Premier League • Day 26
  • 2nd Half
  • Huddersfield Town
  • Arsenal
  • Kolašinac
    90'
  • Diakhaby
    90'
  • Grant
    90'
  • IwobiWillock
    88'
  • KachungaGrant
    83'
  • MkhitaryanSuárez
    76'
  • PuncheonDepoitre
    66'
  • TorreiraElneny
    59'
  • KongoloDurm
    56'
  • Maitland-Niles
    55'
  • Kongolo
    49'
  • 1st Half
  • Huddersfield Town
  • Arsenal
  • Lacazette
    44'
  • Schindler
    36'
  • Iwobi
    16'
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Huddersfield Town - Arsenal
Premier League - 10 February 2019

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FULL-TIME

It's over, much to the relief of the Arsenal players and supporters. They have been made to work for it but Unai Emery's side have their victory, courtesy of first-half goals by Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette. The Gunners move to within a point of fourth-placed Manchester United.

  • Karlan Grant
    GoalKarlan GrantHuddersfield TownGOAL! Huddersfield 1-2 Arsenal They have done it - Huddersfield have scored a goal after more than 10 hours since their last one! Is it an own goal? They won't care! Leno gets a foot to Diakhaby's shot but it looks like Kolasinac gets the final touch as the ball rolls over the line!
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GOAL! Huddersfield 1-2 Arsenal

They have done it - Huddersfield have scored a goal after more than 10 hours since their last one! Is it an own goal? They won't care! Leno gets a foot to Diakhaby's shot but it looks like Kolasinac gets the final touch as the ball rolls over the line!

90' 

There will be FOUR minutes of added time to play. Without a goal in 10 hours, can Huddersfield score two in four minutes?

88' 

Arsenal will remain sixth with victory but they will close the gap on fourth-placed Manchester United to one point. Huddersfield, who now haven't scored in 10 hours, remain bottom with just 11 points.

  • Joe Willock
    OffAlex IwobiArsenalARSENAL SUB: Iwobi takes his time to leave the pitch when his number comes up. He makes way for Joe Willock in Arsenal's third and final switch.
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  • Joe Willock
    OnJoe WillockArsenal
87'

ARSENAL SUB: Iwobi takes his time to leave the pitch when his number comes up. He makes way for Joe Willock in Arsenal's third and final switch.

84'

OFF THE LINE! It just won't go in for Huddersfield! Grant rounds Leno but Monreal is in the right place at the right time to hack his tame shot off the line for Arsenal.

  • Karlan Grant
    OffElias KachungaHuddersfield TownHUDDERSFIELD SUB: Karlan Ahearne Grant comes on for his home debut. Kachunga makes way.
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  • Karlan Grant
    OnKarlan GrantHuddersfield Town
83'

HUDDERSFIELD SUB: Karlan Ahearne Grant comes on for his home debut. Kachunga makes way.

80'

SO CLOSE! Smith bends a delightful through-pass in front of the Arsenal defence for Depoitre to latch onto. His first touch sets him up perfectly for a shot but the substitute curls it agonisingly wide of Leno's far post.

  • Denis Suárez
    OffHenrikh MkhitaryanArsenalARSENAL SUB: Suarez comes on for his second appearance, replacing Mkhitaryan as we approach the final 10 minutes.
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  • Denis Suárez
    OnDenis SuárezArsenal
76'

ARSENAL SUB: Suarez comes on for his second appearance, replacing Mkhitaryan as we approach the final 10 minutes.

75' 

Huddersfield are going for this. They are throwing caution to the wind with an ultra-attacking approach in the last quarter of the game. Arsenal sense they can grab a third on the counter-attack.

73' 

Denis Suarez is warming up for Arsenal.

72' 

SHOT! Huddersfield aren't prepared to give up on this contest just yet - and they go close once more. Diakhaby has a crack from 20 yards, forcing Leno into a save. In fact, the Arsenal goalkeeper can't hold it! Koscienly reacts quickest to clear before Depoitre can bundle in the followup.

69'

GREAT CHANCE! Arsenal produce a rapid counter-attack - Mkhitaryan releases Iwobi who has to score... but he shoots straight at Hamer! The Huddersfield goalkeeper does brilliantly to stay big there but it's a chance wasted as far as Arsenal are concerned.

