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.

Analysis

"Ecuador just had a bit more quality than Honduras. They can be proud of their performances. They were unlucky to lose against Switzerland and were very good against Honduras. I hope they give it a real go against France."

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.

Enner Valencia in focus

As a child, 24-year-old Enner Valencia milked cows and then sold the milk in his rural village in order to pay for his first pair of football boots.

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

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Honduras

  • 18 Valladares
  • 21 Beckeles
  • 07 Izaguirre (García - 45' )
  • 19 Garrido (Martínez - 71' )
  • 05 Bernárdez Booked
  • 03 Figueroa
  • 14 García (Chávez - 82' )
  • 20 Claros
  • 13 Costly
  • 11 Bengtson Booked
  • 15 Espinoza

Substitutes

  • 01 López
  • 02 Chávez
  • 04 Montes
  • 06 García
  • 09 Palacios
  • 10 Martínez
  • 12 Delgado
  • 16 Martínez
  • 17 Najar
  • 22 Escober
  • 23 Chávez

Ecuador

  • 22 Domínguez
  • 04 Paredes
  • 10 Ayoví
  • 14 Minda (Gruezo - 83' )
  • 02 Guagua
  • 03 Erazo
  • 16 A Valencia Booked
  • 06 Noboa
  • 13 E Valencia Booked
  • 11 Caicedo (Méndez - 82' )
  • 07 Montero Booked (Achilier - 92' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Banguera
  • 05 Ibarra
  • 08 Méndez
  • 09 Rojas
  • 12 Bone
  • 15 Arroyo
  • 17 Ayoví
  • 18 Bagüí
  • 19 Saritama
  • 20 Martínez
  • 21 Achilier
  • 23 Gruezo
Ref: Ben Williams
Att: 39,224

Match Stats

Shots

17 10

On target

5 4

Corners

4 12

Fouls

15 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Honduras 1, Ecuador 2.

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Honduras 1, Ecuador 2.

90:00 +3:10

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

90:00 +1:42

Hand ball by Antonio Valencia (Ecuador).

90:00 +1:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ecuador. Gabriel Achilier replaces Jefferson Montero.

90:00 +0:24

Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Jorge Claros.

90:00 +0:06

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

89:42

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

89:24

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

89:24

Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Honduras).

85:26

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

84:28

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

83:39

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

83:39

Foul by Víctor Bernárdez (Honduras).

82:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ecuador. Carlos Gruezo replaces Oswaldo Minda.

81:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ecuador. Édison Méndez replaces Felipe Caicedo.

81:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Honduras. Marvin Chávez replaces Óscar García.

80:41

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

79:57 Booking

Booking Jefferson Montero (Ecuador) is shown the yellow card.

79:45

Foul by Jefferson Montero (Ecuador).

79:45

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

78:11

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

76:26

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Walter Ayoví.

75:42

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

75:40

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

74:54

Foul by Christian Noboa (Ecuador).

74:54

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

73:32

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

72:50

Foul by Christian Noboa (Ecuador).

72:50

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

71:51 Booking

Booking Enner Valencia (Ecuador) is shown the yellow card.

71:42

Foul by Christian Noboa (Ecuador).

71:42

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

70:45

Hand ball by Enner Valencia (Ecuador).

70:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Honduras. Mario Martínez replaces Luis Garrido.

70:12

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

69:40

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

68:30

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

68:30

Foul by Carlo Costly (Honduras).

66:09

Foul by Antonio Valencia (Ecuador).

66:09

Maynor Figueroa (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Honduras 1, Ecuador 2. Enner Valencia (Ecuador) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Walter Ayoví with a cross following a set piece situation.

63:26

Jefferson Montero (Ecuador) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:26

Foul by Óscar García (Honduras).

63:06

Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Juan Carlos García.

61:53

Offside, Honduras. Roger Espinoza tries a through ball, but Carlo Costly is caught offside.

61:28

Foul by Christian Noboa (Ecuador).

61:28

Luis Garrido (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:57

Attempt missed. Frickson Erazo (Ecuador) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Juan Carlos Paredes with a cross following a corner.

60:44

Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Jorge Claros.

59:48

Attempt missed. Jorge Claros (Honduras) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

59:14

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Alexander Domínguez.

59:10

Attempt saved. Jerry Bengtson (Honduras) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jorge Claros.

