Photo: Spurs quartet celebrate Townsend wonder goal in Italy

Andros Townsend

Tottenham players impressed in England's 1-1 draw against Italy, with four on the pitch as Andros Townsend smashed home Ryan Mason's pass.

This was the wonderful scene after Andros Townsend lashed home a fantastic long range effort past Italy legend Gigi Buffon to drag England level in Turin.

It was noticeable that the first three players to congratulate the Londoner were his Spurs teammates Ryan Mason, Kyle Walker and Harry Kane.

It was a great sight for fans of Spurs, with three of those four players homegrown from the Tottenham academy.

Townsend is somewhat of a divisive figure for many Spurs fans, and was rotated with Erik Lamela in the earlier part of the season 

He has only scored one outfield goal for the North Londoners in the Premier League this year, and has just two assists to his name at club level in that time.

But for England the winger seems to know just how to play, with it possible the Italian defence didn't know much about the 23-year-old, or expected him to appear on the right, Townsend was a real livewire after coming on to the pitch in the 70th minute. Townsend's right footed stunner was his third goal in seven games for England.

Harry Kane had a good game as well, considering he had so little support in the first half and had to deal with Italian defensive star Giorgio Chiellini for much of the game. When the Juventus man was subbed, the Spurs forward had a little more influence, and linked up well with England skipper Wayne Rooney.

Tottenham right back Walker might have had a inconsistent few weeks back at White Hart Lane, but he also offered a directness and attacking drive that was perfect as the Italian's sat on their lead.

And a final mention for debutant Ryan Mason, who has slid under the radar with all the furore surrounding teammate Kane. Though he got just 16 minutes on the field, the midfielder played the ball through to Townsend for his goal, and his snapping tackles and passing showed he didn't look out of place in the England shirt.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch