Ecuador Record Comeback Win Over Honduras

Ecuador scored the 2014 World Cup result that they were chasing after coming back from a goal down to record a 2-1 victory against Honduras at Arena da Baixada this morning.

The clash between the two Latin American sides, who both lost their opening games of the 2014 World Cup, got off to a frenetic start and neither team was afraid to get forward; with both teams creating a couple of chances in the opening ten minutes of the game.

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Enner Valencia had an excellent opportunity to put Ecuador in front after he broke through the Honduran defensive line, but he curled his shot wide of the front post and Ecuador where then unable to take advantage of three consecutive corner attempts.

Honduras were able to take control of the game and were close to opening the scoring with a couple of long range attempts before Carlo Costly gave the North American side their first goal of the 2014 World Cup with a quality strike into the left hand corner.

The lead did not last for long and Ecuador were able to hit back just three minutes later through Enner Valencia, who took advantage of some slopping Honduran defending to claim the equalizer.

The most controversial moment of the game occurred towards the end of the second half when Costly hit the post with a brilliant heading before the ball was put into the back of the net by Jerry Bengston on the rebound, but referee Mark Williams ruled a handball and replays shown that Bengston was in an offside position when he touched the ball.

Ecuador were the better side for the majority of the second half and had a number of chances on goal, but it was Honduras who went the closest to claiming an equalizer after a Bengston header was saved by Ecuadorian goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez.

The South American side continued to build pressure and they were rewarded in the 65th minute when Enner Valencia scored his second goal of the game from a Walter Ayovi cross off a set piece.

Honduras had a number of attempts on goal in the final stages of the match, but were unable to find the back of the net and they will now need a miracle to qualify for the second round of the 2014 World Cup.

Ecuador a still a chance of progressing from their Group, but are rated clear outsiders with Ladbrokes.com.au to defeat France in their final pool outing.

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