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Javier Hernández and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer like two little peas in a pod at Manchester United

6:45AM GMT 05 Jan 2011

Javier Hernández and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer like two little peas in a pod at Manchester United

Within seconds of Javier Hernández guiding a back-heeled flick past Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic for his ninth goal of the season, the perimeter boards around Old Trafford flashed ‘Farewell to a Legend — Ole Solskjaer Tribute on MUTV’. Perfect timing.

Sir Alex Ferguson has already spoken of the similarities between the Norwegian dubbed the Baby-Faced Assassin and the Mexican who goes by the name of the Little Pea, and here was further evidence to support the Manchester United manager’s claims.

The predatory instinct, the knack of scoring crucial goals after coming off the bench and the ruthless streak beneath the Peter Pan exterior.

Solskjaer and Hernández share the same characteristics and, uncannily, the same strike-rate. After 20 games in a United shirt, Solskjaer had scored nine goals. Hernández matched that haul last night on his 20th outing since arriving from Chivas de Guadalajara last summer.

And while Solskjaer was signed for £1.5 million in a summer when Ferguson failed to lure Alan Shearer to Old Trafford, Hernández can credit David Villa’s preference for Barcelona over United for Ferguson’s decision to invest £7 million in his potential last April.

Solskjaer, by virtue of his injury-time winner against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final, is assured of his place in United’s Hall of Fame.

Hernández, or Chicharito, as United’s marketing men seem determined to have him known, has barely started on the road towards emulating Solskjaer. But his ability to step into the void left by Wayne Rooney’s various travails has given United a new dimension this season and helped cushion the effects of Rooney’s poor form.

Having escaped his marker, Hernández flicked Nani’s cross beyond Begovic to put United ahead and add another spectacular goal to his portfolio.

His corkscrew header against Stoke City was perhaps his most memorable, but he also bundled one in with his face against Chelsea in the Community Shield and used his shoulder to notch against West Brom at the weekend. But the other goals have been clinical, nerveless strikes, straight out of the Solksjaer manual.

from:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/manchester-united/8239867/Javier-Hernandez-and-Ole-Gunnar-Solskjaer-like-two-little-peas-in-a-pod-at-Manchester-United.html

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Javier Hernández was born on June 1st, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javier_Hern%C3%A1ndez_Balc%C3%A1zar

June 1st

6 + 1 +2+0+1+0 = 10 = his personal year (from June 1st, 2010 to June 1st, 2011) = Opportunities.  Coincidences.  Synchronicities.  Serendipity.  Destiny.  Fortune.  Fate.  Circumstances.  Setting.  Placement.  Timing.  Fortunate.  Go with the flow.  Opportunity knocks.  Seize the opportunity.  Window of opportunity.  There is a time and place for everything.  Rolling the dice.  Taking your chances.  Things fall into place.  Destiny is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice.  When luck offers a finger, one must take the whole hand.         

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Mexico's Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring during the match between France and Mexico at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa on Thursday.

June 17, 2010

France, finalists in 2006, are on the verge of crashing out of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ after losing 2-0 to Mexico in Polokwane’s Peter Mokaba Stadium. Substitutes Javier Hernandez and Cuauhtemoc Blanco grabbed the goals as El Tri moved to within touching distance of the last 16 with a deserved win over Raymond Domenech’s lacklustre Les Bleus.

This was a generally well-matched encounter, with little to choose between two talented but inconsistent sides. Mexico, however, just about shaded it, and certainly succeeded in creating the better of the chances throughout.

The French defence looked vulnerable faced with the pace and movement of Mexico’s youthful attack, and Domenech’s side should really have conceded a goal inside eight minutes. All it took was a simple lofted ball over the top from Rafael Marquez to leave them exposed but Carlos Vela, having raced clean through, ballooned his left-foot shot high over the crossbar.

Mexico were showing plenty of ambition, and their willingness to commit men forward was exemplified in left-back Carlos Salcido, who twice went close midway through the half. First, with 18 minutes played, he charged forward from his defensive berth and rifled a low drive just wide of the far post. Then, nine minutes later, Salcido again burst forward, jinked inside Bacary Sagna and, with William Gallas backing off, poked in a right-foot shot that Hugo Lloris could only parry clear.

France were more cautious in their approach, although the largely-subdued Franck Ribery did provide one worthwhile effort with a powerful right-foot shot that flashed across goal. Mexico remained the most threatening, and even the loss of Vela to injury did not disrupt their rhythm, with the Arsenal striker’s replacement, Pablo Berrera, heading just wide within a couple of minutes of entering the fray.

