Arsenal too much for Huddersfield Town (video)
- Iwobi opens scoring
- Kolanisac assists, concedes own goal
- Aubameyang among several absent stars
Arsenal scores a pair of first half goals in a relatively comfortable 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.
Alexandre Lacazette scored after Alex Iwobi opened the scoring off a Sead Kolasinac feed, though the latter conceded a stoppage time own goal.
Arsenal is now level on points with fifth-place Chelsea, a point back of fourth place Manchester United. Chelsea has played one fewer match.
Huddersfield is now 13 points off 17th place with 12 matches to play.
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With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Granit Xhaka, and Aaron Ramsey all missing from the 18 as well as misfit Mesut Ozil, the hosts would have been anticipating a fine moment.
But it came from Arsenal, who produced the match’s first three shots. The latter was Iwobi’s opener, not hit with muster but enough to beat Ben Hamer off a Sead Kolasinac cross.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles cued up Lacazette for the second goal, just before halftime.
Huddersfield threatened in the second half, and took a goal back when Aaron Mooy’s through ball led to a Kolasinac own goal.
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