Iwobi, Lacazette Fire Arsenal Past Dogged Huddersfield

Feb 09 - by Arsenal FC for SportPesa News

Gunners stayed in the thick of the chase for a top-four finish with 2-1 victory over bottom club

Alexandre Lacazette shoots to extend Arsenal FC's lead in their 2-1 victory at Huddersfield Town FC on Saturday, February 8, 2019. PHOTO/Arsenal FC

  • Keeping his eye on a deep cross from Sead Kolasinac, the Nigeria international did well to keep over the ball and send it goalwards
  • Huddersfield - starved of goals this season - ramped up the pressure at times with a string of dangerous crosses into the Arsenal box
  • Bernd Leno made a decent save to deny Diakhaby and Nacho Monreal cleared off the line, but the Premier League’s bottom club did get a goal back in stoppage time as Arsenal were made to work for the points

LONDON, England- Arsenal stayed in the thick of the chase for a top-four finish thanks to goals from Alex Iwobi and Alex Lacazette in a 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Alex Iwobi gave Gunners the lead with a goal that required good technique - and a stroke of luck.

Keeping his eye on a deep cross from Sead Kolasinac, the Nigeria international did well to keep over the ball and send it goalwards.

A fortuitous clip off the heel of Terence Kongolo wrong-footed goalkeeper Ben Hamer, and he couldn’t recover to keep the ball out.

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Huddersfield - starved of goals this season - ramped up the pressure at times with a string of dangerous crosses into the Arsenal box.

They were particularly threatening on the right with Adama Diakhaby, but the Gunners' back three - marshalled expertly by Laurent Koscielny - got heads and bodies in the way.

Arsenal played on the counter-attack and, eventually, their quality told again.

This time Henrikh Mkhitaryan led a lightning break and, after losing possession, he immediately retrieved the ball and found Ainsley Maitland-Niles on the right.

He rolled the ball across the six-yard box and Lacazette tapped in from close range.

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That sucked the life out of the home side, but they kept coming at the Gunners.

Bernd Leno made a decent save to deny Diakhaby and Nacho Monreal cleared off the line, but the Premier League’s bottom club did get a goal back in stoppage time as Arsenal were made to work for the points.