David’s wondergoal highlights Canada triumph in Honduras
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras.- Canada secured its first win in Honduras since 1985, staying atop the table in the final round of FIFA World Cup qualification in the Concacaf region with a 2-0 win on Thursday.
Goals on either side of the half, including a wondergoal from FW Jonathan David in the second stanza, pushed John Herdman’s squad to the first win for Canada since George Pakos scored in Tegucigalpa on the way to the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
Tajon Buchanan helped Canada go up early, getting down the wing and sending in a ball that Honduras DF Denil Maldonado tried to deal with, but instead headed into his own net to give the visitors the 1-0 advantage just 11 minutes in.
With the score still 1-0, Canada GK Milan Borjan was called into action in the 71st minute, diving to stop a Kervin Arriaga header on a set piece that was whipped in from the wing.
Moments later, Liam Fraser blasted a well-measured pass forward for David, who took his first touch in the midfield circle and headed forward with his second, before using his third touch to send the shot past Honduras GK Luis “Buba” Lopez to double the advantage, 2-0.
¡Se acabó el encuentro! Canadá vuele a sumar 3 puntos, esta vez de visita 🔥— Concacaf (@Concacaf) January 28, 2022
Game over! Canada earns another three points, this time playing away from home 🔥
⏱️ 90' 🇭🇳 0 🆚 2 🇨🇦 #CWCQ pic.twitter.com/MqgpVvzrJF
Canada now heads home for a first-place versus second-place clash with the United States, while Honduras has another contest in the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, welcoming El Salvador.