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Will West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic put Huddersfield to the sword again?

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Will West Ham’s Marko Arnautovic put Huddersfield to the sword again?

West Ham United travel to the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday to take on Huddersfield Town.

The Hammers are seeking a second successive win for the first time since January 2017, after beating Burnley 4-2 last weekend.

Huddersfield managed to get their first Premier League win of the season on Monday by beating Fulham 1-0, and will be keen to claim three more points in front of their own fans.

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David Wagner’s side didn’t fare all too well in the same fixture last season, losing the home game 4-1, with David Moyes the West Ham manager at the time.

The architect of the Terriers’ downfall was Marko Arnautovic, who completely tore them apart in what remains arguably his best performance for the London club.

 

The Austrian was bang in the mood that day, terrorising Mathias Jorgensen and Christopher Schindler at every opportunity.

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Arnautovic had a hand in three goals that afternoon, scoring one himself and laying on two assists for Manuel Lanzini.

He absolutely dazzled for the Hammers in West Yorkshire, and Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping to see more of the same on Saturday.

Can Arnautovic put Huddersfield to the sword again?

£24 million signing Arnautovic will be feeling full of confidence going into this one.

The star will surely feed off how well he played in the same fixture last season, and he comes into the game in good form after scoring five goals and making two assists in nine league appearances.

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This time around he won’t have Lanzini to work with, with the Argentinian ace still recovering from a serious knee injury.

But he will expect to link up with Felipe Anderson, who is the closest player the Lanzini in terms of creativity.

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Tom is a Public Relations (Sports) graduate who has built up experience in digital football writing and original content production, with words having reached millions online. Also very partial to a cheeky pub quiz.

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