spurs host Crystal Palace on Wednesday night. "Clearly, we are now, and my dream is obviously to win".

Tottenham Hotspur made a world-record profit of £113 million ($148m) after tax previous year, the Premier League club reported on Thursday - the day after they officially opened their new 62,000-seater stadium.

Spurs remain sixth in the Premier League's revenue table behind Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal, but the gap to their north London rivals was just £22m last season.

"It's just wonderful, an unbelievable stadium and unbelievable crowd as well", he told broadcasters after the match.

And Christian Eriksen wrapped up proceedings when he slammed home from close range after Harry Kane was brought down in the box. "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.

Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur scored Spurs' first goal at their new stadium.

Domestic match day income also surged, with Premier League gate receipts more than doubling to £42.6 million, as a effect of playing home matches at Wembley Stadium while the club's new base was under construction. We want to win and winning is both on the pitch and off the pitch.

"This type of moment you are going to keep in your mind, your memories, your heart".

While four of the top six have won the Premier League trophy during the last 15 years, Spurs have not won the English title since 1961 or any competition since the 2008 League Cup. "I can't believe it".

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.

  • Rosalie Stanley