In the first leg of a simple looking Europa League qualifier, Tottenham put five past Dinamo Tbilisi to all but secure progress into the Europa League group stages.
Tottenham were always expected to win in Georgia, fielding the much stronger team and greater attacking threat.
All throughout the team, Spurs looked strong, with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris pulling off a number of great saves, even though he had very little to do.
The defence also looked good, captained by the returning Younes Kaboul, who looked solid next to Michael Dawson. All through the attack, Spurs looked strong, however, it was winger Andros Townsend whose star shone the brightest.
Townsend was involved in everything good that Spurs produced, he started his good performance by receiving the ball and scoring from the counter attack, with a left footed finish that nestled in the corner.
His performance continued to stand out and he looked threatening all night. His second major contribution came in the way of an assist, with some good footwork shown on the right hand side, he delightfully lifted the ball into the path of the oncoming Paulinho, whose header sailed past the Tbilisi goalkeeper.
In the second half, Townsend added another assist to an already impressive performance, showing some good pace on the right, he crossed the ball into Roberto Soldado who looked clinical from six yards, making the game 3-0.
The fourth goal came after Danny Rose placed the ball in the far corner of the Tbilisi net, and the fifth came shortly after with Soldado connecting with a Nacer Chadli cross and getting his second of the game.
Townsend, who had often been on the fringes of Tottenham’s first squad or going out on loan, has definitely shown his worth and class tonight, and should be in consideration for Tottenham’s squad after a good performance.
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