Sep 17, 2012
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Spurs 3-1 Reading: AVB secures his first Tottenham win

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Finally Andre Villas Boas has his first win as Tottenham boss and it’s fair to say it’s been a long time coming.

Spurs eased to a 3-1 victory yesterday afternoon having previously drawn and lost their initial Premier League fixtures.

Goals from Jermain Defoe and Gareth Bale secured all 3 points for the young Portuguese manager’s side.

Having previously been the subject of speculation concerning his future at the club, AVB will now feel somewhat relieved with Tottenham sitting safely in 10th place.

AVB had already insisted that he did not feel under any pressure before recording his first win at Reading.

Villas-Boas said: “It is not about the manager, it is about the players. It is the players that take us to success. Different managers have different leadership styles and the way they go about their business.

“I am extremely happy because the players showed tremendous responsibility, commitment and concentration.

“They have been working so hard and deserve to get this first win. We managed to mix the result and the performance and come out of Reading very satisfied.”

Despite criticism, AVB’s management style seems to have brought the best out of Jermain Defoe. The England striker has been a key figure for the Spurs squad this season, starting 4 out of 4 matches, scoring 3 goals. It’s great to see Defoe thriving under the new management at White Hart Lane.

Hopefully this is the first win of many for Tottenham; it would be great to see AVB prove himself in the Premier League.

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Chris is the founder of The Boot Room. He is a Swindon Town supporter, having lived in Wiltshire for most of his years. His work has also featured on Squawka, Bleacher Report and Eurosport.

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