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Javier Hernandez channels his inner Diego Maradona to produce his own ‘Hand of God’ moment

The Mexican's poacher instincts know no boundaries

VAR anyone?

Javier Hernandez was possessed by the spirit of Diego Maradona for a brief moment this evening.

The Mexican scored in unorthodox fashion to draw West Ham level against Fulham in a moment full of controversy.


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The face of a guilty man

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The face of a guilty man

A Robert Snodgrass corner was punched skywards by Sergio Rico and caused absolute mayhem in the box

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A Robert Snodgrass corner was punched skywards by Sergio Rico and caused absolute mayhem in the box

Michail Antonio’s header ricocheted against Angelo Ogbonna and fell into the path of a goal-thirsty Hernandez

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Michail Antonio’s header ricocheted against Angelo Ogbonna and fell into the path of a goal-thirsty Hernandez

The Mexican’s poacher instincts were activated at this exact moment

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The Mexican’s poacher instincts were activated at this exact moment

Chicharito headed the ball down onto his hand and watched on as it rolled past a helpless Rico

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Chicharito headed the ball down onto his hand and watched on as it rolled past a helpless Rico

If only we had VAR this season

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If only we had VAR this season

Claudio Ranieri was left uncharacteristically furious with the decision to allow the goal to stand.

Everyone’s favourite Italian even mimed a handball motion to the fourth official.

“Dilly ding!”

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“Dilly ding!”

The moment will give folks on these shores horrible flashbacks of Maradona’s infamous ‘Hand of God.’

The crafty Argentinian broke English hearts back in the 1986 World Cup and his legacy now lives on with Hernandez’s handywork.

England fans have never forgiven Maradona and now Hernandez can look forward to a similar relationship with Fulham fans.

It still hurts

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It still hurts

The questionable strike marked the Mexican’s 50th Premier League goal, with all 50 having been scored inside the box.

He’s the ultimate poacher. You have to HAND it to him…


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