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Andros Townsend | Midfielder | #10

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 170

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Roy Hodgson is fearing the worst after Andros Townsend and Jeffrey Schlupp picked up what appeared to be serious injuries during the FA Cup third-round defeat at Brighton.
It was initially reported that Townsend had suffered a dead leg during the first half at the AMEX Stadium on Monday, but it now appears that his injury is far more serious than initially thought after the Eagles boss confirmed the winger had left the ground on crutches due to an ankle injury. "In my experience that tells me it’s not a good sign." This latest setback follows quickly on the heels of the season ending injuries suffered by Scott Dann [ACL – anterior cruciate ligament] and Jason Puncheon [PCL – posterior cruciate ligament] and could scupper any potential departures in January. Hodgson also revealed that Jeffrey Schlupp is unlikely to play again within the "next few weeks" following his collision with Izzy Brown which ended the Brighton midfielder’s season. Palace will look to bring in up-to seven players during the window to help bolster their injury ravaged squad. Jan 9 - 4:35 PM

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Crystal Palace saw its impressive eight-match Premier League unbeaten streak come to an end against Arsenal.

Crystal Palace scored on both of its shots on target starting just after the halftime break with Wilfried Zaha playing through Andros Townsend in the 49th minute to tie the game at 1-1. But Alexis Sanchez proved to be too much to handle as the Chilean scored two goals in four minutes starting in the 62nd minute. The Eagles fought back late as Townsend was involved once again, crossing to James Tomkins in the 89th minute to cut the lead in half. But it was too late to mount a full comeback despite Christian Benteke returning to boost the attack.
Source: NBC Sports
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 05:15:00 PM

Crystal Palace had their share of chances to get a result against a Tottenham side who were not playing their best, but failed to put any of them away and fall to Spurs, 1-0.

The Eagles are certainly on the right track, playing much better football than they did the first couple months of the season, but they came up a quality side that still found a way to get the win with a less-than-stellar performance. Palace had a few chances on counter attacks, a couple of which were engineered by Andros Townsend, but the result was a shot off target or a save by the Tottenham keeper. A few more chances were created from set pieces, but a Scott Dann header was stopped. Still mired at the bottom of the table, things should improve in the points column over the next couple of months as Palace face a kind run of fixtures.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 09:06:00 AM

Andros Townsend has went under the knife in an attempt to cure a persistent and ongoing Achilles problem.

The Crystal Palace winger struggled throughout the latter part of the campaign, with his workload being carefully monitored between matches, and a decision has now been taken to have surgery to ensure he is fully fit for the start of the new season. Townsend, who was heavily linked with a move back to his former club Newcastle during the January transfer window, was pivotal in helping the Eagles retain their top-flight status. He will now miss the upcoming England internationals against Scotland and France. Townsend won the Premier League’s Carling Goal of the Month award for March for his sensational 80-yard solo effort at the Hawthorns while he was instrumental in the 3-0 win over Arsenal. Townsend has enjoyed his most successful season to date, certainly in terms of league minutes played [2528], and the 25-year-old will be looking to build upon his successful start at Selhurst Park.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, May 25, 2017 04:54:00 AM

Sam Allardyce will play with "the fittest team we’ve got" but admits the Eagles will be missing several key first-team players for the trip to Old Trafford.

A 4-0 win over Hull last weekend confirmed their top-flight status for another season and keeps Sam Allardyce’s remarkable record of never being relegated from the Premier League intact. The Eagles take on Manchester United, who will field a much-changed starting XI ahead of their Europa League final on Wednesday, but there will be no old pals act as Palace aim to get another three-points on the board. Andros Townsend and Yohan Cabaye have been managing ongoing Achilles and foot injuries in recent weeks and both players will miss out as well as Mamadou Sakho who won’t recover from a knee ligament strain in time. James Tomkins [ankle] "looks to be okay" but Scott Dan [knee] may not be risked as he hasn’t played competitively since being stretchered off at Chelsea in April.
Thu, May 18, 2017 10:24:00 AM

Andros Townsend thinks he’ll "definitely be fit for Saturday" after leaving Selhurst Park on crutches last night.

Townsend was back to his best on Monday as Crystal Palace swept a very poor Arsenal team aside to earn a much-needed victory and open up a six-point gap between them and Swansea who occupy the final relegation place. The former Tottenham and Newcastle winger was on hand to prod home Wilfred Zaha’s pass on 17 minutes to make it 1-nil while stand-in Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez brought down the 25-year-old to earn a penalty, which was converted by Milivojevic, sealing the win. But despite completing the full 90 minutes, Townsend left the ground on crutches, although he remains confident that he will be able to face Leicester City on Saturday: "I got a knock on my heel, so it's just precautionary to be on crutches," he said. "I think I'll definitely be fit for Saturday."
Tue, Apr 11, 2017 04:17:00 PM

Andros Townsend scored a goal (two shots on target) and recorded an assist in Crystal Palace's 4-1 win over Stoke City.

Andros Townsend was the driving force in a match dominated by Crystal Palace. Townsend made his first contribution by assisting on their second goal of the afternoon, a free-kick in 11th minute headed home by debutant James Tomkins, while scoring their fourth himself - a splendid finish into the bottom right corner in the 75th. The match also saw defender Scott Dann and midfielder James McArthur join in the scoring, as Palace claimed their first win of the season against Stoke City.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 11:43:00 AM

All of the promise and hope surrounding Crystal Palace's upcoming season hit a brick wall in the form of West Brom's stifling defense.

