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16 Sep 2012 17:52:00

Defoe helps Spurs sink Royals

Jermaine Defoe scored two and Gareth Bale another as Tottenham claimed a fully-deserved 3-1 win over Reading at the Madejski Stadium. Tottenham were the better side from the first whistle in Berkshire and took the lead in the 18th minute when Defoe converted Aaron Lennon's cutback. Reading threatened briefly either side of half-time but Spurs had regained control of the game well before Bale made it 2-0 with a scuffed finish in the 71st minute. Defoe then scored another three minutes later after a run from inside his own half to earn Andre Villas-Boas his first win as manager but leave Reading still looking for their first success back in the Premier League. The Royals did score a late consolation, however, when Adam Le Fondre lifted a ball to the far post for his fellow substitute Hal Robson-Kanu to poke home. Full report to follow...


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