English Premier League side, Tottenham Hotspur, on Wednesday defeated Ajax, 3-2 in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final.
A goal from Donny Van De Beek had given Ajax an edge over Spur in the first leg of the semi-final at Tottenham’s stadium.
Three goals from Lucas Moura gave the English side a victory over Ajax, as goals from M. de Ligt and H. Ziyech were not enough to get them to the final of the tournament.
It had been a good year for English sides in Europe with Liverpool being knocked out by Chelsea in the quarter-finals and Arsenal ousted by Man Utd in the semis.
Chelsea beat Barcelona in the final four to set up the clash with the Red Devils, but it was United that triumphed in Russia.
The game finished 1-1 after Frank Lampard cancelled out a Cristiano Ronaldo opener to take the game to extra-time and later penalties.
Ronaldo missed from the spot for United, but then John Terry had his infamous slip to miss his before Nicolas Anelka also flopped from 12 yards to see Sir Alex Ferguson’s team lift the trophy.
This was the only time in the history of the Champions League or its former guise of the European Cup that two English sides have met in the final.