Chicharito is Back!
Chicharito is back.
For the second time in five days on Sunday, striker Javier Hernández scored. However, this time, it was much more important and much more dramatic as the Mexican international's four-yard header lifted Manchester United to a 3-3 comeback draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Hernández headed home a Ryan Giggs cross from the left side in the 84th minute after the Chelsea goalkeeper blocked Wayne Rooney's header.
Second-place United remained within striking distance of city rival Manchester City in the English Premier League. MU trails MC (57 points) by two points with both sides having played 24 English Premier League matches. City, which registered a 3-0 win over Fulham on Saturday.
On Wednesday, Hernández converted a penalty kick to give United its first goal in a 2-0 EPL victory over Stoke City. The goal had snapped a personal scoreless streak of 282 minutes over nine games, or since a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United on Nov. 27.
Early in the second half on Sunday, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson brought on Chicharito for Ashley Young to added a little spark. He got that and then some.
"To be honest, I maybe should have played Chicharito from the start. When he came on, he just had them on toast really," Ferguson said. "He really put them under pressure with his movement and positional play. Danny Welbeck has been terrific and he’s going to be a top player. But when Chicharito came on in the second half, it was a different game."