71 touches, 4 duels won: Townsend the star as Newcastle beat Crystal Palace

Andros Townsend: By The Numbers:  : 20160430

The winger once again proved the difference as he scored the only goal of the game.

Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend was once again the difference as his side beat Crystal Palace this weekend.

The Magpies secured a huge result for their survival hopes as they beat former manager Alan Pardew’s Eagles to move out of the bottom three.

It was Townsend who proved to be the difference as he scored a superb free kick to seal all three points for his side.

It was not only his goal that was impressive though as he posted good numbers in several statistical areas as the table provided by Opta demonstrates 

  TeamMatchAccurate PassSuccessful Final Third PassesPassing AccuracyGoalsTotal Scoring AttWon ContestUnsuccessful Touch
Andros Townsend Newcastle Newcastle vs C. Palace 32 17 82% 1 4 4 2

In total he managed 71 touches throughout the game, with just two of those proving to be unsuccessful.

His goal was arguably the most important stat, but he was a consistent danger as he managed four total attempts on goal, the most of any player.

He was also a nuisance to the opposition full backs as well, with four won duels in total, again the most of any player.

His passing was particularly on form as he managed 32 accurate passes in total, 17 in the final third, and enjoyed an overall passing accuracy of 82% in another big display from the former Tottenham man.

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