Hernandez double sends Man United through

Updated: Mar 16, 2011, 09:41 AM IST

Manchester: Javier Hernandez struck twice to lift Manchester United to a 2-1 win over Olympique Marseille on Tuesday and a place in the Champions League quarter-finals for the fifth year in a row.

The Mexican striker scored from close range after five minutes and he latched on to a Ryan Giggs pass to double the lead 15 minutes from time.

United defender Wes Brown headed an own goal with eight minutes left to ensure a nervy finale but the French champions could not find another goal and the Premier League leaders advanced 2-1 on aggregate.

Bureau Report