The French would have felt fortunate to return to the dressing rooms with the scores level, but they emerged with renewed determination and forced a decent early save from Oscar Perez when Florent Malouda was given time and space to crack in a powerful right-foot shot. With Mexico struggling to replicate their first-half form, Javier Aguirre rang the changes, and it was one of his substitutes, Javier Hernandez, who provided the all-important breakthrough.

Marquez again split the French defence with a simple through ball, and Hernandez, having sprung the offside trap, coolly side-stepped Lloris before side-footing into the open net. A resolute French response seemed inevitably, yet it never materialised. Instead, Mexico made sure of all three points when Blanco slotted a textbook penalty to the right of the helpless Lloris after Barrera’s thrilling run was halted by Eric Abidal’s sliding challenge.

El Tri now march on to their final fixture against Uruguay knowing that a point will be enough to see them through to the last 16, while France face the hosts knowing that only an unlikely set of results will salvage their South Africa 2010 dreams.

from:  http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/round=249722/match=300061451/summary.html

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Mexico scored twice in the second half to knock off France 2—0 on Thursday, putting the Mexicans in prime position to reach the knockout stages of the 2010 World Cup and bounce the French and hosts South Africa from the tournament.

Manchester United—bound striker Javier Hernandez opened the scoring in the 64th minute in winning Man of the Match honors. And veteran Cuauhtemoc Blanco converted a penalty in the 79th minute to decide the game at Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

The Mexicans moved even atop Group A with four points along with Uruguay while the 1998 champions and 2006 runners—up France remained on one point. Mexico and Uruguay would both advance to the Round of 16 with a draw in their final group match.

Following the 0—0 draw with Uruguay in their Group A opener, France coach Raymond Domenech brought in Florent Malouda in favour of Yoann Gourcoff with Franck Ribery moving into a central position behind the lone striker Nicolas Anelka. And defender William Gallas started despite a calf strain.

Mexico’s only line—up change was Hector Moreno playing for Paul Aguilar in defence after the 1—1 draw with South Africa.

The 1998 champions and 2006 runners—up France came into the game with a 2—1—0 World Cup record against Mexico, winning 4—1 in 1930 and 3—2 in 1954 and drawing 1—1 in 1966.

Mexico’s exciting forward Giovani Dos Santos made things interesting after just three minutes, hitting the right post though the 21—year—old Galatasaray talent was ruled offside.

Ribery’s centrally taken shot three minutes later proved no problem for Mexico keeper Oscar Perez as France’s first mini—chance.

Javier Aguirre’s Mexican side was dangerous once again in the eighth minute with Carlos Vela getting behind the defence though his left foot attempt went well off target.

France’s playmaking struggles continued while Mexico defender Carlos Salcido twice pushed forward for goal chances — hitting wide right in the 18th minute and shooting right at French keeper Hugo Lloris nine minutes later.

Mexico’s Arsenal striker Vela was forced out of the game in the 31st minute with a right leg issue as Pablo Barrera came on.

Les Bleus rarely were dangerous though Anelko had a shot just before the break — albeit not really challenging for Perez.

The Mexican keeper was more tested in the 54th minute, deflecting over his crossbar Malouda’s blast.

The Mexicans beat a French offside trap to grab the lead in the 64th minute. Rafael Marquez played a long high ball over the French backline to Hernandez, who circled Lloris and then slotted in the empty goal, sending the Sombrero—clad Mexican fans into celebrations.

The 22—year—old Hernandez will be leaving Mexican side Chivas for Manchester United this season.

Mexico supporters were in heaven in the 79th minute as Blanco doubled the lead on a penalty. Barrera was taken down in the area by Eric Abidal with the referee responding by pointing to the spot.

The 37—year—old striker Blanco stepped up and hammered his blast into the lower left corner just past Lloris to become the first Mexican to score at three World Cups.

The French were clearly deflated and never mounted another dangerous attack the rest of the way. “It is a real shame to lose in this way,” said a disappointed Malouda afterwards.

Mexico captain Marquez said: “The game went according to our plan and we are delighted, now we just have to finish the job in the last game.”

from:  http://beta.thehindu.com/sport/article470160.ece

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Javier Hernández was born on June 1st, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javier_Hern%C3%A1ndez_Balc%C3%A1zar

June 1st, 1988

6 + 1 +1+9+8+8 = 33 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Courage.  Valor.  Loyalty.  Mexico.  Sombrero.

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