2:02:18Peter Townsend has won his 10th title of the season and now has 12 more victories in a row.
The New Zealand international, who is now 11-0-1 in 10 meetings with Cahill, will be back in action against the England captain on Saturday when he takes on the reigning world number one at the Allianz Arena.
The 31-year-old has won the last two meetings in Brisbane and has also beaten Cahill in the past, while the former England international is looking to extend his unbeaten run to 10 games.
Peter Townsends 11-1 win over Timothy Cahill was one of the greatest performances of the week.
pic.twitter.com/3zV8c7dDvC – FOX Sports (@FOXSports) March 29, 2021It was Townsend who took the lead in the third minute of the second half after Cahill had been fouled in the box by Joe Cole.
The England centre-half then headed in a free-kick from the edge of the area and then had an equaliser when Cahill attempted to clear a dangerous shot on the edge, but the shot went wide.
Tensions rose to boiling point when Townsend went down under a challenge from Cahill.
The Englishman’s head collided with the woodwork, sending the ball flying out of play.
Cahill was forced off and could only manage a hand to the face of Townsend after he fell down on the pitch.
He could only make the save from a teammate, but referee Michael Oliver stopped play and warned the referee to stand by him.
He later returned to the field with a head injury and was assessed by the physios, before being replaced by a member of the medical staff.
The result means Townsend is now the only player to win 10 matches against Cahill and now only trails the former World No.9 by two points.
The 32-year‑old is now unbeaten in 10 matches since his debut in October.
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