The Netherlands international was on target in a 3-1 win over Swansea as he produced an accomplished finish from a loose ball in the box.
His effort at White Hart Lane claimed 29 per cent of the vote among Eurosport-Yahoo! readers.
In a very tight poll, Papiss Cisse's lovely header for Newcastle against Liverpool came second, while Sebastian Larsson's first goal in Sunderland's 3-3 draw with Manchester City came third.
1. Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham) v Swansea - 29%
2. Papiss Cisse's first goal (Newcastle) v Liverpool - 21%
3. Seb Larsson's first goal (Sunderland) v Manchester City - 18%
4. Adel Taarabt (QPR) v Arsenal - 17%
5. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea) v Tottenham - 16%