FOOTBALL NEWS

27/05/2010 08:22, Report by Nick Coppack

Hernandez hits the target

Javier Hernandez found the net against the Netherlands on Wednesday night, but his goal couldn't prevent Mexico from slipping to a 2-1 defeat.

The 22-year-old striker, who will join United should a work permit be granted this week, leapt well at the back post to power a downward header into the net with 74 minutes played. By then, however, Arsenal forward Robin van Persie had already scored twice for the Oranje to seal a deserved victory.

Patrice Evra and Corry Evans also tasted international football on Wednesday. Evra played 90 minutes as France came from behind to beat Costa Rica 2-1 in Lens, while Evans made his third appearance for Northern Ireland in their 2-0 defeat at home to Turkey.

Next in action: United and England youngsters Sam Johnstone, William Keane and Tom Thorpe meet Paul Pogba’s France side in the semi-finals of the UEFA Under-17 European championships on Thursday.

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