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Sunday, September 16, 2012
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas was a relieved man after his side claimed their first Premier League victory of the season at Reading.
The 3-1 win at the Madejski Stadium came after his side spurned one-goal leads to draw their last two league outings.
Jermain Defoe bagged a brace either side of one for Gareth Bale while Reading’s Hal Robson-Kanu netted a late consolation.
The Spurs boss told Sky Sports: “We’ve been chasing this win for quite some time and it’s important for everybody.
“Hopefully we can shoot on from now on.
“We could have gone 2-0 up a little bit earlier as we looked bright and confident and played very, very good football.”
Villas-Boas deployed Defoe in a lone role up front and was delighted with the performance of the striker, who also netted for England during the international break.
“I’m happy for Defoe to find the back of the net again. Three goals in the Premier League shows the goalscorer that he is,” he said.
“And I’m happy for the team in general. They were very committed to getting our first win. It’s always difficult against promoted teams.
“Hopefully this can give us a build up for the future.”