Ex-Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain scores double across two days in Inter Miami’s win over Columbus Crew

    GONZALO HIGUAIN scored a unique double – with the goals coming on two different days after a dramatic thunderstorm.

    The former Chelsea striker starred as Inter Miami earned a much-needed MLS win over Columbus Crew.

    Gonzalo Higuain scored on Tuesday and Wednesday as his double secured a 2-1 win

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    Gonzalo Higuain scored on Tuesday and Wednesday as his double secured a 2-1 winCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    The Argentine struck the all-important winning goal at 12.13am

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    The Argentine struck the all-important winning goal at 12.13amCredit: Getty Images – Getty

    Phil Neville’s side went into the game on the back of three straight defeats.

    But Higuain proved his class by opening the scoring 25 minutes into the 8pm Tuesday night kick-off, coolly slotting home on the counter.

    However, Cucho Hernandez – formerly of Watford – equalised for Columbus with a back-post header four minutes before half-time.

    Then the match was stopped as the thunder and lightning lashed down at the DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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    And the second half did not get underway for nearly two-and-a-half hours as play eventually restarted at 11.35pm.

    So when Higuain blasted home with a lethal first-time left-foot finish in the 82nd minute, it was already 12.13am on Wednesday.

    The final whistle finally blew at 12.25am, four hours and 25 minutes after the first.

    Higuain’s double took his tally to 12 goals in 24 appearances for Inter Miami this season.

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    However, ten of those have come in the Argentine’s last 12 games as he enjoys a rich run of form.

    And the win moved David Beckham’s club on to 39 points in the Eastern Conference, closing the gap to Columbus in the final play-off spot to just two points.

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