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16 Sep 2012 18:18:40

Defoe bags brace in Royals rout

Jermain Defoe scored a brace to hand Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas his first win in charge as his side recorded a 3-1 victory at Reading.

Defoe put Spurs 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 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.


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