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  • Date:30 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:59,375
  • Peter Clarke - og (21) Fabregas - pen (85)
  • Lee (65)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Jack Hunt is booked. Jack Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francesc Fabregas. Francesc Fabregas produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

93mins

Francesc Fabregas booked for time wasting.

91mins

Laurent Koscielny fouled by Anthony Pilkington, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Almunia restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Tomas Rosicky fouled by Peter Clarke, the ref awards a free kick. Francesc Fabregas restarts play with the free kick.

89mins

Alan Lee produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

89mins

Unfair challenge on Scott Arfield by Neves Denilson results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ian Bennett.

87mins

Joey Gudjonsson fouled by Tomas Rosicky, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Gary Roberts from the free kick.

85mins

Jamie McCombe goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Penalty scored by Francesc Fabregas. Arsenal 2-1 Huddersfield.Penalty awarded for a foul by Jamie McCombe on Nicklas Bendtner. Assist on the goal came from Nicklas Bendtner.

84mins

Anthony Pilkington receives a caution. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Francesc Fabregas by Lee Peltier. Direct free kick taken by Francesc Fabregas.

83mins

Foul by Laurent Koscielny on Alan Lee, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joey Gudjonsson from right channel.

83mins

A cross is delivered by Emmanuel Eboue, Ian Bennett makes a save.

82mins

Tomas Rosicky takes a shot. Jamie McCombe gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Francesc Fabregas, Ian Bennett makes a save.

80mins

The referee blows for offside against Peter Clarke. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

79mins

Emmanuel Eboue concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Roberts. Free kick taken by Joey Gudjonsson.

77mins

Foul by Kieran Gibbs on Alan Lee, free kick awarded. Anthony Pilkington sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Peter Clarke goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

75mins

Andrey Arshavin takes a shot. Jack Hunt gets a block in. Francesc Fabregas takes the inswinging corner, Alan Lee makes a clearance.

74mins

Laurent Koscielny gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Lee. Free kick taken by Joey Gudjonsson. Gary Roberts is caught offside. Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.

73mins

Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Peter Clarke gets a block in.

70mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Peltier on Tomas Rosicky. Direct free kick taken by Francesc Fabregas.

70mins

Laurent Koscielny takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jamie McCombe gets a block in. Close range header by Nicklas Bendtner goes over the crossbar.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Francesc Fabregas by Gary Roberts results in a free kick. Francesc Fabregas restarts play with the free kick.

68mins

The referee books Scott Arfield for unsporting behaviour. Francesc Fabregas replaces Vassiriki Diaby. Scott Arfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vassiriki Diaby. Neves Denilson restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Alan Lee finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Arsenal 1-1 Huddersfield.Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Anthony Pilkington, the assist for the goal came from Anthony Pilkington.

64mins

Effort on goal by Jack Hunt from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

63mins

Peter Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicklas Bendtner. Direct free kick taken by Vassiriki Diaby.

62mins

Alan Lee takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia. Corner taken by Gary Roberts from the left by-line to the near post, Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance. Joey Gudjonsson has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

61mins

Tomas Rosicky fouled by Joey Gudjonsson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alex Song.

60mins

Scott Arfield on for Tom Clarke. Gary Roberts is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

59mins

Header from close range by Jamie McCombe misses to the right of the goal.

58mins

Short corner taken by Gary Roberts from the left by-line. Joey Gudjonsson takes a shot. Tomas Rosicky gets a block in.

58mins

Unfair challenge on Laurent Koscielny by Alan Lee results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Laurent Koscielny.

57mins

Neves Denilson takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the goal.

56mins

Corner taken by Tomas Rosicky.

55mins

Jamie McCombe takes a shot. Manuel Almunia makes a save.

54mins

Anthony Pilkington takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

53mins

Foul by Joey Gudjonsson on Vassiriki Diaby, free kick awarded. Vassiriki Diaby restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Foul by Lee Peltier on Tomas Rosicky, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andrey Arshavin from left channel, save made by Ian Bennett.

50mins

Joey Gudjonsson takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia.

47mins

Shot by Jack Hunt. Kieran Gibbs gets a block in.

47mins

Close range shot by Andrey Arshavin misses to the left of the goal.

46mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Clarke by Neves Denilson. Joey Gudjonsson restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Alex Song joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marouane Chamakh.

42mins

Sebastien Squillaci is sent off by the referee for professional foul. Free kick awarded for a foul by Sebastien Squillaci on Jack Hunt. Anthony Pilkington has an effort direct from the free kick.

40mins

Unfair challenge on Alan Lee by Sebastien Squillaci results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Joey Gudjonsson.

