Mexico's all-time leading scorer was well marshalled by South Korea's defence for much of Saturday's clash in Rostov-on-Don, but took his chance when it came in the 66th minute, slotting home in composed fashion at the culmination of a wonderful counter-attack.
Mexico took the lead in the 26th minute from the penalty spot, after Jang Hyun-soo was penalised for handball when he went to ground to intercept a cross.
The South Koreans managed successive counterattacks by targeting striker Son Heung-min but caused few problems for Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.
Oddsmakers favor Mexico, most likely due to its stirring performance last Sunday in its upset win over Germany and overall World Cup pedigree - nine wins, seven draws and just two losses in its last 18 World Cup group-stage games. It almost paid off after Hirving Lozano out-sprinted his marker, but his final delivery was blocked away.
Hernandez and Carlos Vela scored a goal each at Rostov Arena.
The criticism of Mexico's national team heading into the World Cup was loud and scathing.
South Korea threatened again nine minutes later, Son breaking clear of Mexico's line before letting rip with a low drive that Hector Moreno did well to keep out.
ESPN's Steve Nicol believes Didier Deschamps only bares some of the blame for France lacking fluidity so far in the World Cup . At 19 years and 183 days, Mbappe became the youngest player to score for France's national team on soccer's biggest stage.
President Trump announced today that he's retaliating for China's retaliation against last week's tariff announcement. But he admits Trump has a point when it comes to the export of United States dairy products to Canada.
They also declined to give any detail of the victims although reports said several of them were well known to the police. The police have stated there is no danger to the public, denying that the shooting was a terror attack of some sort.
The same report says that Chelsea FC refused to comment on reports that they are set to pay £4.4m to release Sarri from Napoli . The polish on Conte's tenure at Chelsea has become tarnished both at boardroom level and amongst his players.
The photo shows the 2-year-old Honduran girl in tears as Border Patrol agents search and detain her mother in McAllen, Texas. Time magazine's new cover places a crying immigrant girl at the feet of US President Donald Trump .
Finally, Kawhi Leonard has told the San Antonio Spurs that he wants out of San Antonio and would prefer to go to the Lakers. ESPN and Yahoo both reported Leonard's desire to move on from San Antonio on Friday, citing league sources .
Kate Middleton and Prince William's third child will be christened next month, Kensington Palace announced in a statement. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will conduct the christening.at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London.
Three identical bills were filed during the special session to match Louisiana's law with South Dakota's in case the U.S. Small online businesses will be the hardest hit, said Chris Cox, a lawyer for e-commerce industry group NetChoice.
Solo arrived six months after The Last Jedi , and Lucasfilm needs to keep Star Wars movies feeling like can't-miss events. Now we have reports from Collider that Lucasfilm is going to hold off on pumping out another A Star Wars Story film.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip met and fell in love eight years before they were engaged, when the Queen was just 13. Kensington Palace (right inset) and the Royal Family social media accounts also marked the occasion the messages.
Plus, they could get a player with more potential than they may have originally planned with Denver's 14th overall pick. The Grizzlies want to trade the fourth pick along with Chandler Parsons to get out from under that deal .
In order to help him whitewash his despicable comments last night, Fox brought Corey Lewandowksi back on today. Meanwhile, Washington Dems pounced on Lewandowski's latest in a long line of outrages.
Trent Bridge: England's records-breaking venue
For Australia captain Tim Paine , the hurt was even worse than the blow to the face he suffered while keeping wicket in Cardiff. Following the shambolic defeat, the former English cricketers ripped apart their Ashes-rivals and ridiculed them on Twitter.
Oppo Find X Will Cost €999 When it Launches in August
There is only the USB Type-C Port, and that's present on the bottom, along with the SIM card tray and the speaker grill. Since the pop up camera has several motorised moving parts, the practicality of such a mechanism is questionable.
Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks
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Melania Trump dons 'I really don't care, do u?' jacket
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Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead In Florida
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Trump orders halt to family separations
Under the Obama administration, such families were usually referred for civil deportation proceedings, not requiring separation. It does not specifically address what will happen to families and children who have already been separated.
Gregg Popovich meets with disgruntled Kawhi Leonard
According to Wojnarowski and Shelburne, Leonard has not wanted to mend fences with Popovich and the Spurs at all. The Spurs are unlikely to be motivated to facilitate a deal to the Lakers , league sources said.