The Straits Times
Published on Oct 24, 2012

United hit back as Hernandez double downs Braga


MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Manchester United staged a dramatic fightback from two goals down as Javier Hernandez's double inspired a 3-2 win over Braga in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side were in danger of an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Portuguese minnows after two early goals from Braga captain Alan shocked Old Trafford.

But Hernandez sparked United's revival with his first goal before half-time and the Mexico striker bagged the winner with 15 minutes remaining after Jonny Evans equalised just after the hour.

Hernandez's heroics ensured United maintained their 100 per cent record after three Group H matches and one more victory should be enough to guarantee their place in the last 16.