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Defoe double propels Tottenham past Reading

Published: Sunday 16 September 2012, 19.23CET
Tottenham Hotspur FC have posted their first Premier League win of the season thanks to a fine pair of finishes from Jermain Defoe in a 3-1 success at Reading FC.
Defoe double propels Tottenham past Reading
Jermain Defoe scored twice as Tottenham won at Reading ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 16 September 2012, 19.23CET

Defoe double propels Tottenham past Reading

Tottenham Hotspur FC have posted their first Premier League win of the season thanks to a fine pair of finishes from Jermain Defoe in a 3-1 success at Reading FC.

Tottenham Hotspur FC have clinched their first Premier League win this season after Jermain Defoe struck twice in a 3-1 triumph at Reading FC.

André Villas-Boas's men could only manage two draws and a defeat in their opening three fixtures but are up and running thanks to a comprehensive victory at promoted Reading.

Defoe broke the deadlock with 18 minutes gone as he buried low into the far corner from Aaron Lennon's pass, and the England striker scored an excellent second with 16 minutes to go, shortly after Gareth Bale had put the finishing touch to a fine run and cutback from Kyle Walker.

Reading mustered a consolation when Hal Robson-Kanu hooked in an Adam Le Fondre cross at the back post, but it was not enough for Brian McDermott's side, who have just one point after three outings.

Last updated: 16/09/12 23.54CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 28/11/2012 14:56 CET

16/09/2012

ReadingReading1-3TottenhamTottenham

Robson-Kanu 90

Defoe 18, 74, Bale 71

Venue: Reading

15/09/2012

SunderlandSunderland1-1LiverpoolLiverpool

S. Fletcher 29

Suárez 71

Venue: Sunderland

15/09/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa2-0SwanseaSwansea

Lowton 16, Benteke 88

Venue: Birmingham

15/09/2012

StokeStoke1-1Man. CityMan. City

Crouch 15

Javi García 35

Venue: Stoke

15/09/2012

Man. UnitedMan. United4-0WiganWigan

Scholes 51, Hernández 63, Büttner 66, Powell 82

Venue: Manchester

15/09/2012

ArsenalArsenal6-1SouthamptonSouthampton

Hooiveld 11 (o.g.), Podolski 31, Gervinho 35, 71, Clyne 37 (o.g.), Walcott 88

Fox 45

Venue: London

15/09/2012

FulhamFulham3-0West BromWest Brom

Berbatov 32, 45+1 (P), Sidwell 89

Venue: London

15/09/2012

QPRQPR0-0ChelseaChelsea

Venue: London

15/09/2012

NorwichNorwich0-0West HamWest Ham

Venue: Norwich

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