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World Cup: Honduras 1-2 Ecuador

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Highlights: Honduras 1-2 Ecuador

Enner Valencia scored both goals as Ecuador left Honduras on the verge of a World Cup exit.

Carlo Costly latched onto a long ball and lashed in a low 20-yard shot to put Honduras ahead on 31 minutes.

Ecuador equalised soon after when a deflected cross fell for Valencia to slot home. He then nodded in at the far post to give his side the lead.

Honduras pressed for an equaliser but a goal eluded them and they have now lost both group games.

Ecuador meet France in their final group game, knowing they need to match Switzerland's result against Honduras to reach the last 16.

Knowing defeat against Honduras would knock them out, Ecuador should have taken an early lead against Honduras.

A long ball from centre-back Jorge Guagua released Valencia, but he side-footed over the crossbar.

Honduras defender Victor Bernardez then headed wide when unmarked before his long clearance set Costly free to net emphatically.

The goal was the country's first at a World Cup since 1982, but the lead did not last long, Valencia slotting from close range after a Juan Paredes shot was deflected into his path.

Honduras thought they had restored their lead when Jerry Bengtson bundled home after a Costly header came off the post, but the referee disallowed the goal for handball.

Valencia then nodded in at the far post following a Walter Ayovi free-kick to settle the game with his seventh goal in six internationals.

Honduras manager Luis Suarez:

"It was a very hard-fought match. We had a bit of difficulty keeping our nerves in check given what was at stake in the game, but I'm satisfied.

"We know it'll be tough to reach the next round, but it'd be even worse to have been knocked out already.

"We need to find a way to improve in order to win and while there's hope, we won't give up without a fight."

Ecuador manager Reinaldo Rueda:

"Even though we went behind, we got our goals at decisive moments.

"We know that reaching the next round isn't entirely in our own hands but we need to focus on our own game.

"We'll have to play as well, or even better than we did today, to beat France, because they're a side that have grown a lot."

Honduras forward Carlos Costly scores to put his side in front against Ecuador
Costly's goal ended a run of 510 minutes for the Hondurans without a World Cup goal
Enner Valencia draws Ecaudor level in their game against Honduras
Enner Valencia has netted three times in his past two games against Honduras
Enner Valencia heads in Ecuador's winner against Honduras
Ecuador have been involved in a draw at the World Cup

Line-ups

Honduras

  • 18Valladares
  • 21Beckeles
  • 7IzaguirreSubstituted forGarcíaat 45'minutes
  • 19GarridoSubstituted forMartínezat 71'minutes
  • 5BernárdezBooked at 7mins
  • 3Figueroa
  • 14GarcíaSubstituted forChávezat 82'minutes
  • 20Claros
  • 13Costly
  • 11BengtsonBooked at 45mins
  • 15Espinoza

Substitutes

  • 1López
  • 2Chávez
  • 4Montes
  • 6García
  • 9Palacios
  • 10Martínez
  • 12Delgado
  • 16Martínez
  • 17Najar
  • 22Escober
  • 23Chávez

Ecuador

  • 22Domínguez
  • 4Paredes
  • 10Ayoví
  • 14MindaSubstituted forGruezoat 83'minutes
  • 2Guagua
  • 3Erazo
  • 16A ValenciaBooked at 57mins
  • 6Noboa
  • 13E ValenciaBooked at 72mins
  • 11CaicedoSubstituted forMéndezat 82'minutes
  • 7MonteroBooked at 80minsSubstituted forAchilierat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Banguera
  • 5Ibarra
  • 8Méndez
  • 9Rojas
  • 12Bone
  • 15Arroyo
  • 17Ayoví
  • 18Bagüí
  • 19Saritama
  • 20Martínez
  • 21Achilier
  • 23Gruezo
Referee:
Ben Williams
Attendance:
39,224

Match Stats

Home TeamHondurasAway TeamEcuador
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away12
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Honduras 1, Ecuador 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Honduras 1, Ecuador 2.

Offside, Ecuador. Antonio Valencia tries a through ball, but Édison Méndez is caught offside.

Hand ball by Antonio Valencia (Ecuador).

Substitution

Substitution, Ecuador. Gabriel Achilier replaces Jefferson Montero.

Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Jorge Claros.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Enner Valencia (Ecuador) because of an injury.

Enner Valencia (Ecuador) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Honduras).

Attempt missed. Maynor Figueroa (Honduras) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Brayan Beckeles.

Attempt saved. Enner Valencia (Ecuador) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Enner Valencia (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Víctor Bernárdez (Honduras).

Substitution

Substitution, Ecuador. Carlos Gruezo replaces Oswaldo Minda.

Substitution

Substitution, Ecuador. Édison Méndez replaces Felipe Caicedo.

Substitution

Substitution, Honduras. Marvin Chávez replaces Óscar García.

Attempt blocked. Roger Espinoza (Honduras) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jefferson Montero (Ecuador) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jefferson Montero (Ecuador).

Carlo Costly (Honduras) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Roger Espinoza (Honduras) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Carlo Costly.

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Walter Ayoví.

Attempt blocked. Mario Martínez (Honduras) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Mario Martínez (Honduras) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Christian Noboa (Ecuador).

Óscar García (Honduras) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Maynor Figueroa (Honduras) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Christian Noboa (Ecuador).

Mario Martínez (Honduras) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Enner Valencia (Ecuador) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Christian Noboa (Ecuador).

Juan Carlos García (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Enner Valencia (Ecuador).

Substitution

Substitution, Honduras. Mario Martínez replaces Luis Garrido.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Alexander Domínguez (Ecuador) because of an injury.

Alexander Domínguez (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carlo Costly (Honduras).

Foul by Antonio Valencia (Ecuador).

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brazil211024
2Mexico211014
3Croatia210123
4Cameroon2002-50

B

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Netherlands220056
2Chile220046
3Australia2002-30
4Spain2002-60

C

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Colombia220046
2Ivory Coast210103
3Japan2011-11
4Greece2011-31

D

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Costa Rica220036
2Italy210103
3Uruguay2101-13
4England2002-20

E

TeamPWDLGDPts
1France220066
2Ecuador210103
3Switzerland2101-23
4Honduras2002-40

F

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Argentina220026
2Nigeria101001
3Iran2011-11
4Bos-Herze1001-10

G

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Germany211044
2USA110013
3Ghana2011-11
4Portugal1001-40

H

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Belgium110013
2Russia101001
3South Korea101001
4Algeria1001-10
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