Hernandez inspires United comeback

Updated: November 11, 2012

Hernandez gave United breathing space at the top of the table with 2 goals in a come back win over Aston Villa. Mikel Arteta blew the chance to snatch victory for Arsenal, as the Spaniard missed a penalty in a thrilling draw with Fulham. Swansea only managed a point against Southampton, Stoke piled more pressure on Mark Hughes as they won against QPR, West Brom came away with 3 more points at Wigan, Everton stay in fourth following a win over Sunderland while Norwich and Reading played out a dull goalless draw.

United have Hernandez to thank for their comeback win over Aston Villa. Manchester found themselves 2-0 down against a side struggling just above relegation. Hernandez always seems to contribute every time he is given an opportunity, and yesterday was no different. A brace of goals by the Mexican, plus an own goal by Villa completed the win against luckless Villa. United stretched their lead to four points after 11 games ahead of second-placed Chelsea with champions Manchester City a further point back in third. Chelsea host Liverpool and City entertain Tottenham Hotspur.

Arsenal’s season took another turn for the worse when they let slip a two-goal lead and Mikel Arteta missed a late penalty as a Dimitar Berbatov-inspired Fulham grabbed a 3-3 away draw.

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.

Former Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam’s first goal for Stoke City sealed a 1-0 home win over Queens Park Rangers who plunged to the bottom of the table after Southampton leapfrogged the Londoners with a 1-1 draw against Swansea City.

Reading and Norwich City drew 0-0 in a dour game.