Tottenham 3, Reading 1: As It Happened
Final Score: Tottenham 3, Reading 1
Tottenham: Jermain Defoe (18', 74') Gareth Bale (71')
Reading: Hal Robson-Kanu (90')
Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Harte, Gorkss, Pearce, Karacan (Le Fondre 46'), Leigertwood, McAnuff, McCleary, Guthrie (Robson-Kanu 83'), Pogrebnyak (Hunt 83')
Tottenham: Freidel, Walker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Naughton, Sandro, Dembele, Sigurdsson (Huddlestone 72'), Bale, Lennon (Dempsey 78'), (Townsend 88'), Defoe
FT: Tottenham 3, Reading 1
90' Three minutes of stoppage time will be played to end the second half.
90' GOAL! Reading
Hal Robson-Kanu takes a pass from Adam Le Fondre and hits it into the back of the net.
90' Defoe with a chance at a hat-trick, but he misses the shot high over the Reading net.
88' SUBSTITUTION TOTTENHAM
Townsend on for Lennon
86' Nervy moments in the Tottenham penalty area as Gallas clears the ball off the line twice to hold on to the clean sheet for now.
85' Reading earn a corner but again can not make anything of it.
83' SUBSTITUTIONS READING
Robson-Kanu for Guthrie
Hunt for Pogrebnyak
82' After the two Spurs goals, the game has lost some energy to it.
Reading trying to hold and not give up another goal.
Spurs holding on to possession and looking to hold on to clean sheet.
78' SUBSTITUTION TOTTENHAM
Dempsey makes his club debut coming on for Bale.
76' It's almost time for Clint Dempsey to make his debut for Tottenham.
He is on the sideline getting directions from AVB.
74' GOAL! Tottenham 3-0
Jermain Defoe with his second goal of the match.
72' SUBSTITUTION TOTTENHAM
Huddlestone on for Sigurdsson
71' GOAL! Tottenham 2-0
Gareth Bale is the goal scorer. Kyle Walker with a pass into the box which finds Bale who scores with his weaker right foot.
70' Tom Huddlestone talking on sidelines with AVB at the moment, he could be the first substitute of the match for Spurs.
66' Defoe gets another chance on goal, this one assisted by Bale, but shot goes wide left.
Defoe is being selfish looking for his second goal of the day.
65' With Reading continuing to move forward, Spurs are going to have to make a change up front to counter this pressure.
Possible debut for Dempsey?
62' Playing with two strikers is benefiting Reading a lot right now.
They are causing some trouble to the Spurs back four.
Two straight corners earned in a row for the Royals.
59' Tottenham are inching closer to their second goal, this time Lennon sets up Defoe for a shot that is deflected out for a corner.
58' Sandro comes charging down the middle of the pitch, he passes to Bale, who sends a screaming shot wide right.
55' Defoe misses a shot in front of net after he receives a pass from Dembele.
54' Match now has a great tempo to it.
Tottenham getting down the pitch like the were in the first half.
Reading finally have been able to link some passes together and make the Spurs defense work.
51' Lennon speeding down right side, unable to find Defoe but the winger gets the ball back and earns a Spurs corner.
50' Lennon and Sigurdsson with a good one-two on the outside of the box but Sigurdsson's return pass is too far for Lennon and it goes out for a goal-kick.
48' Reading are set up in a 4-4-2 with Le Fondre joining Pogrebnyak up front.
Royals already looking more positive than they did in the first half.
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