Clint Dempsey scored his first goal at White Hart Lane as Tottenham started the new year with a 3-1 victory over Reading to help Andre Villas-Boas' men move up to third in the Barclays Premier League .
Tottenham were caught cold in the fourth minute when Pavel Pogrebnyak scored in his second successive game, but the lead lasted just over four minutes.
The impressive Gylfi Sigurdsson crossed for Michael Dawson to score his first league goal since February 2011 and Spurs then took control of the game in the second half thanks in no small part to the influence of Lennon.
With Gareth Bale out of the team through suspension, Lennon was give the chance to take centre stage and he grasped it with both hands.
The England winger, who gave veteran defender Ian Harte no end of trouble all afternoon, crossed to allow Emmanuel Adebayor to put Spurs ahead in the second half and Clint Dempsey's deflected effort 11 minutes from time sealed the win.
Villas-Boas, who struggled to win ove...