TEAM NEWS: Dembele makes first start for Spurs in Madejski Stadium clash

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has handed Belgian international Moussa Dembele his first start for the club for the clash with Reading at the Madejski Stadium this afternoon.

The former Fulham man scored agaisnt Norwich City in Spurs' last game, and that goalscoring threat has seen his come into the side in place of Jake Livermore, who drops out all together.

Tottenham's other signing from Fulham, American Clint Dempsey, will start the match on the bench.

Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Vertongen, Naughton; Sandro, Dembele, Sugurdsson, Lennon, Bale; Defoe.

Subsitutes: Lloris, Caulker, Dawson, Huddlestone, Townsend, Adebayor, Dempsey.

Reading: McCarthy; Gunter, Gorkss, Pearce, Harte; McCleary, Karacan, Leigertwood, McAnuff; Guthrie; Pogrebnyak.

Subsitutes: S Taylor, Shorey, Mariappa, Cummings, Robson-Kanu, Le Fondre, Hunt.

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