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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad: January 25 - 27 31563246 Thinking ahead Thinking+ahead World

In addition to its dramatic flourishes and noteworthy upsets, the FA Cup provides a chance for Premier League sides to rotate their lineups and thrust their squad players into competitive matches. Javier Hernández benefited from Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to hand him a place in the starting XI in Manchester United's 4-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday.

 

Chicharito scored twice in the second half to send a reminder that his predatory instincts can help United – and Mexico, for that matter – in the weeks and months ahead. Chicharito's brace marked the high point in an eventful week for Mexicans Abroad. Read on to learn more about Andrés Guardado's timely intervention for Valencia and Carlos Vela's first match with Sociedad since turning down a recall to El Tri:

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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad: January 25 - 27 31563247 Javier Hernandez, F, Manchester United Javier+Hernandez%2C+F%2C+Manchester+United World

It took United and Hernández until early in the second half to book a place in the FA Cup fifth round with a 4-1 home victory over Fulham on Saturday. Ryan Giggs staked United to an early lead from the spot after just three minutes, but the home side waited until after the interval to ease through the tie. Wayne Rooney doubled the advantage after 50 minutes before Chicharito struck twice to guarantee a date with Reading on Feb. 16.

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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad: January 25 - 27 31563242 Andres Guardado, M, Valencia Andres+Guardado%2C+M%2C+Valencia World

The makeshift left back showed why Mexico coach José Manuel de la Torre prefers to play him on the left wing by prompting the final goal in Valencia's last-gasp 3-2 victory at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday. Guardado curled an inviting cross with seconds left to play in the tumultuous affair at the Riazor. Ricardo Costa rose highest at the back stick to nod home the winner and secure all three points for Los Che at the death.

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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad: January 25 - 27 31563243 Guillermo Ochoa, GK, AC Ajaccio Guillermo+Ochoa%2C+GK%2C+AC+Ajaccio World

Ochoa removed himself from consideration for the Jamaica match for personal reasons, but the impending birth of his son did not keep the mooted Liverpool target from assuming his usual duties in Ajaccio's 1-1 draw at fellow relegation battlers Évian on Saturday. Dennis Oliech set the visitors on their way to a much needed victory, but Daniel Wass equalized eight minutes after halftime to give Évian a share of the spoils. Ochoa made four saves to ensure his side left the Parc Des Sports with a point.

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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad: January 25 - 27 31563245 Carlos Vela, F, Real Sociedad Carlos+Vela%2C+F%2C+Real+Sociedad World

Vela sparked headlines on both sides of the Atlantic last week when he decided to reject a place in José Manuel de la Torre's squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Jamaica on Feb. 6. The choice – and the FMF's decision to invite public scrutiny by releasing a statement about it – places Vela's immediate future with the national team in considerable doubt. The in-form winger stepped away from the controversy for 90 minutes as Sociedad drew 1-1 at 10-man Celta Vigo on Saturday.

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World 2018 43 Mexicans Abroad: January 25 - 27 31563244 Hector Herrera, M, Pachuca Hector+Herrera%2C+M%2C+Pachuca World

The furious chase for Herrera's signature finally concluded last week. FC Porto emerged victorious from the tussle for the promising midfielder and secured his services for the foreseeable future. Herrera – like his Olympic compatriot and future Porto teammate Diego Reyes – will join the Portuguese giants after he completes his Clausura duties with Pachuca.

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