Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 9/16/12
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Jermain Defoe scored twice to hand Tottenham a 3-1 victory at Reading and a first win in charge for manager Andre Villas-Boas. Defoe put Tottenham ahead in the first half before two goals in three minutes secured the points for the Portuguese in the second period. First Gareth Bale's fortuitous shot looped over Alex McCarthy to put Tottenham 2-0 up and Defoe secured victory for the Londoners by slipping the ball past the Royals stopper after a mazy dribble. Reading, who were poor throughout, rarely threatened Tottenham's goal and Brad Friedel's only concern was picking the ball out of the net in the last minute when Hal Robson-Kanu scored a consolation. The win comes as a huge relief for Villas-Boas, who had come under fire for his management during the club's first three games of the season. Last time out they were booed off for a dire performance against Norwich. At times Spurs looked clueless against the Canaries, but today the north London outfit put on a top-rate performan...
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