Football: Hernandez inspires United comeback win at Villa

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. REUTERS/Darren Staples
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. REUTERS/Darren Staples
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 Ron Vlaar.

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.