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Hernandez to the rescue as United move clear

Published on Nov 11, 2012 6:06 AM
 
Half-time substitute Javier Hernandez scored twice and made another as Manchester United came from two goals down to win 3-2 at Aston Villa on Saturday and pull four points clear in the Premier League.  -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Half-time substitute Javier Hernandez scored twice and made another as Manchester United came from two goals down to win 3-2 at Aston Villa on Saturday and pull four points clear in the Premier League.

A brace of goals from Andreas Weimann looked set to condemn United to their third loss of the season, but Hernandez pulled one back and then set up an own goal by Ron Vlaar before heading home a sensational 87th-minute winner.

The result gives United a four-point lead over second-placed Chelsea, who host Liverpool on Sunday, with champions Manchester City a point further back ahead of Tottenham Hotspur's visit.

"It was an absolutely magnificent result for us," United coach Alex Ferguson told Sky Sports. "It was a magnificent game. Aston Villa were fantastic today and you have to feel sorry for them, but we never gave in. (Hernandez) does his natural thing. He's fantastic in the box, with his movement, his quickness, his finding space, and that's got him the goals today."

 
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