Lucas Torreira scored a sublime bicycle kick late on to break Huddersfield’s resistance and move Arsenal into the Premier League top four with victory at Emirates Stadium.
2018/2019 Premier League
Lucas Torreira’s 83rd-minute overhead kick earned Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town that moved them into the top four and extended their unbeaten run to 21 games in all competitions.
The Gunners had scored in each of their 14 Premier League matches since a 2-0 loss to Manchester City in their opening fixture, but they were frustrated by a stubborn Huddersfield side until Torreira’s strike late on.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who had missed a great chance in the first half, provided the assist with a chip into the middle that an unmarked Torreira acrobatically fired in.
41′ OFFSIDE! Lacazette’s goal disallowed
Leno’s long ball forward is flicked on by Aubameyang and a poor pass from Jorgensen hands Lacazette an opportunity on a plate. However, the Arsenal man was offside from the initial pass and the offside flag is raised – although Arsenal will be furious due to the touch from the Huddersfield defender.
46′ CLOSE! Torreira’s shot saved
Torreira hits the deck in dramatic fashion after being caught by Mooy, which hands the Gunners a free-kick in a dangerous position. It is played short for Xhaka and his delivery is sliced by Smith but is collected by Lossl.
83’GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Huddersfield (Torreira)
Guendouzi plays a superb pass through into the middle that Aubameyang takes down superbly, although he cannot get a shot on goal and sees his effort blocked. He is alert enough to pounce on the loose ball though and lofts a pass into the middle where Torreira acrobatically volleys home.
Arsenal XI: S. Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Mustafi, B. Leno, G. Xhaka, Kolasinac, Bellerín, L. Torreira, M. Guendouzi
Subs: Petr Cech, Nacho Monreal, Koscielny, Mkhitaryan, M.Elneny, A. Iwobi, Nketiah
Huddersfield XI: M. Jørgensen, J. Lössl, C.Löwe, D.Williams, Hogg, L.Depoitre, A. Mooy, Schindler, Kongolo, A. Pritchard, T.Smith
Subs: Ben Hamer, Kachunga, Durm, Mbenza, Hadergjonaj, Sobhi, J. Bacuna