Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez came over to Manchester United with much fanfare after his superb play for Mexico in the World Cup. However, all of that hullabaloo had not brought about production as he only had one goal so far in the Barclays Premier League. However, he justified the hype and silenced the naysayers by scoring both of Manchester United goals in their 2-1 victory against Stoke at the Britannia.
Hernandez started his goal-scoring onslaught in the 27th minute by deflecting a corner kick into the net with a header. The difficulty was increased because he had his back to the goal, yet he was still able to knock the ball into the goal with the back of his head.
The score stayed 1-0 until the 81st minute when Stoke forward Tuncay scored a marvellous goal by faking out the defender on the right side of the field and delivering a kick into the top left-hand corner of the goal to tie the match.
At this point, it seemed like the score would end up a 1-1 draw. However, we are dealing with Manchester United, the luckiest team in professional soccer team history. Chicharito was able to deflect a rebound of a(who played midfield today, he normally is a defender) kick into the net in the 86th minute to give Manchester United the victory.
Here are the starting lineups from the match (27,372 in attendance):
Manchester United: Goalkeeper: Van der Sar. Defenders: O'Shea, Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic. Midfielders: Evra, Scholes, Fletcher, Nani. Forwards: Hernandez, Berbatov.
Stoke: Goalkeeper: Sorensen. Defenders: Faye, Shawcross, Collins, Huth. Midfielders: Delap, Wilson, Pennant, Etherington. Forwards: Jones, Walters.