Scott Parker continued his comeback from injury as he played and scored for the Tottenham under-21 side but it was exciting young winger Andros Townsend who caught the eye.

Tottenham 's youth side have excelled this season and secured a 3-0 win over Aston Villa which earned them top spot and a place in the Elite Group in the second half of the campaign.

Andros Townsend
Andros Townsend celebrates after scoring against Shamrock Rovers in the Europa League [Reuters]

Parker has been used in the competition to help improve his fitness as he recovers from an injury which had kept him out of first team action until his late substitution in the weekend win over Swansea.

Townsend was also brought off the bench against Michael Laudrup's side and he will be hoping he can remain in the first team plans of manager Andre Villas-Boas.

His performance on Monday night at Villa once again showed just why he is a danger as he continually threatened down both flanks and linked well with the likes of full-back Jack Barthram and forward Jon Obika.

Townsend was involved in the first goal as he carried the ball down the left channel before finding Barthram, who picked out midfielder Ryan Mason who fired home from six yards.

Parker, who was taken off after 68 minutes, then grabbed the second after good work from Obika and Spanish youngster Iago Falque, who is also pushing for a regular place in the first team squad under Andre Villas-Boas.

The third goal came in the second half as Townsend caused more havoc down the wing, and his ball across eventually found its way into the path of Soulimayne Coulibaly who made no mistake from close range.

Townsend also capped his performance with a brilliant solo effort as he carried the ball some 70 yards before unleashing a terrific strike from 25 yards which was tipped over by Villa keeper Craig Hill.

The performance of the 21-year-old will certainly have impressed Villas-Boas, who has admitted that he is keen for the winger to be involved in training with the first team this season.