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Javier Hernandez scores in best international goals of the week

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The international break is in full swing, and the goals have been flying in over the past couple of days. In fact, there's been some crucial strikes in the European Championship qualifying rounds, while there's also been some magnificent goals in friendly fixtures.

And we're here to take a look at the goals that have really stood out on the international stage. From a Manchester United outcast to a Tottenham winger struggling for form, there were some decent strikes. Scroll down to see our picks. 

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Javier Hernandez 

Step up, Javier Hernandez. The Mexican striker has had an interesting time of it of late. Despite moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid, the forward has struggled for form and playing time on the international stage. 

Last night, however, he hit back at his critics with a fine goal in a 2-0 win for the Mexicans against Honduras. The strike, which ultimately opened the scoring - flew past the Honduras shot-stopper into the corner of the net. 

See the goal here.

Andros Townsend 

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has endured a difficult time under new manager Mauricio Pochettino at club level. But Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson certainly has faith in him, and the winger repaid him with a fine strike last night. 

In truth, though, the goal didn't really mean much as Hodgson's side were in cruise control against San Marino who are the minnows of European football, but it can only do wonders for the player's confidence. The strike itself was hit sweetly - and we all know that Townsend loves a shot from outside of the box.

See the goal here.

Carlos Mane

We're stepping down to U-21 level for this one, but it's definitely worth it. Carlos Mane - who has been linked with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea of late - looks set for a bright future in the world of football.

And his fantastic strike for Portugal U21 against the Netherlands U21 last night just shows how much quality he has. Wonderfully gliding his way past three players, the Sporting Lisbon ace finished in style to show just what the fuss around him is.

See the goal here.

Miroslav Stoch

It may not have been the goal of the night, but it was probably the most dramatic. Slovakia quite sensationally inflicted Spain to their first qualifying defeat for eight years thanks to a late goal from Miroslav Stoch. 

As Spain pushed for the winner in the dying minutes, Slovakia had other ideas, as Duris put in a teasing cross which was ultimately converted at the back post by Stock to spark wild celebrations. 

See the goal here.

Have we missed any? Which goal is your favourite? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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