West Ham United edged out Huddersfield Town on Saturday in a seven-goal thriller at the London Stadium.
The Hammers trailed the club sitting rock-bottom of the Premier League for large parts of the contest before running out 4-3 victors.
The half-time introduction of Javier Hernandez offered a catalyst for Manuel Pellegrini’s men to go on and win the game.
The Mexican netted a brace to send the Terriers packing. In doing so he offered his manager a timely reminder of what he can do.
Hernandez’s late double salvo made it seven for the campaign, handing Pellegrini something to think about when he makes his next team selection.
The 30-year-old will have been desperately disappointed not to start against the league’s bottom side.
He took his frustrations out on a sorry Huddersfield team following his half-time introduction in place of Michail Antonio.
Hernandez’s performance offered hope of a stay in London beyond this season.
In January, Marca reported that Hernandez had agreed to sign for Valencia. Obviously nothing came to fruition but naturally, there will be some talk regarding a summer switch in the coming months.
This latest contribution from the renowned striker shows that he can still have a future with the Hammers.
Signing a goalscorer with Premier League experience doesn’t come cheap and Pellegrini would be wise to keep faith with Hernandez for the foreseeable.