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Southampton, Huddersfield draw (video)

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  • Redmond gave Saints lead
  • Pritchard equalized for Terriers
  • Saints winless in 5 games

Southampton and Huddersfield Town battled to a 1-1 draw on the final day of the season at St Mary’s Stadium.

Nathan Redmond gave Southampton the lead in the first half with a stunning strike, but bottom side Huddersfield equalized in the second half through Alex Pritchard‘s strike.

With the draw Saints finish the season in 16th on 39 points, while Huddersfield have 16 points and finish in 20th in their final game in the Premier League after their relegation was confirmed in March.

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Saints started well and Danny Ings cut in from the left before setting up Redmond, but his shot was blocked by a sea of Huddersfield defenders.

Shane Long then had a speculative effort from distance which sailed harmlessly wide, as Huddersfield were increasingly a threat on the counter with Aaron Mooy‘s shot curling just wide.

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Before half time Saints finally broke through as Ings again linked up with Redmond and the latter cut inside before curling home a stunning shot to make it 1-0.

Ings caused havoc all game long and he then had a shot blocked at the last moment as Huddersfield’s defense were run ragged.

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At the start of the second half Saints almost scored their second spectacular goal of the game. James Ward-Prowse let fly from distance but Joel Coleman did superbly to tip the ball onto the bar.

Huddersfield then scored after a horrendous mistake from Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn, as he a failed to control a pass from Ryan Bertrand and Pritchard robbed him of the ball and scored. 1-1.

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Both teams huffed and puffed but couldn’t find a winner, as Christopher Schindler went close but the game ended in a draw.

Wilson inspires Bournemouth win at Huddersfield (video)

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  • Bournemouth end run of nine-straight away defeats
  • Wilson scores on return from injury
  • Huddersfield sits bottom of the table

Bournemouth finally ended their horrendous run away from home in the Premier League as they beat Huddersfield Town 2-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.

Callum Wilson scored the first and Ryan Fraser scored the second as the Cherries eased any relegation fears with a classy display.

The win moves Bournemouth on to 37 points, while Huddersfield have 14 points and stay bottom of the table.

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Bournemouth started the game well but Huddersfield looked dangerous from set piece situations.

Fraser then played in Wilson on the right but his shot across goal was saved by Jonas Lossl.

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That same Bournemouth duo then combined to put them ahead as David Brooks started the attack, Fraser broke free down the left and then sent a cross to the back post which Wilson, on his return from injury, chested home. 1-0.

The game was tight before half time as Bournemouth eased off the accelerator, with Huddersfield hanging in there.

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Alex Pritchard went down in the box and wanted a penalty after Nathan Ake‘s challenge at the start of the second half, but played was waved on.

Bournemouth then sealed the win as Josh King held the ball superbly and played it to Wilson who brilliantly found Fraser to tap home and make it 2-0.

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Bournemouth had several chances to extend their lead and although Huddersfield were a threat on the break, it was another defeat for the Terriers as their time in the PL is coming to an end.

Torreira’s stunner edges Arsenal past Huddersfield

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  • Arsenal 21 games unbeaten in all competitions
  • Lucas Torreira scores in second-straight home game
  • Gunners momentarily up to fourth in table

Arsenal edged past a dogged Huddersfield side at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, as Lucas Torreira’s late moment of magic won the game 1-0 for the Gunners.

After Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette missed chances in the first half, Torreira scored a sensational bicycle kick to grab the win as they extend their unbeaten run which began in August.

With the victory Arsenal move on to 32 points, while Huddersfield remain on 11 points.

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Early on it was an even contest as Arsenal had plenty of the ball but Huddersfield were lively on the break.

Aubameyang squandered a massive chance for the Gunners after a cross found him but the in-form strike prodded wide.

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After wonderful work from Matteo Guendouzi, the Arsenal midfielder squared the ball to Lacazette who was completely open but slipped as he hit his shot.

A lively first half saw plenty of tackles flying in as USMNT man Danny Williams

Lacazette then had the ball in the back of the net but was adjudged to be offside when the original ball is played. At the other end Alex Pritchard fired just over as the Terriers grew into the game.

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Pritchard went close again at the start of the second half as Huddersfield threatened. There was then a horrible moment for Huddersfield’s Tommy Smith who went down with what looked like a serious injury and was carried off the pitch.