  • Laurent Depoitre
    OffJason PuncheonHuddersfield TownHUDDERSFIELD SUB: Laurent Depoitre will take the place of Puncheon.
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  • Laurent Depoitre
    OnLaurent DepoitreHuddersfield Town
67'

HUDDERSFIELD SUB: Laurent Depoitre will take the place of Puncheon.

66' 

JUST WIDE! It's wave after wave of Huddersfield attack at the moment but it's just not happening for them. Puncheon volleys one towards goal, the last touch comes off Diakhaby but Leno watches it go wide.

64' 

OFF THE WOODWORK! Durm's cross takes a deflection and ends up crashing off Leno's crossbar! It isn't going to be Huddersfield's day, is it?

63' 

Huddersfield have had 66 per cent of possession since the restart - and yet Arsenal still look fairly comfortable.

61' 

CHANCE! Kolasinac stands up a cross into the centre. Lacazette looks certain to head in Arsenal's third but Elneny comes charging in and takes it off him! And the substitute, who is obviously desperate for a goal, nods it over! The Frenchman isn't happy. At all.

  • Mohamed Elneny
    OffLucas TorreiraArsenalARSENAL SUB: Mohamed Elneny comes on for Torreira in midfield.
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  • Mohamed Elneny
    OnMohamed ElnenyArsenal
59'

ARSENAL SUB: Mohamed Elneny comes on for Torreira in midfield.

58' 

SHOT! Bacuna tries an ambitious effort from 20 yards but the shot is always drifting wide. The hosts, like they have for much of the season, are lacking quality in the final third.

57' 

Mooy delivers an inviting cross but none of his team mates are in position to meet it.

  • Erik Durm
    OffTerence KongoloHuddersfield TownHUDDERSFIELD SUB: Kongolo makes way for Erik Durm.
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  • Erik Durm
    OnErik DurmHuddersfield Town
56'

HUDDERSFIELD SUB: Kongolo makes way for Erik Durm.

  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles
    Yellow cardAinsley Maitland-NilesArsenalYELLOW CARD! Maitland-Niles isn't enjoying his finest game. He is beaten by Kongolo and contrives to pull the Huddersfield midfielder down. The referee produces a yellow card.
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55'

YELLOW CARD! Maitland-Niles isn't enjoying his finest game. He is beaten by Kongolo and contrives to pull the Huddersfield midfielder down. The referee produces a yellow card.

53' 

Arsenal cannot get out of their own half at the moment! They haven't got going since the restart. Maitland-Niles misplaces another pass but Huddersfield fail to make the most of the opportunity.

50' 

GOOD SAVE! The lively Diakhaby strikes a first-time volley at goal and forces Leno into a decent reaction stop. Huddersfield have started the second-half brightly.

  • Terence Kongolo
    Yellow cardTerence KongoloHuddersfield TownDiakhaby gets in behind the Arsenal defence - but his cross is poor. It's played slightly behind Kacuna and Mooy and they get in each other's way. Iwobi is fouled by Kongolo before he can lead an Arsenal break and he receives a yellow card.
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49'

Diakhaby gets in behind the Arsenal defence - but his cross is poor. It's played slightly behind Kacuna and Mooy and they get in each other's way. Iwobi is fouled by Kongolo before he can lead an Arsenal break and he receives a yellow card.

47' 

SAVE! Leno makes his first save of the afternoon. Maitland-Niles gives the ball away cheaply in his own half, Bacuna pounces and strikes one from 25 yards but it's straight down the throat of the Arsenal goalkeeper.

  • 2nd Half
46'

Arsenal get the second-half underway at the John Smith Stadium.

  • End of 1st Half
HT

HALF-TIME

Ruthless and clinical Arsenal lead by two goals to nil at the half-time break, courtesy of strikes by Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette.

45' 

One minute of injury-time will be played at the end of the first half.

