Alex Iwobi celebrates after scoring Arsenal's second against Brighton. Photo credit: The Sun Uk
Super Eagles’ forward, Alex Iwobi scored his third goal of the season as Arsenal recovered from their disappointing 3-1 loss to Manchester City to defeat Huddersfield 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium, reports.
The 22-year-old opened the scoring against the run of play when his deflected effort from Sead Kolasinac’s cross was palmed into the corner of his net by Ben Hamer just after 16 minutes.
Huddersfield controlled possession for large periods of the game but nothing would fall for them inside the Arsenal area, and instead Lacazette doubled the lead just before half-time when turning in Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ low cross from close range to put the Gunners 2-0 up.
The beleaguered hosts, who had lost 11 of their last 12, never gave up and finally got their consolation in the third minute of added time in the second half when Kolasinac turned Adama Diakhaby’s shot into his own goal.
Iwobi was substituted two minutes from time but had a game rating of 7.2, completed 61% of his passes, won four duels and also made one clearance.
The Nigerian has now equalled his best league tally of 3 goals and will most definitely look to surpass that mark with about 12 games to the end of the league season.