|Manchester United vs Sporting Braga: Javier Hernandez double header saves Man Utd|
24 October 2012
Manchester: Manchester United staged a dramatic fightback from two goals down as Javier Hernandez’s double inspired a 3-2 win over Braga in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side were in danger of an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Portuguese minnows after two early goals from Braga captain Alan shocked Old Trafford.
But Hernandez sparked United’s revival with his first goal before half-time and the Mexico striker bagged the winner with 15 minutes remaining after Jonny Evans equalised just after the hour.
Hernandez’s heroics ensured United maintained their 100 percent record after three Group H matches and one more victory should be enough to guarantee their place in the last 16.
Yet, while Ferguson will be pleased by his team’s gutsy comeback, the United manager was shifting uneasily in his seat as Braga became the latest team to expose the hosts’ defensive frailties.
“It’s been the story of our season at home, starting badly and losing goals,” Ferguson said.
“We have had to rescue games and it is the front players doing that. We played some terrific football tonight but it is a concern losing the goals.”
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