Javier Hernandez propelled Manchester United into a potentially decisive week for their title challenge by scoring twice and guiding the Premier League leaders to victory at Wigan Athletic.
Preferred to Dimitar Berbatov, Hernandez justified the faith of his manager, turning home Nani’s first-half cross before finishing Wayne Rooney’s brilliant second-half through ball.
United’s extra edge in sharpness was rewarded in the 74th minute, Hernandez receiving an instant return pass from Rooney to slot in the coollest of finishes.
The Mexican knocked a long clearance into Rooney’s path then just managed to stay onside to accept a well-timed return, making short work of sliding a low shot decisively beyond Al-Habsi. Moses, by now sitting on the Wigan bench, could only look on with resignation.