One Spurs star who proved a point v Qarabag, one who disappointed

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It was a great Thursday night for Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League on the whole.

Andros Townsend

After a game-changing performance against Sunderland on Sunday afternoon, Andros Townsend came into Tottenham's Europa League clash v Qarabag with renewed confidence.

And the 24-year-old delivered once again on Thursday night, suggesting there may be a semblance of hope for his future at White Hart Lane.

This was only Azerbaijani opposition, with all due respect, but Townsend showed good signs and can certainly find a run of form if he makes it three good performances in a row next time out.

As statistics from WhoScored.com show, the winger created three chances - one of them being a goal assist - and also won three tackles. Interestingly, he also took six crosses. Townsend only landed one of them but the encouraging thing is he is getting his deliveries in, instead of the old Andros trick of cutting inside and... doing nothing. 

Danny Rose

For left-back Danny Rose, though, this wasn't his best night in a Spurs shirt.

It was no disaster but fans were generally disappointed with what they saw from one of their most-improved performers last season. Ben Davies has been starting for Tottenham so far this Premier League season and that may well continue based on Rose's Qarabag display.

The 25-year-old's WhoScored stats were far less impressive than Townsend's, with Rose landing zero out of three crosses and failing to create a chance. Rose did win two dribbles and complete over 90 per cent of his passes - but supporters were looking for more against the Azerbaijani side, if only due to the standards set by the full-back himself last term.

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