Football: Townsend stars as Spurs rout Tbilisi
PARIS (AFP) - Young winger Andros Townsend gave England's Aaron Lennon food for thought with a starring role in Tottenham's 5-0 win at Dinamo Tbilisi in the Europa League on Thursday.
In a startling display, Townsend scored the opener and then set-up Brazil's Paulinho to open his Spurs account before laying a third on a plate for Roberto Soldado.
Soldado bagged another while young left-back Danny Rose scored his first for Spurs since netting on his debut against Arsenal in April, 2010.
Townsend's pinpoint crossing was in itself telling for a player who may be looking to displace Lennon in the north Londoners' first team this season, given the diminutive former Leeds United winger's own failings when centring from out wide.