58:02

Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Jerry Bengtson.

57:24

Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Noel Valladares.

56:31 Booking

Booking Antonio Valencia (Ecuador) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

56:27

Foul by Antonio Valencia (Ecuador).

56:27

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

55:33

Juan Carlos Paredes (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:33

Foul by Carlo Costly (Honduras).

55:08

Foul by Antonio Valencia (Ecuador).

55:08

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

53:36

Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Jerry Bengtson.

53:03

Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Brayan Beckeles.

50:48

Attempt missed. Christian Noboa (Ecuador) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jefferson Montero.

49:44

Juan Carlos Paredes (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:44

Foul by Roger Espinoza (Honduras).

47:35

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

47:35

Foul by Víctor Bernárdez (Honduras).

46:36

Offside, Ecuador. Oswaldo Minda tries a through ball, but Enner Valencia is caught offside.

45:34

Attempt saved. Brayan Beckeles (Honduras) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Roger Espinoza.

45:00

Second Half begins Honduras 1, Ecuador 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Honduras. Juan Carlos García replaces Emilio Izaguirre.

45:00 +2:59 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Honduras 1, Ecuador 1.

45:00 +2:21 Booking

Booking Jerry Bengtson (Honduras) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

45:00 +1:55

Hand ball by Jerry Bengtson (Honduras).

45:00 +1:51

Carlo Costly (Honduras) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Brayan Beckeles.

45:00 +0:45

Attempt missed. Jerry Bengtson (Honduras) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Óscar García with a cross following a corner.

45:00 +0:21

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Alexander Domínguez.

45:00 +0:16

Attempt saved. Víctor Bernárdez (Honduras) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

44:12

Foul by Jorge Guagua (Ecuador).

44:12

Jerry Bengtson (Honduras) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:55

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

43:08

Delay in match Carlo Costly (Honduras) because of an injury.

42:07

Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Maynor Figueroa.

41:03

Juan Carlos Paredes (Ecuador) wins a free kick on the right wing.

41:03

Foul by Emilio Izaguirre (Honduras).

40:20

Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Maynor Figueroa.

39:54

Jorge Guagua (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:54

Foul by Carlo Costly (Honduras).

37:50

Juan Carlos Paredes (Ecuador) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:50

Foul by Jerry Bengtson (Honduras).

35:46

Felipe Caicedo (Ecuador) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:46

Foul by Roger Espinoza (Honduras).

33:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Honduras 1, Ecuador 1. Enner Valencia (Ecuador) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

33:18

Attempt blocked. Juan Carlos Paredes (Ecuador) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jefferson Montero.

30:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Honduras 1, Ecuador 0. Carlo Costly (Honduras) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

29:34

Hand ball by Carlo Costly (Honduras).

28:36

Foul by Christian Noboa (Ecuador).

28:36

Jorge Claros (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:50

Attempt missed. Víctor Bernárdez (Honduras) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Óscar García with a cross following a corner.

26:17

Corner, Honduras. Conceded by Juan Carlos Paredes.

26:15

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

25:43

Foul by Jefferson Montero (Ecuador).

25:43

Jorge Claros (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:38

Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Luis Garrido.

20:21

Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Luis Garrido.

19:54

Corner, Ecuador. Conceded by Víctor Bernárdez.

18:59

Attempt missed. Enner Valencia (Ecuador) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Frickson Erazo.

18:03

Foul by Jefferson Montero (Ecuador).

18:03

Brayan Beckeles (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:45

Attempt missed. Carlo Costly (Honduras) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jorge Claros.

11:13

Foul by Enner Valencia (Ecuador).

11:13

Óscar García (Honduras) wins a free kick on the right wing.

7:36

Attempt missed. Walter Ayoví (Ecuador) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

7:35

Attempt blocked. Christian Noboa (Ecuador) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

6:17 Booking

Booking Víctor Bernárdez (Honduras) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

6:15

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

6:15

Foul by Víctor Bernárdez (Honduras).

5:43

Attempt saved. Óscar García (Honduras) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Carlo Costly.

5:02

Foul by Enner Valencia (Ecuador).

5:02

Víctor Bernárdez (Honduras) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:52

Attempt saved. Felipe Caicedo (Ecuador) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Walter Ayoví.

0:06

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

0:06

Foul by Jorge Claros (Honduras).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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