Oct 20, 2013 at 4pm UK at ​Villa Park
Aston Villa
SpursTottenham Hotspur

Westwood (9'), Agbonlahor (58'), Delph (92')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Townsend (30'), Soldado (69')
Paulinho (38'), Dawson (51'), Walker (88'), Lennon (92')

Andre Villas-Boas refuses to make Gareth Bale, Andros Townsend comparison

AVB refuses to make Bale, Townsend comparison
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas dismisses comparisons made between Gareth Bale and Andros Townsend.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has refrained from drawing comparisons between Gareth Bale and Andros Townsend.

The 22-year-old England international was on the scoresheet again today as the North Londoners beat Aston Villa 2-0 in the Premier League.

When asked whether Townsend could fill the void left by the £85m man, the Portuguese coach replied: "Gareth's influence grew to be immense in the last season. It is early days for Andros, but I think it was a great performance.

"Alongside the team, it grew in the second half, and he really improved his performance. He gives us so many attacking options because he is able to take the team forward with his driving ability and link-up play, crossing, assisting.

"It was another great performance, like we saw for his country. It was great to see."

The winger, who scored on his international debut against Montenegro before impressing against Poland, was named man of the match at Villa Park this afternoon.

Spurs player Andros Townsend (2nd left) sheepishly celebrates his goal with team mates after opening the scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on October 20, 2013
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