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Townsend Features In England Draw

16 November 2016


Palace winger Andros Townsend came for England in their 2-2 friendly draw against Spain at Wembley on Tuesday night, to win his 13th cap for the Three Lions.

In the final game of Gareth Southgate's caretaker reign, the hosts established a two-goal lead through an Adam Lallana penalty and a bullet header from Jamie Vardy, before Townsend replaced Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling on 65 minutes, whom he could face again at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Unfortunately for the Eagles midfielder, two goals in the final few minutes from Iago Aspas and Isco - who netted in the fifth minute of injury-time, claimed a draw for the Spaniards, but despite the late drama the former Palace captain Southgate ended his four-game spell undefeated.

It was the second time that Townsend has won a cap for his country since moving to Palace in the summer, having also come on in England's recent qualifier against Slovenia.

Meanwhile, Chung-yong Lee's South Korea picked up a big 2018 World Cup qualifying win against Uzbekistan to leapfrog their opponents into the second automatic qualifying spot, however the Palace man didn't come off the bench, and Steve Mandanda was also an unused substitute as France drew 0-0 with the Ivory Coast in Lens.

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