Javier Hernandez scores brace, but Mexico held 2-2 by Honduras

(Sporting Alert) — Honduras rallied from two goals down draw 2-2 with Mexico in a CONCACAF last round qualifying game on Friday evening.

Mexico rushed out to a 2-0 lead with Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez scoring on both sides of 45 minutes, but Carlos Costly and Jerry Bengtson returned the favor to earn Honduras a share of the point.

Hernandez met a cross from Giovani Dos Santos at the near post to head Mexico into the lead in the 28th minute and the visitors took a 1-0 half-time lead.

The forward then guided home from close range off a corner kick 54th minute to send Mexico 2-0 up.

However, Costly pulled a goal back for the home side in the 77th before Bengtson got the equalizer three-minutes.

It was the second successive draw for Mexico who had played to a 0-0 draw at home with Jamaica.

USA with play Costa Rico and Jamaica will host Panama in the later games tonight.

Honduras v Mexico

Honduras: Valladares, Peralta, Costly, Izaguirre, Bengston, Garrido, Martinez, Figueroa, Oscar Garcia, Espinoza, Bernardez
Subs: Hernandez, Chavez, Juan Garcia, Palacios, Discua, Fuentes, Beckeles, Claros, Rojas, Mendez, Escober

Mexico: Corona, Rodriguez, Salcido, Giovani, Aquino, Meza, Hernandez, Moreno, Zavala, Guardado, Torres
Subs: Talavera, Torrado, Ayala, Herrera, Bravo, Reyes, Pena, Magallon, Molina Granados, Jimenez

Referee: Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)

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