Cesc relieved to find winner
Skipper delighted to score late penalty for Gunners
Last Updated: January 30, 2011 3:51pm
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas was pleased to avoid a replay after firing the Gunners into the FA Cup fifth round.
The Spanish skipper came off the bench to convert a late penalty for Arsene Wenger's side against Huddersfield in Sunday's lunch-time kick-off, sealing a 2-1 victory.
The Gunners are still competing on four fronts, having seen off Ipswich in midweek to reach the Carling Cup final, while a UEFA Champions League last-16 clash with Barcelona is also looming.
And Fabregas was happy to avoid adding another fixture to Arsenal's already demanding schedule after finding the winner at the Emirates Stadium.
"Today we won and we are happy we don't have to play an extra game," said Fabregas.
"We are in Europe and playing the best team in Europe, so we don't need an extra game."
Looking forward, he said: "We always want to win, everyone is expecting us to reach the final but we have to play so many games before that and we have to be ready."
Nicklas Bendtner saw his shot deflected in by the unfortunate Peter Clarke for Arsenal's opener, before Sebastien Squillaci was sent off for hauling down Jack Hunt and Alan Lee headed an equaliser for Town.
But the Dane insisted: "It's my goal, yeah! It was important we won the game and I'm happy to get a goal.
"It was a tough game, we had a man sent off and it turned a little bit, they had a lot of chances, but in the end I think we deserved to win."