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Hernandez sends Man United through

Mexican substitute Javier Hernandez scored a last-minute winner to send holders Manchester United into the League Cup quarterfinals with a 3-2 victory over Wolves at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

sports Updated: Oct 28, 2010 00:40 IST

Mexican substitute Javier Hernandez scored a last-minute winner to send holders Manchester United into the League Cup quarterfinals with a 3-2 victory over Wolves at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

After a scrappy and goalless first half, the visitors twice came back from a goal down against a youthful United side before "Little Pea" Hernandez skipped past defenders to settle the tie in the 90th minute.

"When he came on, you just know that if he gets a chance he is going to take it," United manager Alex Ferguson, who replaced his entire starting line-up from the weekend, said.

"It was a very open game in the second half, both teams played very well," said Ferguson. The Scot praised Hernandez for his attitude and commitment. "We tend to build up heroes very quickly here but the boy's justifying the praise at the moment," he said of the 22-year-old striker who had come on only nine minutes before his goal.