Jermain Defoe double earns Villas-Boas first Spurs win
Andre Villas-Boas secured his first Premier League victory as Tottenham Hotspur manager when his side outclassed Reading 3-1 on Sunday with two goals from England striker Jermain Defoe
Without a win in their first three games of the season, Tottenham took the lead after 18 minutes when Gylfi Sigurdssdon and Aaron Lennon combined to set up Defoe for a cool finish.
Gareth Bale made it 2-0 after 71 minutes with a scuffed shot from Kyle Walker's cutback and Defoe continued his hot streak with a superb solo goal, running from inside his own half to clip a shot across Reading keeper Alex McCarthy.
Reading scored a consolation in the 90th minute when Hal Robson-Kanu hooked the ball in at the far post.
Villas-Boas, who failed to complete a season at Chelsea after being sacked in March, had come under pressure after replacing Harry Redknapp at Tottenham but victory lifted his side to 10th in the table with five points.
Promoted Reading are still searching for their first win since returning to the top flight.
Defoe, who spent much of last season as a substitute under Redknapp, has enjoyed a bright start to the campaign, bagging three Premier League goals and one for England in the World Cup qualifier against Moldova.
Starting as a lone striker, he was a constant menace to Reading's defenders and guided a shot inside the post to put the visitors in front.
Tottenham should have added to their lead as Reading were guilty of giving the ball away in dangerous areas, Sigurdsson having one close-range effort cleared off the line after Defoe had robbed McCarthy.
Reading enjoyed a little more possession after the break but rarely threatened Spurs keeper Brad Friedel, who kept his place in the starting team ahead of France international Hugo Lloris.
Wales winger Bale scored his first league goal since January to give Tottenham breathing space with 20 minutes to go before Defoe put the result beyond doubt.
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