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Arsenal survive scare at Huddersfield

ALEX Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette were on the score-sheet as Arsenal produced a-smash-and-grab at Huddersfield to move to within a point of fourth-placed Manchester United.

The heat was on the Gunners after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side brushed Fulham aside earlier on Saturday to open up a four-point gap between themselves and Arsenal in sixth.

But Unai Emery’s charges ended a run of three consecutive away defeats to keep within touching distance of the Red Devils with a clinical but nervy display.

Arsenal spent much of the first-half camped in their own half defending but were ruthless in attack and led by two goals at the interval.

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Iwobi broke the deadlock with a deflected volley in the 16th-minute and Lacazette doubled the advantage on the stroke of the half-time whistle after converting Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ cross.

Huddersfield continued to control possession after the restart and deservedly ended their 10-hour wait for a goal deep into stoppage time when Sead Kolasinac turned into his own net.

But it was too little too late for Jan Siewert’s side who crashed to their 12th defeat in 13 games. They remain bottom on 11 points – the fourth lowest tally in Premier League history at this stage. – Eurosport

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