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Hernandez winner sends United through to last 16

Hernandez grabbed the winner (©GettyImages)
Hernandez grabbed the winner (©GettyImages).

Javier Hernandez sent Manchester United into the last 16 of the Capital One Cup, as they beat Liverpool 1-0 at Old Trafford.

The Mexican’s strike just after half-time was enough to put his side’s name in the hat, and gain revenge for the league defeat at the start of the month.

Hernandez was one of eight changes made to the side that were thrashed in the Manchester derby on Sunday, while one of the survivors from the demolition Wayne Rooney wore the captain’s armband.

Luis Suarez made his eagerly-anticipated return to Brendan Rodgers’ full-strength side, and played well despite being relentlessly booed following his 10-game ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic.

The decisive moment came in the 46th minute when Rooney’s corner was brilliantly steered in by Hernandez, who had produced some outstanding movement to lose marker Jose Enrique.

Shinji Kagawa was denied by the woodwork 18 minutes later following a fine individual run, while David de Gea produced an excellent point-blank save to deny Victor Moses and Suarez’s free-kick rattled the crossbar.

However United held on to ease some of the pressure on Moyes, and record their sixth straight victory over their rivals at Old Trafford.


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Javier Hernandez
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