Arsenal: Lucas Torreira Nets Stunning Overhead Kick To Give Gunners Hard-Fought Win Over Dogged Huddersfield (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

8th, December 2018

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Arsenal extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to a mightily impressive 21 games after the Gunners batted to a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield at the Emirates.

Coming off the back of a famous win over Tottenham followed by a decent 2-2 draw at Olf Trafford, Unai Emery’s side were expected to sweep away relegation battlers Huddersfield.

However, David Wagner’s side proved to be a tough nut to crack, as the hosts struggled to test goalkeeper Jonas Lössl.

Alexandre Lacazette thought he had snatched the lead for Arsenal in the first-half, only for his effort to be ruled out for offside.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lacazette both failed to make the most of decent chances before the break, as they struggled to click into gear.

In a game strewn with yellow cards, Huddersfield themselves rarely threatened the Arsenal goal.

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At the break, Emery once again made two changes, with Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan replacing  Lacazette and Stephan Lichtsteiner.

The visitors continued to stand firm but the breakthrough would ventually come for the Gunners on 83 minutes, with Aubameyang twisting and turning in the box before chipping the ball in to Torreira, who produced a sublime bicycle kick from close-range.

That cracking goal would win the game for the north Londoners, a result which extends their unbeaten run and moves them, at least temporarily, into the top three.

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An injury to Shkodran Mustafi will concern Emery, however, the form of midfield star Torreira is sure to please the Arsenal boss.

As for Huddersfield, they will feel unlucky not to have held out for a precious point, as they drop into the bottom three.

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  1. Dr.Cajetan Coelho says:

    What a goal. Overhead kicks are a treat to watch. Congrats to the scorer.

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