LEGENDARY Huddersfield Town and Arsenal manager Herbert Chapman was commemorated with a blue plaque at the house where he lived until his death.

Town chief executive Andrew Watson was at the ceremony at the house in London.

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood unveiled the plaque.

Chapman, who created the Town team which won a hat-trick of championships between 1924 and 1926, lived at the property in Haslemere Avenue, Hendon, London, from 1926 until his death in 1934. He had left Town in 1925.

He is the first footballer to be honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque.

Chapman repeated the Championship hat-trick with the Arsenal team he moulded, although again he was not in charge when the team picked up their third championship in a row. The Arsenal titles came in 1933-35.

Chapman's career as a professional footballer began in 1902 when he signed as an inside-forward for Northampton Town. He also played for Sheffield United and Notts County.

His managerial career began at Northampton, and he was also in charge of Leeds City.