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Inter Miami CF vs Los Angeles Galaxy. American MLS League.

Fort Lauderdale StadiumAttendance7,939.

Inter Miami CF 2

  • R Robinson (46th minute)
  • G Higuaín (68th minute pen)

Los Angeles Galaxy 3

  • J Hernández (62nd minute, 73rd minute)
  • S Kljestan (81st minute)

Inter Miami 2-3 LA Galaxy: Javier Hernandez condemns Phil Neville to defeat in MLS bow

Javier Hernandez scores twice as Inter Miami suffer 3-2 home loss to LA Galaxy; Gonzalo Higuain had scored from the spot to put the hosts in front but Sacha Kljestan scores 81st-minute winner

Javier Hernandez wheels away in delight to celebrate his second strike
Image: Javier Hernandez wheels away in delight to celebrate his second strike

Javier Hernandez came back to haunt new Inter Miami boss Phil Neville, scoring twice as LA Galaxy inflicted a 3-2 home defeat on Sunday.

Neville, who coached Hernandez at Manchester United under David Moyes in 2013, was taking charge of his first match as Miami boss, but the party was spoiled late on as Sacha Kljestan added to Hernandez's second-half double to complete a late turnaround.

Miami led with less than 20 minutes remaining at the DRV PNK Stadium; goals from Robbie Robinson and Gonzalo Higuain twice put David Beckham's team in front after Hernandez had equalised with his first of the game in South Florida.

David Beckham was present for Inter Miami's defeat to LA Galaxy
Image: David Beckham was present for Inter Miami's defeat to LA Galaxy

Higuain, who captained the side, had already brought a good save from Galaxy goalkeeper Jonathan Bond when Robinson rolled in his first ever professional goal to break the deadlock moments before half-time.

But the visitors levelled on the hour-mark when Hernandez reminded Neville and Beckham of his predatory instincts, brilliantly turning and finishing past John McCarthy.

Gonzalo Higuain was on target for Inter Miami but they fell to defeat
Image: Gonzalo Higuain was on target for Inter Miami but they fell to defeat

Miami had the chance to immediately respond when Rodolfo Pizarro was brought down inside the box, and Higuain made no mistake from the spot.

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Hernandez would restore parity, however, tapping in following some poor defending from the hosts before Kljestan struck to leave Neville with plenty to consider ahead of next weekend's trip to Philadelphia.

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