  • Alexandre Lacazette
    GoalAlexandre LacazetteArsenalGOAL! Huddersfield 0-2 Arsenal They have been second-best for much of the game thus far, but Arsenal are now two-up at Huddersfield! It's a lovely worked goal. Mkhitaryan finds Maitland-Niles who crosses to the far post, picking out Lacazette who is left with a simple tap-in and he makes no mistake.
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44' 

GOAL! Huddersfield 0-2 Arsenal

They have been second-best for much of the game thus far, but Arsenal are now two-up at Huddersfield! It's a lovely worked goal. Mkhitaryan finds Maitland-Niles who crosses to the far post, picking out Lacazette who is left with a simple tap-in and he makes no mistake.

43' 

STAT: Huddersfield's last win over Arsenal was back in 1971, when they won 2-1 at the old Leeds Road ground.

41' 

Huddersfield have actually enjoyed more possession than their illustrious opponents, with 51 per cent of the ball, but still they find themselves trailing the game.

39' 

ARSENAL CHANCE! Mkhitaryan slips the ball through the legs of a defender, releases Maitland-Niles on the right. He looks up and cuts it back to Mkhitaryan on the edge of the penalty area but he fails to generate enough power in his shot to trouble Hamer.

  • Christopher Schindler
    Yellow cardChristopher SchindlerHuddersfield TownYELLOW CARD! Schlinder fouls Lacazette but the referee Jon Moss plays advantage. Iwobi is then caught offside so play is brought back and a yellow card is presented to the Huddersfield defender.
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37'

YELLOW CARD! Schlinder fouls Lacazette but the referee Jon Moss plays advantage. Iwobi is then caught offside so play is brought back and a yellow card is presented to the Huddersfield defender.

36' 

Mooy works an opening on the edge of the box but then passes to Bacuna. He takes too long to shoot and then sees his effort blocked. But still Arsenal can't get out of their own half.

35' 

Maitland-Niles slips a lovely through pass to Mhkitaryan who is just onside but he can't pick out a team mate with a cross from the right.

33' 

Arsenal are struggling to get out of their own half at the moment. Huddersfield are using the high-press, not giving the visitors a moment's peace.

30' 

Huddersfield haven't scored two in a home game since February 11, 2018. Oh dear.

28' 

Not on this occasion. Arsenal clear but it comes back to Bacuna who blazes one miles over the bar.

They may be a goal down but you can't question Huddersfield's endeavour this afternoon/

27' 

Diakhaby wins another corner for Huddersfield as the pressure begins to build on Arsenal. Can the Terriers scramble in their sixth home goal of the season?

25'

NO PENALTY! Arsenal clear a corner only as far as Bacuna on the edge of the box. His volley is blocked by Koscienly who goes down dramatically... has he been winded? Huddersfield want a penalty... the replays show the ball hit Koscienly on the hand! No penalty says the referee.

24' 
22' 

A heart-stopping moment for the Arsenal supporters as Leno comes off his line in an attempt to punch clear a free-kick delivery but gets nowhere near it! His defenders come to the rescue, however, to scramble it clear.

20' 

IMPORTANT BLOCK! Arsenal look much more dangerous in the final third, however. A quick-thinking move sees Lacazette collect on the right side of the penalty area, he tries to find Mkhitaryan in the middle but Schlinder makes an important sliding intervention.

 
Alex Iwobi of Arsenal celebrates after scoring a goal
18' 

It's a decent response from Huddersfield, though. An encouraging build-up releases Diakhaby on the right but his cross, searching for Kachunga in the middle, is swallowed up by Leno.

16' 

Huddersfield haven't won any of the 35 games in which they have conceded first.

  • Alex Iwobi
    GoalAlex IwobiArsenalGOAL! Huddersfield 0-1 Arsenal Iwobi breaks the deadlock with Arsenal's first shot on target - and there's a huge slice of fortune involved! Iwobi races into space at the far post to meet Kolasinac's cross from the left, he does well to control the volley, it takes a deflection which wrong-foots Hamer and nestles into the corner of the net.
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15'

GOAL! Huddersfield 0-1 Arsenal

Iwobi breaks the deadlock with Arsenal's first shot on target - and there's a huge slice of fortune involved! Iwobi races into space at the far post to meet Kolasinac's cross from the left, he does well to control the volley, it takes a deflection which wrong-foots Hamer and nestles into the corner of the net.

