Tottenham vs. Reading: 7 Things We Learned in Andre Villas-Boas' First Win

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Tottenham vs. Reading: 7 Things We Learned in Andre Villas-Boas' First Win
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Usually, when clubs like Tottenham, who finished in the top four the previous season, go up against newly promoted teams like Reading, the results are predictable and lead supporters from the favored team to be a little less than excited for the match.

On Sunday afternoon, there wasn't a Spurs fan who wasn't on the edge of their seat for the full 90 minutes.

Tottenham traveled to Reading for the fourth week of the league season, but since Andre Villas-Boas had no wins and only two points from three matches prior, all eyes were on him to deliver a win.

Deliver he did.

Jermain Defoe, who has been slotted in at the striker position for the first few weeks, got the visiting side on the board by the 18th minute.

It was a hole Reading would never be able to dig themselves out of.

Gareth Bale made it 2-0 in the 71st minute, and Defoe made it a double just minutes later. The home side added a goal during injury time of the second half, but it was only consolation—Tottenham had this one in the bag.

There's a lot to learn about Tottenham from their 3-1 win over Reading, but I give you the seven biggest takeaways concerning Villas-Boas' first win in charge at White Hart Lane.

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