Reading vs. Tottenham Hotspur: 6 Things We Learned

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Reading vs. Tottenham Hotspur: 6 Things We Learned
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The Andre Villas-Boas revolution is up and running at Tottenham Hotspur after a superb Jermain Defoe inspired Spurs to an easy 3-1 win over Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

The England forward scored two brilliantly taken goals either side of Gareth Bale strike to give Villas-Boas his first victory as Spurs manager. The move elevates the Lilywhites to 10th in the Premier League with a home game against QPR up next before a tough trip to Old Trafford and Manchester United.

Spurs were deserved winners as they bossed a poor Reading team around for pretty much the entire game. Moussa Dembele was excellent in midfield, providing power and penetration from deep, while Gylfi Sigurdsson provided guile and intelligence from behind Defoe in a 4-5-1 formation.

The win provided a much needed three points for Villas-Boas amid ridiculous reports in The Sun that the Portuguese had three games to save his job.

Here we look at the lessons we learned from the match.

Read on and leave your comments and observations in the section below.

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