Andy Townsend

Irish players celebrate next to a dejected Joe Ledley after the World Cup qualifier between Wales and the Republic of Ireland on October 9, 2017
Andy Townsend calls for caution from Republic of Ireland ahead of playoffs
Andy Townsend plays down the Republic of Ireland's achievement of reaching the World Cup playoffs, insisting that there is still a "long way to go".
Oct 9, 23:00
Andy Townsend and Ally McCoist speak pitchside prior to the Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Villarreal and Arsenal on April 25, 2006
Andy Townsend: 'Tottenham Hotspur have lost their sparkle'
Andy Townsend says that Tottenham Hotspur are missing "zip and sparkle" in their current form following defeat to Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.
Nov 2, 22:09
Dean Gordon of Middlesbrough celebrates his goal against Manchester United in the FA Carling Premiership match at Old Trafford in Manchester on December 19, 1998
On this day: Manchester United suffer last defeat of treble-winning season
On this day 17 years ago, Manchester United fell to a shock 3-2 home loss to Middlesbrough - their last defeat of the historic 1998-99 treble-winning campaign.
Dec 19, 06:00
Andy Townsend of Aston Villa in action against Coventry on September 30, 1995
On this day: Aston Villa swoop for Andy Townsend
Twenty-two years ago today, Andy Townsend swapped Chelsea for Premier League runners-up Aston Villa in a £2m deal.
Jul 26, 08:00
Morgan Schneiderlin in action for Southampton on November 30, 2014
Five defensive midfield targets for Arsenal this summer
Sports Mole looks at five possible defensive midfield options available for Arsenal to sign this summer, as Arsene Wenger aims to bolster his squad.
Jun 20, 10:54
Jack Grealish in action for Aston Villa on May 9, 2015
Andy Townsend urges Jack Grealish to decide international future
Andy Townsend says that Jack Grealish needs to make a quick decision on whether he wants to play for the Republic of Ireland or England.
Jun 1, 19:45
David Seaman and Andy Townsend pose with Captain Morgan himself as a waft of dark rum permeates the brisk morning air on May 30, 2015
Interview: Ex-Chelsea and Aston Villa midfielder Andy Townsend
Former Aston Villa skipper Andy Townsend chats to Sports Mole ahead of this afternoon's 134th FA Cup final at Wembley.
May 30, 12:55
Andy Townsend and Ally McCoist speak pitchside prior to the Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Villarreal and Arsenal on April 25, 2006
Andy Townsend to leave commentator role with ITV Sport?
ITV Sport's football commentator Andy Townsend will reportedly leave his role with the broadcaster at the end of the season.
Jan 8, 12:41
Darren Fletcher loops a header into the net against Chelsea.
Man United vs. Chelsea: Top five Old Trafford matches
With Manchester United and Chelsea due to meet this evening, Sports Mole looks back on five memorable clashes between the two clubs.
Aug 26, 11:04

1Manchester CityMan City1110103873131
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd117222351823
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs117222071323
8Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton114341111015
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield11434813-515
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle114251010014
12Leicester CityLeicester113441616013
14Stoke CityStoke113351322-912
16West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom11245914-510
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham112361123-129
19Swansea CitySwansea11227713-68
20Crystal Palace11119422-184