QPR winger Townsend ducks Bale comparison
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."