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Hernández inspires United to comeback win

Published: Saturday 10 November 2012, 18.00CET
Half-time substitute Javier Hernández scored twice as Manchester United FC came from two down to beat Aston Villa FC 3-2 and go four points clear at the top of the Premier League.

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Published: Saturday 10 November 2012, 18.00CET

Hernández inspires United to comeback win

Half-time substitute Javier Hernández scored twice as Manchester United FC came from two down to beat Aston Villa FC 3-2 and go four points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Premier League leaders Manchester United FC came from two down to win 3-2 against Aston Villa FC.

United's win at Villa Park marked the fifth time Sir Alex Ferguson's team have come from behind to pick up maximum points in 11 games this season. Andreas Weimann scored either side of the interval – the first after fine work from Christian Benteke – to put Villa two up, but half-time substitute Javier Hernández then stole the show. He halved United's arrears with a cool finish just before the hour and then helped to draw them level with a volley that deflected in off Ron Vlaar. The Mexican international completed the turnaround three minutes from time.

Fourth-placed Everton FC also triumphed despite falling behind just before half-time at Goodison Park, Adam Johnson opening his account for Sunderland AFC. The Toffees turned the game on its head in four second-half minutes, however, Marouane Fellaini drawing them level before laying on Nikica Jelavić for the winner. Level on points with Everton are fifth-placed West Bromwich Albion FC, who were 2-1 victors at Wigan Athletic FC.

The game of the day came in north London, where Arsenal FC drew 3-3 with Fulham FC. Arsène Wenger's side took an early two-goal lead through Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski but were behind midway through the second half following two strikes from Dimitar Berbatov and one from Alexander Kacaniklic. Giroud levelled matters once more and the Gunners could even have won but Mikel Arteta's added-time penalty was saved.

Bottom side Queens Park Rangers FC, meanwhile, remain without a league victory this term after a 1-0 loss at Stoke City FC. Elsewhere, Southampton FC and Swansea FC drew 1-1 and Reading FC versus Norwich City FC ended goalless.

Last updated: 04/12/13 19.04CET

Results

English Premier League 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 28/11/2012 16:59 CET

10/11/2012

Aston VillaAston Villa2-3Man. UnitedMan. United

Weimann 45+1, 50

Hernández 58, 87, Vlaar 63 (o.g.)

Venue: Birmingham

10/11/2012

WiganWigan1-2West BromWest Brom

Koné 44

Morrison 31, G. Caldwell 43 (o.g.)

Venue: Wigan

10/11/2012

SouthamptonSouthampton1-1SwanseaSwansea

Schneiderlin 64

Dyer 73

Venue: Southampton

10/11/2012

StokeStoke1-0QPRQPR

Adam 52

Venue: Stoke

10/11/2012

ReadingReading0-0NorwichNorwich

Venue: Reading

10/11/2012

EvertonEverton2-1SunderlandSunderland

Fellaini 76, Jelavić 79

A. Johnson 45+1

Venue: Liverpool

10/11/2012

ArsenalArsenal3-3FulhamFulham

Giroud 11, 69, Podolski 23

Berbatov 29, 67 (P), Kacaniklic 40

Venue: London

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