13' 

New Huddersfield boss Siewert looks on anxiously, but his Terrier side have started well here.

11' 

ARSENAL CHANCES

Iwobi shoots at the side-netting from a tight angle when he should have centred it.

Moments later, Iwobi finds space on the right to meet Mkhitaryan's pass and he crosses for Lacazette, but the Frenchman takes the shot first-time and can't trouble Hamer.

9' 

GREAT TACKLE! Iwobi slips Lacazette through with a beautifully-weighted pass and the Frenchman looks certain to break the deadlock... until Kongolo slides to block the shot. Talk about last-ditch. That's as good as a goal.

8' 

Diakhaby is causing some problems for Arsenal down that left flank and he draws a foul from Monreal just now. Arsenal use a high line to defend the free-kick and they manage to clear their lines.

6' 

A first glimpse of Mkhitaryan - who has missed the last 10 games - sees the Arsenal midfielder lose possession.

4' 

The corner comes to nothing as Huddersfield's long wait for a goal continues. They have only scored five at home this season - the lowest in all four leagues in England.

3' 

Diakhaby races down the flank and stands up a dangerous cross into the penalty area but Koscielny heads behind for a Huddersfield corner. The Terriers have made a decent start here.

2' 
  • 1st Half
1'

KICK-OFF!

Huddersfield get us underway!

14:55 

FIVE MINUTE WARNING

A reminder of today's starting line-ups...

Huddersfield XI: Hamer, Smith, Kongolo, Jorgensen, Schindler, Bacuna, Hogg, Mooy, Puncheon, Diakhaby, Kachunga.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Guendouzi, Torreira, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Kolasinac, Lacazette.

14:50

Head-to-head

Arsenal have won all three Premier League meetings, scoring seven goals without conceding.

14:45 

Huddersfield are rock bottom with just 11 points from 25 games having lost 11 of their last 12 matches and must be planning for life in the Championship for next season. They could move to within 10 points of safety with a victory this afternoon. But let's be honest, that isn't likely.

14:40 

Jan Siewert: "As long as it's mathematically possible to stay up, then everything is possible. The way we are working gives me every belief we can do it.

"The most important thing for me is that there's a lot of players in and around the box.

"The more aggressive you defend, the more aggressive you attack. We have had a problem with scoring and I want that to change."

Jan Siewert takes charge of Huddersfield for the first time
14:35 

Unai Emery: "We started very well away, changing also our mentality to get more points away, but now we need to recover this confidence, to recover this performance and the next opportunity is Saturday against Huddersfield.

"We know that defensively we need to do better. We've tried playing with three centre-backs and two centre-backs. We've won with three centre-backs and two centre-backs."

Unai Emery File Photo
14:30 

SIEWERT RINGS THE CHANGES FOR TERRIERS

Jan Siewert makes four changes to the starting XI that lost 5-0 to Chelsea last time out. I come Ben Hamer, Mathias Jorgensen, Jonathan Hogg, Jason Puncheon. Out go Jonas Lossl, Chris Lowe, Philip Billing and Isaac Mbenza.

 

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14:25 

NO OZIL OR AUBAMEYANG FOR GUNNERS

It is believed Mesut Ozil is suffering from the same bug illness that has also ruled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of today's game, so Henrikh Mkhitaryan comes in.

Stephan Lichsteiner is missing through injury and is replaced by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

14:20 

TEAM NEWS

Huddersfield XI: Hamer, Smith, Kongolo, Jorgensen, Schindler, Bacuna, Hogg, Mooy, Puncheon, Diakhaby, Kachunga.

Subs: Coleman, Stankovic, Durm, Pritchard, Billing, Grant, Depoitre.

Arsenal XI: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Guendouzi, Torreira, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Kolasinac, Lacazette.

Subs: Cech, Lichtsteiner, Suarez, Mavpropanos, Elneny, Willock, Nketieh.

14:15 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the Premier League clash between Huddersfield and Arsenal.

Unai Emery's side have won just one of their last eight away games and lost ground in the battle for the top-four with a crushing defeat to Manchester City last Sunday, but can the Gunners bounce back and inflict more misery on the Terriers?

Kick-off is 45 minutes away!