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Monday 09 January 2012

Henry the hero as Arsenal beat Leeds

Striker steps off the bench to score Gunners winner in FA Cup third round tie

Thierry Henry wheels away to celebrate his match-winning goal for Arsenal

Arsenal 1-0 Leeds United

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry rolled back the years to earn the Gunners victory over Leeds and a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Henry, who has rejoined the club he graced from 1999-2007 on a two-month loan, came off the bench in the second half to make his second Arsenal debut.

Within 10 minutes of coming on Henry scored the only goal of the game, collecting a pass from Alex Song and slotting coolly past Leeds goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

Arsenal had the better of most of the match, but they found Championship side Leeds difficult to break down and Arsene Wenger's side also wasted some promising openings.

The Gunners will now play fellow Barclays Premier League side Aston Villa in the fourth round of the FA Cup at the Emirates Stadium.

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Key Points

  • Arsenal beat Leeds 1-0 in third round of FA Cup
  • Thierry Henry steps off bench to score the winner
  • Goal was striker's first since return to club on loan