Andros Townsend is having the time of his life. The winger capped off a memorable last 10 days by scoring the opener for Tottenham in a comfortable 2-0 win over Aston Villa in the English Premier League.
Tottenham winger Andros Townsend celebrates with teammates after scoring against Aston Villa in their English Premier League game, October 20
Townsend was impressive for Spurs yet again, posing a constant threat to the Villa goal, particularly in the second half, even if the opener came in fortuitous circumstances.
The newly-minted England international played in a cross from the right which evaded every player in the box, including Spurs' Lewis Holtby and Roberto Soldado, before creeping into the net.
"It's been one of the best few weeks of my life," Townsend told Sky Sports. "But the main thing today was getting back to winning ways after the result against West Ham.
"I think the second-half performance showed what we're all about. We got stuck in and got three points. I think we didn't have the best of first halves. Aston Villa defended well and got men behind the ball, but then we got the goal.
"It was a cross and I'm not going to take credit for it, but I've been unlucky in the past, so I'll take that and it set us on the way to a great three points."
Tottenham, who had to bounce back after a 3-0 hammering at White Hart lane at the hands of West Ham, then made the game safe in the 69th minute when Soldado latched onto a pass from Paulinho, to slot home nicely past goalkeeper Brad Guzan for his first Premier League goal from open play.
Spurs, on 16 points from eight matches, moved up to fifth with the win, three points behind leaders Arsenal, while Aston Villa are only 13th with 10 points.
"It was difficult in the first minutes," Tottenham manage Andre Villas-Boas told Sky Sports. "It was very unpredictable because Villa kept putting some very long balls in behind us, so they kept stretching us.
"We had to put our act together and I think we did after the 20th minute. We got hold of the ball and started creating things. In the second half, we were really, really good. After we reached 2-0, we could have gone on to score more.
"After the setback, particularly at home, we have to respond and I think we did it in a good fashion to keep ourselves in touch with the top. I think we deserved the result. We want to build on from here and continue to gather the most amount of points as possible."
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