Arsenal brought on Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi at half time but neither could impact the game, as Aubameyang got his header all wrong as ie came off his shoulder.

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The winning goal arrived in the 83rd minute as Aubameyang did superbly to dink the ball to Torreira and the Uruguayan midfielder sent a stunning bicycle kick into the net to send the Emirates wild.

Huddersfield 1-1 West Ham: Terriers struggle to finish chances

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Alex Pritchard gave the home side hope as Huddersfield Town scored just six minutes into the match, but they failed to capitalize on a multitude of chances the rest of the way, and Felipe Anderson equalized for West Ham to earn each side a point.

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The start to the match was electric, and Huddersfield had the better of the run. They nearly scored inside two minutes as Steve Mounie nearly powered a header inside the bottom of the crossbar off a corner, but Lukasz Fabianski was there to make a fabulous save, tipping the ball off the woodwork and out.

The hosts would not be dismayed, however, and would open the scoring six minutes in. After the Hammers coughed up the ball in their own defensive third, Pritchard and Jonathan Hogg combined for a messy buildup and Pritchard caught Fabianski off guard with a low shot tucked inside the bottom-right corner.

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Huddersfield almost grabbed a stunning second when Mounie whipped in a cross from the left flank and it very nearly went into the back of the net over a leaping Fabianski, but it thumped the inside of the post and pinged back out as goal-line technology never indicated a score.

Again, West Ham cheaply gave the ball away in the defensive third on 26 minutes, and it gave Fabianski more work to do as Mounie broke through but was stopped by the Hammers goalkeeper one-on-one.

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The Hammers got their first true opportunity just past the hour mark as Robert Snodrass flicked a corner off his head and just inches wide of the far post, a quality re-direct that just missed by a fraction. That was the start of a West Ham flurry that would see them eventually equalize. Substitute Michail Antonio whipped a good chance just over the bar on 72 minutes, and then Felipe Anderson was the man to pull the Hammers back level two minutes later.

Snodgrass made a run down the left edge of the box and just reached the ball before it met the byline. His cross went over the net and fell to Marko Arnautovic in acres of space, but he whiffed. Javier Hernandez pounced and shot but a charging Jonas Lossl smothered that chance. The ball still trickled away, and after Antonio’s turn-and-shoot was blocked by one of the nine defenders now panicking in the box, it fell to Anderson who finally buried the ball into the back of the net with a high shot into the top-right corner.

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It’s Anderson’s third Premier League goal in his last two matches, after a brace in last week’s 4-2 win over Burnley. Huddersfield hoped to go back in front, but substitute Erik Durm pulled a powerful shot just wide with nine minutes remaining. The Terriers continued to pummel Joe Hart‘s net as stoppage time arrived, but couldn’t find a winner. Substitute Laurent Depoitre just couldn’t reach of a dangerous cross from Terence Kongolo in the 93rd minute as the final whistle came.

With the match finishing level, Huddersfield will be disappointed not to secure all three points, remaining in the relegation zone with seven total points. West Ham remains in 13th with a 12-point haul thus far.

At the half: Newcastle, Huddersfield, Southampton all lead at home

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It’s been a great first 45 minutes for teams at the bottom of the table as relegation-threatened Newcastle, Huddersfield Town, and Southampton all lead at home. The visitors had all yet to break through until Bournemouth pegged Newcastle one back just before the break.

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Huddersfield Town 1-0 West Ham

The home side has been dominant, with West Ham giving the ball away in its own half on the regular. Alex Pritchard scored six minutes in, and the Hammers have yet to respond. Steve Mounie has hit the crossbar twice, as the visitors can consider themselves lucky not to be down by more.

Newcastle United 2-1 Bournemouth

Solomon Rondon has a first-half double as the Magpies have struggled at times but took their chances well. Bournemouth pulled one back just before the break as Jefferson Lerma struck six minutes deep into first-half injury time. The visitors will also have concern for Adam Smith who was stretchered off in the first half with a non-contact injury that led to the significant added time.

Southampton 1-0 Watford

Manolo Gabbiadini scored his first Premier League goal since May and Southampton looks to pull away from the relegation zone. Danny Ings came off injured close to the end of the opening 45.

Leicester City 0-0 Burnley

In the first home game since the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Leicester City had emotion on its side early on and put that to good use. Jamie Vardy had an effort cleared off the line in the best chance of the first half, but Burnley has held firm to this point.