Spurs' Townsend signs new deal

Andros Townsend, English football's man-of-the-moment, has signed a new four-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur, the England Premier League club announced Friday.

Townsend, 22, marked his England debut last Friday with a goal in a 4-1 win over Montenegro before impressing again at Wembley on Tuesday in a 2-0 victory over Poland that secured a place at next year's FIFA World Cup™ finals in Brazil for Roy Hodgson's side.

"We are delighted to announce that Andros Townsend has signed a new four-year contract with the club," said a Tottenham statement. Prior to this season Townsend, who had scored three goals in 18 Spurs appearances, had had loan spells at nine different clubs.

But having impressed at Queens Park Rangers towards the end of last term, he forced his way into Spurs' first team following an injury to Aaron Lennon and such was his form in eight appearances so far this season, he then won England recognition.