Tottenham opened its delayed 1-billion pound ($1.3-billion) stadium with a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Wednesday.

After an opening ceremony led by a marching band featuring fireworks exploding over the north London sky, Tottenham endured 55 nervy minutes until Son Heung-min claimed his piece in club history with the first goal. But the South Korean’s strike was deflected in by Palace defender Luka Milivojevic.

There was no doubting the identity of the second scorer, with Christian Eriksen pouncing on the loose ball after Harry Kane was tripped by Martin Kelly in the 80th minute.

Tottenham's Son Heung-Min celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match betweenTottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, the first Premiership match at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match betweenTottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, the first Premiership match at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Perhaps more significant than Tottenham returning to the site of its old White Hart Lane, which closed in May 2017, was Mauricio Pochettino’s side winning its first Premier League game since Feb. 10.

It ensured Tottenham is back up to third place in the chase for one of the four Champions League qualification places.

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Tottenham fans wave flags on the stands before the start of the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, the first Premiership match at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Tottenham fans wave flags on the stands before the start of the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, the first Premiership match at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Fireworks light the Tottenham Hotspur's golden cockerel at the top of the stadium before the start of the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, the first Premiership match at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Fireworks light the Tottenham Hotspur’s golden cockerel at the top of the stadium before the start of the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, the first Premiership match at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
People stand outside the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium ahead of the English Premier League soccer match betweenTottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, the first Premiership match at the new stadium in London, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
People stand outside the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium ahead of the English Premier League soccer match betweenTottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, the first Premiership match at the new stadium in London, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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