- match commentary
- English Barclays Premier League
- 16 September 2012, 3:00pm
- Madejski Stadium
- Attendance: 24,160
93 mins:READING 1:3 TOTTENHAM: Full-time and Tottenham earn their first win in the Premier League this season.
90 mins:Jermain Defoe is shown a yellow card.
90 mins:READING 1:3 TOTTENHAM: Reading with a late consolation goal with Hal Robson-Kanu getting on the end of a cross to score.
88 mins:Aaron Lennon has been brought off for Andros Townsend.
86 mins:Adam Le Fondre with a shot but William Gallas clears it off the line.
85 mins:Reading with some pressure now but it's too little too late.
83 mins:Hal Robson-Kanu and Noel Hunt come on for Pavel Pogrebnyak and Danny Guthrie.
81 mins:This game is all but over. That second goal knocked the stuffing out of Reading.
78 mins:Clint Dempsey has come on for Gareth Bale.
74 mins:READING 0:3 TOTTENHAM: Jermain Defoe gets his second of the game as he pounces on an error to drive through on goal and score.
73 mins:Tom Huddlestone comes on for Gylfi Sigurdsson.
71 mins:READING 0:2 TOTTENHAM: Kyle Walker pulls the ball back to Gareth Bale who produces a sloppy shot but it finds the back of the net.
69 mins:Tottenham have had so many chances, will it come back to haunt them?
66 mins:Gareth Bale finds Jermain Defoe in the box but he once again can't find the back of the net.
64 mins:Ian Harte with a corner and Spurs just about sramble the ball clear.
62 mins:Reading win a couple of quick corners but Spurs do well to clear the danger on both occasions.
59 mins:Aaron Lennon with another pull back and Kaspars Gorkss almost puts the goal into his own net.
58 mins:Gareth Bale with a strike from range but he drags it just wide.
55 mins:Mousa Dembele with a shot which hits Jermain Defoe and goes wide of the target.
53 mins:Sandro with an ambitious effort but it's gone well wide of the target.
51 mins:Aaron Lennon on the break but he can't find Jermain Defoe and then misses the chance to find Gareth Bale.
48 mins:Reading have come out the brighter of the two teams.
46 mins:Reading have made a change at the break with Jem Karacan coming off for Adam Le Fondre.
46 mins:The whistle has gone and we are underway for the second-half at the Madejski Stadium.
45 mins:There goes the whistle for half-time and Spurs are a goal to the good thanks to Jermain Defoe.
43 mins:Jobi McAnuff with a cross to Pavel Pogrebnyak but he can't get his head to it.
41 mins:Jermain Defoe shoots from range but it goes wide for the target.
40 mins:Jobi McAnuff with a curling effort but it's gone high and wide of the mark.
38 mins:Gareth Bale does well to usher the ball out and Spurs have a goal kick.
35 mins:Spurs could easily be 3-0 up at this point but chances have gone begging.
31 mins:Gylfi Sigurdsson has a superb chance to tuck the ball away but his effort is cleared off the line after a mistake from Alex McCarthy.
28 mins:The ball is stuck in the middle of the pitch with both teams struggling to keep hold of it.
24 mins:Jermain Defoe has a great chance to make it two but, after bringing a long ball down, he pokes the ball just wide of the target.
23 mins:Reading with a free-kick in a dangerous area but Tottenham deal with it.
18 mins:READING 0:1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: It's been coming. Aaron Lennon gets in behind the defence once again and pulls it back to Jermain Defoe, who doesn't strike it cleanly but it finds the back of the net.
16 mins:Winger Aaron Lennon looks to pick the ball up in the Reading area but it just goes out of play.
14 mins:Reading need to get on the ball soon as Spurs are dictating things.
11 mins:Reading have a call for handball in the box with Kyle Walker being the guilty man but the free-kick goes the other way for a foul.
8 mins:Spurs dominating possession at the moment.
5 mins:Gylfi Sigurdsson has a free header in the box and forces Alex McCarthy into a fine save which bounces clear to Jan Vertonghen, who then has a shot of his own before the Reading keeper makes another fine save.
2 mins:Spurs are making the brighter start in this game and are keeping the ball well.
1 mins:We are underway at the Madejski Stadium for Reading v Tottenham Hotspur.
Jermain Defoe once again gets the nod from manager Andre Villas-Boas with Clint Dempsey on the bench for Tottenham Hotspur.
French international Hugo Lloris has to settle for a place on the bench with Brad Freidel starting between the sticks.
Reading remain unchanged from the side that were due to play two weeks ago in the game which was called off against Sunderland.