39mins

Headed effort from inside the area by Anthony Pilkington misses to the left of the goal.

36mins

The ball is sent over by Andrey Arshavin.

33mins

Tomas Rosicky on for Samir Nasri.

31mins

Kieran Gibbs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Pilkington. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary Roberts from right wing, Manuel Almunia makes a save.

30mins

Shot by Nicklas Bendtner from 12 yards. Save by Ian Bennett.

28mins

Anthony Pilkington has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

27mins

Kieran Gibbs goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Alan Lee fouled by Laurent Koscielny, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Clarke takes the free kick.

25mins

Alan Lee is caught offside. Kieran Gibbs takes the free kick.

22mins

Peter Clarke concedes an unfortunate own goal. Arsenal 1-0 Huddersfield.Assist by Nicklas Bendtner. Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Clarke.

16mins

The ball is swung over by Anthony Pilkington, Jamie McCombe has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

16mins

Gary Roberts takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Marouane Chamakh.

15mins

Andrey Arshavin has an effort at goal from close in that bounces off the post.

13mins

Shot by Andrey Arshavin. Save made by Ian Bennett.

12mins

Nicklas Bendtner produces a right-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

11mins

A cross is delivered by Kieran Gibbs.

6mins

The official flags Jamie McCombe offside. Manuel Almunia takes the indirect free kick.

5mins

Foul by Emmanuel Eboue on Gary Roberts, free kick awarded. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick.

3mins

Andrey Arshavin produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

2mins

Nicklas Bendtner takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Clarke.

1mins

Unfair challenge on Laurent Koscielny by Alan Lee results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.

Match Preview

Eboue turning jeers into cheers Emmanuel Eboue has pledged to give his all to help make this season "something special" for Arsenal - even if that is watching from the bench. The versatile Ivory Coast international has found himself utilised mostly as an impact player, and came on to replace Bacary Sagna after the right-back suffered a head injury during the first half of the Carling Cup semi-final second-leg win over Ipswich on Tuesday night. Eboue looks set to feature again in Sunday's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Huddersfield at Emirates Stadium as manager Arsene Wenger aims to keep his squad fresh as they battle on four fronts. The 27-year-old is now very much a cult figure among Arsenal supporters, having once been replaced after being booed following some poor control when coming on as a substitute against Wigan during December 2008. Eboue maintains the affection is very much mutual. "I have this team in my heart, in fact it does not matter if I don't play, I still want us to win from the bottom of my heart," said Eboue, signed from Belgian club Beveren in 2005 and who signed a contract extension at the end last year. "This is a team that can win something, for sure. "If we continue to play our football and with confidence the side has, I certainly believe that. "I will be ready to give everything I can to try to make this season something special." Wenger, however, maintained Arsenal currently have great strength in depth. "My players are of total quality, and have never had such an equalled-level squad in my life," he said. "I want to take advantage of that and go for every competition, because we can maintain the quality no matter who plays. "That is why it is important we go for everything as long as we can." Wenger insisted: "The FA Cup is very important. If you see the team we played at Leeds, that means it has an importance. "We could have gone to Leeds with a reserve team, but we went with a first-team squad and we had everybody fired up and playing. "We didn't fight to qualify at Leeds to not now focus on Huddersfield." Huddersfield manager Lee Clark has been mesmerised by some of the football played by Arsenal this season but declared "nothing is impossible". Clark, under intense pressure to deliver npower Championship football at Huddersfield next season, will send out a side with nothing to fear at the Emirates Stadium and eager to showcase their talents on a national stage. The 38-year-old, who enjoyed limited success in the competition as a player with Newcastle, Sunderland and Fulham, said: "Arsenal are an outstanding side. The pace and the tempo they play at and the way they pass the ball so quickly and accurately to each other is unbelievable. "Despite this we have to go there with a gameplan and try to stick to it to the best of our ability. "If we do, you never know. The Cup is about shocks and this would be a huge one because as I've said we are massive underdogs. All we can do is focus on our own performance." Arsenal's pedigree surfaced in their third-round replay defeat of Leeds and against Ipswich in the Carling Cup, flashes of brilliance accounting for two Championship sides. Clark added: "We won't fear them. We have certainly got the utmost respect for them, but we won't fear them. We have to go and try and cause them one or two problems. "We know that for large periods of the game we'll be up against it and if anyone thinks any differently, they're living on a different planet. "But we know that if we do the right things and defend our goal properly we can cause them one or two problems with the attacking players we have, that's for sure. "Nothing is impossible. Shocks have happened over the years, so we'll give it a good go and see if something can happen." Town were held to a goalless draw at Blue Square Premier side Cambridge United in the first round and required stoppage-time goals from Lee Peltier and Gary Roberts to squeeze through in the replay. Macclesfield were thumped 6-0 at the Galpharm in round two while early goals from Scott Arfield and Roberts ended Dover's gallant run to the third round and set up their first trip to the Emirates. Huddersfield will be without leading goalscorer Jordan Rhodes (ankle), so Lee Novak is expected to start alongside Alan Lee. Arsenal teenager Benik Afobe was all set to play against his parent club, but under FA rules is ineligible as he arrived at Huddersfield under a youth loan. Town will also be without on-loan Newcastle defender Tamas Kadar (hamstring).

