QPR winger Townsend ducks Bale comparison

QPR loan winger Andros Townsend has laughed off comparisons with Tottenham teammate Gareth Bale.

QPR loan winger Andros Townsend has laughed off comparisons with Tottenham teammate Gareth Bale.

Townsend hit a stunning goal in QPR’s 3-1 win v Sunderland at the weekend — his first in the Premier League.

He said: “I’ve been getting stick in training about trying to shoot too much so I hope that goal will shut a few people up.

“People compared it to some of Gareth Bale’s recent goals but he is on a different level to me.

“He’ll get the ball, run from halfway and then shoot."

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