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The Mexican international's outstanding form continued, as he bagged a second-half brace.

Aston Villa got off to a great start, but then Javier Hernandez finished things.

Only brought on as a halftime substitute, the Mexican striker scored twice in the second half, and had a key assist on an own goal as he inspired Manchester United to a 3-2 win.

Down 2-0 in the 58th minute, Chicharito showed excellent control to take down a Paul Scholes pass, then slipped the ball under Brad Guzan to open the scoring for United. He was hardly finished.

It took just five minuted for Hernandez to strike again. His volley off Rafael's cross deflected off Villa defender Ron Vlaar and in for an own goal. It seemed a second goal for Chicharito on first glance, but replays show the Dutch defender guided the ball home. Still, the striker got the key touch.

It seemed inevitable that Chicharito would strike again, and he did in the 88th minute, stooping low to head home a Robin van Persie free kick and giving his side a dramatic victory.

The virtuoso performance continues a run of excellent form for the striker, as he has now scored seven goals in his last five games in all competitions.


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