Posted on September 15, 2012
MANCHESTER, England — Finally getting a rare opportunity to start for Manchester United on Saturday, Mexican striker Javier Hernandez started off on the wrong foot in the team’s 4-0 Engand Premier League win over Wigan Atheltic on Saturday.
Chicharito, playing because of an injury to English international Wayne Rooney, missed a penalty kick six minutes into the match. Dan Welbeck managed to convince referee Michael Oliver than he had been tripped in the penalty area and the hosts were awarded a penalty.
Hernandez, who scored the lone goal of Mexico’s 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Costa Rica in Mexico City on Tuesday, stepped up to take the kid. But goakeeper Ali Al-Habsi denied the striker.
He atoned for his mistake later, when he turned home Alexander Buttner’s misdirected shot for a 2-0 advantage in the 63rd minute.
ManU manager Sir Alex Ferguson coached his 500th game at Old Trafford, earning his 365th victory at the stadium.
Photo: Javier Hernandez missed a penalty in the sixth minute. Photo by Michael Stephens
Categories: Mexico, North America
Tags: Chicharito, English Premier League, Javier Hernandez, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Wayne Rooney, Wigan Athletic