Incredible stat highlights Townsend's impact at Newcastle United

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Andros Townsend's incredible impact since signing for Newcastle United in January has been highlighted by an impressive stat uncovered by Opta.

The Magpies shelled out £12 million to land the winger from Tottenham, where the 24-year-old had previously struggled for game time.

A bit part player during his time at Spurs, injuries and some erratic performances had seen Townsend fall down the pecking order at White Hart Lane. 


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A remarkable turnaround 

And despite impressing during a previous loan spell with Queens Park Rangers and on international duty with England, Townsend failed to find the same kind of consistency for the Lilywhites as he has done at Newcastle. 

In fact, in 50 Premier League appearances for Tottenham, Townsend managed just three goals.

It has been an entirely different story since moving to St James' Park.

Though initially slow to start, Townsend has thrived under Rafa Benitez and was the match-winner for the Magpies in their potentially crucial 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

The crucial statistics 

It is a goal that also means that, in just 11 Premier League appearances for Newcastle, Townsend has managed to score more goals than he did in the top flight throughout his time with Tottenham.

All in all, Townsend has scored four Premier League goals for the Toon at a rate of just under one in every three games - impressive form for an attacking midfielder in his position.

By contrast, while at Spurs, Townsend scored in Premier League games at a rate of just over one goal every 16 top flight games.

Though this upturn in form has most likely come too late to see Townsend earn a place in Roy Hodgson's England squad for Euro 2016, things are finally looking brighter for Newcastle and the 24-year-old.

Can Andros Townsend keep Newcastle in the Premier League? Have your say in the comments. 

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