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Monday, January 09, 2012

FA Cup : Thierry Henry scores winner as Arsenal beat Leeds 1-0

Thierry Henry made the perfect return to Arsenal when he emerged as a substitute to score the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory over Leeds United in the FA Cup third-round.

Henry scored his 227th goal for the club with 12 minutes remaining amid emotional scenes at the Emirates.

The 34-year-old - back at the London club on a two-month loan from New York Red Bulls - had only been on 10 minutes when the magical moment arrived.

Henry took a pass from Alex Song in his stride in the area before steering a composed, angled, right-footed finished tantalisingly out of the reach of Leeds United keeper Andy Lonergan.

It finally broke the stubborn resistance of Leeds and was the signal for an outpouring of emotion as Henry pumped his chest in celebration after racing to hug his mentor Arsene Wenger on the touchline.

Match highlights video clips and player interviews from this game should be online now on our Arsenal football videos page.

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