Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:38 pm
Arsenal returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over bottom side Huddersfield Town on Saturday in the English Premier League (EPL).
The north London side are however the only side without an away clean sheet in the EPL this season.
Arsenal had suffered four defeats in their last nine league games, including a 1-3 loss at Manchester City last week.
But Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi put them ahead in the 16th minute with a deflected shot.
Huddersfield pressed and harried but rarely troubled the Arsenal goal in the first half.
The difference in quality showed as the visitors doubled their advantage through Alexandre Lacazette’s 10th league goal of the season a minute before halftime.
Adama Diakhaby had two good chances to get Huddersfield — who had drawn once and lost 11 of their previous 12 league games — back into the match.
But he failed to really test Bernd Leno in the Arsenal goal.
Sead Kolasinac put through his own net in stoppage time to give Huddersfield late hope.
It was Huddersfield’s first goal in over nine hours of football in all competitions, but the visitors held on for the win.
Victory moved Arsenal level on points with fifth-placed Chelsea, who play Manchester City on Sunday, while Huddersfield stayed bottom, 13 points from safety.(Reuters/NAN)