Tottenham have returned to winning form with a 2-1 victory over Southampton at St Mary's Stadium.
Andre Villas-Boas' had looked the goods at times last week in their eventual 4-2 loss to Chelsea and it was an impressive start to today's fixture with Bale heading home with vigour from Tom Huddlestone's floated cross in the 15th minute.
Rodriguez almost equalised for the home side three minutes after his goal with a half-volley that was kept out before Spurs held on for dear life with Southampton producing a number of late chances.
In the end though, Tottenham got the points to move to fourth as Southampton's mediocre beginning to the season continued as they sit second bottom after nine outings.
St Mary's Stadium, Southampton - 31,944