Defoe notches 2 goals to fuel Tottenham

September 16, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
Jermain Defoe scored twice to help top host Reading 3-1 and hand Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas his first win in charge.

Defoe put Tottenham ahead in the first half before two goals in three minutes secured the points for the Portuguese in the second period. There was time, too, to give Clint Dempsey a late run-out as substitute for the U.S. forward's first appearance since signing from Fulham on deadline day.

"It was a well-deserved win," Villas-Boas said. "Everyone performed ...

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