Posted on January 22, 2012
LONDON — The news was good for Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck, not so good for Javier Hernandez.
Valencia, an Ecuadorean international, scored one goal and set up Welbeck’s late score to boost Manchester United to a 2-1 triumph over Arsenal in the English Premier League on Sunday.
The win kept ManU within three points of first-place Manchester City, which barely pulled out a 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Italian Mario Balotelli’s stoppage-time penalty kick.
Chicharito has been forced to take a back seat and a seat on the bench in light of United’s and Welbeck’s recent success. In fact, the Mexican international striker did not get an opportunity to play for MU at Emirates Stadium.
Hernandez has not has not scored in 250 minutes over seven matches. He has not found the back of the net since a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United on Nov. 27, his only home goal this season.
Valencia tallied in the 46th minute and set up Welbeck for his third goal in as many matches and ninth of the season in the 81st minute, which broke a 1-1 draw. Dutch international Robin van Persie had equalized in the 71st minute for the Gunners.
Categories: Mexico, North America
Tags: Antonio Valencia., Arsenal, Chicharito, Danny Welbeck, Emirates Stadium, English Premier League, Javier Hernandez, Manchester United