Andros Townsend transferred his form from country to club with a goal for Spurs
Andros Townsend was the man of the moment once again as Tottenham enjoyed a 2-0 win at Aston Villa.
Having starred for England on debut during the international break, Townsend continued his dream run of form by scoring the opening goal - somewhat fortuitously - and claiming the man of the match honours at Villa Park.
Townsend beat Brad Guzan with a curling effort the winger quickly admitted was meant as a cross before the break, and although the introduction of Christian Benteke briefly lifted Villa, Roberto Soldado killed them off with his first Tottenham goal from open play.
"Obviously scoring for my country on debut is one of the highlights of my career, but a first Premier League goal for my hometown club is pretty special too," Townsend told Sky Sports 1 when asked about his rapid emergence.
"The main thing for me is not to get carried away. I just need to keep putting in performances for Spurs when I get the chance."
Townsend was a little more closely marked then he was used to following his England exploits, but found space in the 31st minute when he cut inside and a curling ball intended for Soldado bounced in at the far post.
He then produced several dangerous crosses in the second half only to see them go unconverted, Soldado instead finishing a fine passing move which began on the left.
"I had no space at all and every time I picked up the ball they had a couple of people around me and I turned it over a couple of times," Townsend said. "In the second half the game opened up a bit and that's when I'm at my best, on counter-attacks."
England right-back Kyle Walker will also reflect on another postive afternoon as his side recorded their fifth clean sheet in eight Premier League matches, England hopeful Michael Dawson started in central defence and Jermain Defoe and the fit-again Aaron Lennon completed Spurs' English contingent.
For Villa, who were better value than the scoreline suggested, former England Under-21 international Fabian Delph put in a lively performance in the home midfield while Gabriel Agbonlahor and Nathan Baker also featured.