Crystal Palace took 14 shots and held 63 percent possession but couldn't find a way to break through at Selhurst Park against Tony Pulis' men in a 1-0 loss. Andros Townsend made his Premier League debut for the Eagles and was the club's most impressive player on the afternoon with six shots, but a lack of finishing highlighted their need for a top striker to lead their attack as they are considering raising their offers for Saido Berahino and Christian Benteke this summer. Meanwhile, Alan Pardew made the interesting decision to start Lee Chung-yong over Yannick Bolasie, who looks set for a move to Everton in the coming week.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 12:22:00 PM

The latest reports suggest Crystal Palace have triggered a release clause for Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend with the 24-year-old reportedly considering a move to Selhurst Park.

Townsend arrived at St. James’ Park in January for a fee believed to be in the region of £12million from Tottenham and was one of the few bright spots for a United side which dropped down to the second tier of English football. Scoring four times from 12 starts, Townsend created 26 chances and provided two assists – performances which almost earned him a place at Euro 2016. Earlier this month Townsend was said to have met with Rafa Benitez to discuss a new and improved deal, in return for the removal of his trigger clause, but his time Tyneside could now be coming to an end. The Guardian claim Palace are targeting up-to three players including Belgium and Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi after Marouane Chamakh and Emmanuel Adebayor were released.
Source: The Mag
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 03:40:00 AM

Liverpool is reportedly considering a summer move for Newcastle winger Andros Townsend as the club weighs up attacking options.

Manchester City has also been linked with a move for Townsend if they fail to land Schalke winger Leroy Sane or Southampton midfielder Sadio Mane this summer, both of which would command transfer fees around £40 million. But reports claim Townsend has a release clause of just £10.5 million following Newcastle's relegation, although the Magpies are desperate to keep the former Spurs winger after scoring four goals in 13 Premier League matches since arriving last winter in a £12million move.
Source: Telegraph
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 05:56:00 AM

Rafa Benitez celebrated his birthday by managing Newcastle United to their first win under his reign, defeating Swansea City 3-0.

What on earth is going on in Tyneside today? For the first time this season, Sunderland and Newcastle win in the same gameweek, as both fight for their top flight lives. While the result can partially be pinned on a mostly lifeless Swansea side, the Magpies deserve credit. Andros Townsend notched an assist when he delivered a corner kick that was headed home by Jamal Lasacelles on 41 minutes to take the lead. The Magpies intensified their attack when Aleksandar Mitrovic was subbed on in the final 20 minutes. His header created a loose ball that Moussa Sissoko stuck in the net for Newcastle's second goal then Mitrovic showed his strength in setting up Townsend for the final goal in the closing moments. Townsend is in cracking form right now and the defense didn't make any mistakes. It is still a tough task to stay up, but today's win should give them a real shot of confidence.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 12:01:00 PM

Newcastle United continue to sink into the relegation quicksand with another loss today, this time to Southampton, 3-1.

Make that one point over four games in charge for Rafa Benitez, who is probably double-checking the validity of the opt-out clause in his contract. The defense was horrible today, as they have been for the majority of the season. A shambolic defensive display by Steven Taylor allowed the Saints to score inside of four minutes. They failed to defend a counter attack on another goal and did nothing to stop a short corner kick developing into a third goal. Compounding things, both Taylor and Daryl Janmaat had to leave early with injuries, leaving Moussa Sissoko and Vurnon Anita as their fullbacks for much of the game. They showed a bit of life when it was too late as Townsend picked up a ball fed by Sissoko and took it on his left foot to strike a cracking goal. That moment will be all the club and its supporters can cling to though as relegation looks all but assured at the moment.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 12:20:00 PM

Andros Townsend missed out of Newcastle United's loss to Stoke City yesterday evening after picking up a knock and, with the quick turnaround for Week 29, is a doubt for the match against AFC Bournemouth.

The news of Townsend's injury was not revealed until just shortly before the Magpies team news was released yesterday, so only fantasy managers with the ability to adjust their rosters during the gameweek and had seen the news as it broke were able to make any adjustments. Yoan Gouffran was given the start instead, marking only his second league start of the season. Gouffran himself picked up a knock during the loss to Stoke and is currently injury flagged ahead of the weekend.
Source: Express
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 10:47:00 AM

Newcastle will be miserable after dropping a 5-1 decision at Stamford Bridge but at least Andros Townsend got his first goal for the club.

There really weren't many positives to take away from a wretched performance. The Magpies dropped into the relegation zone after Norwich picked up a point against West Ham. The ony bright spot was Townsend who has been good over his past two matches for his new club.
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 02:37:00 PM

Newcastle United have agreed to a fee of £12m for the transfer of Andros Townsend from Tottenham Hotspur.

With less than a week left in the January window, it seem virtually all new transfers have gone the way of AFC Bournemouth and Newcastle United. The Magpies look to have shored up the center of the park with Henri Saivet and Jonjo Shelvey and have now added an outside threat in Townsend, who can play on either side of the wing and offers plenty of pace. Townsend was one of the odd men out for Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs this season, and had a row with the coaching staff that saw him frozen out for much of the campaign. Still, with a fresh start, he has much to offer and is still only 24 years of age. SPurs did well to collect £12m for a player no longer in their plans.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 06:06:00 AM