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Ex-Man United favourite nets superb Bundesliga hat-trick including injury-time winner

Javier Hernandez has been excellent for Bayer Leverkusen since joining the club last year.

JAVIER HERNANDEZ COULD normally be relied upon to conjure something special during his time with Manchester United.

He didn’t feature as first-choice as much as he liked but he remained incredibly consistent regardless.

Since his move to Germany, he’s retained the solid numbers.

In his first season with Bayer Leverkusen, he managed 17 league goals in 28 appearances and although he started this campaign a little bit slowly, that changed this afternoon.

The 28-year-old Mexican conjured a hat-trick away to Mainz as his side came from behind to secure a 3-2 win.

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What made it even sweeter was the fact that Chicharito popped up with the game-winner in the 92nd minute.

The victory was only Leverkusen’s second of the season and moves them to ninth in the table.

Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern lead the way and remain unbeaten. They needed an 89th-minute winner from Joshua Kimmich to get the better of Hamburg.

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