Javier Hernandez Scores Late Winner
Mexico international Javier Hernandez grabbed a late winner to keep Manchester United six points clear at the top of the English Premier League table with victory against Everton at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. Hernandez added to his tally in the 84th minute of the encounter when rocket heeled right winger Antonio Valencia powered down his way the flank and crossed the ball to the free flowing frontman who produced an excellent finish.
The first chance on goal fell to Nani in the 13th minute of the game but his effort was saved by former Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard. Javier Hernandez then had a good opportunity in the 25th minute but was denied by a great save from the goalkeeper. The greatest scoring opportunity of the first half, however, came shortly before the interval when Antonio Valencia found fellow flankman Nani who would surely have scored had the ball not hit Hernandez. Everton manager David Moyes replaced Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and Jermaine Beckford with Victor Anichebe and Tim Cahill at the break, while the home side brought Patrice Evra, Michael Owen and Ryan Giggs on for John O’Shea, Nani and Darron Gibson in the second half. Manchester United remained dangerous after the resumption and it came as no surprise when the hosts took the lead after 84 minutes. As the game went into the closing stages, natural born hitman Javier Hernandez rose to head home an extraordinary back post cross from Antonio Valencia to win the match for Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson´s title chasing side now have 73 points from 34 games.