Manchester United's Javier Hernandez (L) celebrates his
second goal next to Aston Villa's Matthew Lowton during
their Premier League match at Villa Park in Birmingham.
Javier Hernandez climbed off the bench to help Premier
League leaders Manchester United fight back for a dramatic 3-2
win at Aston Villa after Arsenal were held in another
rip-roaring day of Premier League action.
Austrian Andreas Weimann had stunned United with two
well-taken goals for lowly Villa either side of the break but
Mexico striker Hernandez showed his killer instincts by
netting on 58 minutes and seeing a second shot deflect in off
The livewire forward sealed the remarkable comeback with a
diving header three minutes from time.
United stretched their advantage to four points after 11
games ahead of second-placed Chelsea and Manchester City who
host Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur respectively on Sunday.
Arsenal's topsy-turvy season took another turn for the worse
when they let slip a two-goal lead and missed a late penalty
to draw 3-3 at home to a Dimitar Berbatov-inspired Fulham.
Olivier Giroud's double - his first home Premier League goals
- could not prevent Arsenal staying seventh in the table,
sliding four points behind fourth-placed Everton who came
from behind to beat visiting Sunderland 2-1.
Surprise packages West Bromwich Albion, in fifth, are level
on points with Everton following a 2-1 victory at Wigan
Athletic thanks to James Morrison's header and a Gary
Caldwell own goal.