Formation:4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 451Manager: Lee Clark

Huddersfield

  • Manuel Almunia
  • Emmanuel Eboue
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Sebastien Squillaci
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Vassiriki Diaby
  • Neves Denilson
  • Nicklas Bendtner
  • Samir Nasri
  • Andrey Arshavin
  • Marouane Chamakh
  • SUBS
  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Francesc Fabregas
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Robin van Persie
  • Theo Walcott
  • Alex Song
  • Jack Wilshere

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Match Report

Fabregas puts 10-man Gunners through Cesc Fabregas came off the bench to net another late penalty as 10-man Arsenal laboured into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory over npower League One Huddersfield at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners - who made sweeping changes from the midweek Carling Cup semi-final win over Ipswich - took the lead when Nicklas Bendtner's angled shot deflected off Terriers skipper Peter Clarke on 22 minutes. However, influential midfielder Samir Nasri limped off with a hamstring problem, which could yet rule him out of the Champions League showdown with Barcelona, before Sebastien Squillaci was shown a red card by referee Mark Clattenburg for blocking Jack Hunt's surging run. Alan Lee headed a deserved equaliser for the Terriers, but Fabregas won it from the spot after Jamie McCombe was adjudged to have pushed Bendtner over. The Barclays Premier League title challengers were on top soon after kick-off. Bendtner, who netted a superb goal to open the scoring against Ipswich in midweek, charged into the right side of the Huddersfield penalty area. The ball eventually broke to Andrey Arshavin at the far post, but the out-of-sorts Russian blasted his shot high into the stands. Arshavin continued to see plenty of possession, and cut in from the left before his low centre across the six-yard was turned just wide by Bendtner before his angled shot was pushed onto the outside of the post by veteran keeper Ian Bennett. A stray pass from Squillaci suddenly set Kevin Kilbane clear, but as he played in Lee, Laurent Koscielny got across to cover. Arsenal took the lead on 22 minutes via a deflection. Bendtner collected the ball on his chest before charging toward the right side of the penalty area, where he fired in an angled drive which ricocheted off Clarke and flew into the bottom corner. Huddersfield immediately went on the offensive and it needed a deft touch from Squillaci to poke the ball away from Lee as he looked set to net after a low ball into the Arsenal penalty area from the right by Anthony Pilkington. There was concern for Arsenal when Nasri pulled up holding his hamstring after chasing a long drop-kick from Almunia. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was taking no chances, immediately replacing the French playmaker with Tomas Rosicky. It should have been 1-1 on 38 minutes when former Aston Villa midfielder Joey Gudjonsson floated a high ball into the Arsenal penalty area, which eluded the centre-halves and dropped for Pilkington, but he headed wide. There was then high drama when Squillaci was shown a red card, adjudged last man by Clattenburg, after he blocked Hunt following a surging run from the Terriers defender, which had started in his own half. With no other defensive cover on the bench, striker Marouane Chamakh was sacrificed as Alex Song came in alongside Koscielny for the second half. Arshavin was played clear by Rosicky down the left channel and took the ball into the area before stabbing it into the side-netting. Arsenal were forced to be both patient and cautious as Huddersfield looked to get forwards themselves at every opportunity. Arshavin made a brave sliding challenge at the near post to take the ball away from Gudjonsson as he shaped to shoot. The Terriers refused to lay down as they were cheered forwards by their army of supporters packed behind Almunia's goal. McCombe glanced a header just wide and then Almunia made a brilliant save at full stretch to push behind Lee's header, which look destined for the bottom-left corner. The equaliser, though, eventually came on 66 minutes when Lee crashed in a bullet header from Pilkington's corner as the Clock End erupted in a sea of blue and white. With 21 minutes left and Wenger desperate to avoid a replay, Abou Diaby was replaced by Fabregas, whose last-gasp spot-kick had kept his side in their third-round tie here against Leeds. Bendtner sent a header just over as suddenly Arsenal found some fluency again. The Gunners were handed a reprieve with five minutes left when Bendtner went down in the box under what looked minimal contact from McCombe, who received a yellow card. Fabregas stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way and once again save his team's blushes.

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