AVB delighted with Spurs performance for derby win

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas was delighted with their performance for victory over West Ham United.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas was delighted with their performance for victory over West Ham United.

Jermain Defoe put Tottenham ahead just before half-time with a marvellous solo effort that began with him pinching the ball off Winston Reid and ended with him powering a dipping shot past Jussi Jaaskelainen from 20 yards.

Gareth Bale made it 2-0 when he finished Clint Dempsey's chipped through-ball and Defoe wrapped up the victory just after the hour by sweeping home Aaron Lennon's pass in a swift counter-attack.

"I think it was a very good performance," Villas-Boas said.

"We have been chasing a good, solid 90-minute performance for a while and we got it today very deservingly.

"It was extremely important to get back to winning ways - particularly against a team who has been doing well in a London derby."

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