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WC Qualification CONCACAF

  • October 12, 2012
  • • 9:00 PM
  • • BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: W. Lopez
  • • Attendance: 12115

Live Commentary

  • What a showing. After 78 scoreless minutes, Mexico annihilate Guyana with five in eight minutes. Guyanese heads are still spinning.
  • 86'
    Assist O. Peralta
  • 86'
    Goal Á. Reyna
  • 86'
    It's a rout now, the fifth a great far-post blast from Reyna.
  • 86'
    And the Little Pea finally gets one, heading home Peralta's cross from ten yards out.
  • 84'
    Assist A. Guardado
  • 84'
    Goal Javier Hernández
  • 83'
    Yellow Card Christopher Nurse
  • 82'
    Own Goal Charles Pollard
  • 82'
    Oh, that's an ugly one. Chicharito is dispossessed by Charles Pollard, but the ball gets away from him and beats his own keeper.
  • 80'
    SubstitutionRicky Shakes Dwight Keston Peters
  • 80'
    The floodgates are open. A slick Mexico move sees Chicharito draw the goalkeeper out, and his neat pass gives Peralta an easy finish.
  • 79'
    Assist Javier Hernández
  • 79'
    Goal O. Peralta
  • 78'
    Assist Jorge Enríquez
  • 78'
    Goal A. Guardado
  • 78'
    Finally! A goal for Mexico! Andres Guardado is there to clean up a half-cleared corner kick, and his low, curling effort evades the Guyana defense.
  • 73'
    SubstitutionNick Millington Anthony Abrams
  • 73'
    SubstitutionSinha Á. Reyna
  • 73'
    A cross skits across the Guyana six-yard box, but a sliding Oscar Peralta is a fraction behind it and misses his chance.
  • 70'
    The Guyana goalkeeper has been tested plenty, and apart from a few bobbled stops, he's proven the equal to every Mexico effort.
  • 66'
    SubstitutionShawn Beveney Kester Jacobs
  • 62'
    Yellow Card Trayon Bobb
  • 58'
    Oscar Peralta has just one defender and the goalkeeper in his way after taking a long ball down the left, but he's dispossessed as he makes his move into the box.
  • 57'
    SubstitutionI. Jiménez E. Hernández
  • 54'
    Hector Moreno uses his head to redirect a corner kick on goal at the near post, but the goalkeeper handles easily.
  • 51'
    Guyana is trying to put some offensive moves together, but it lacks numbers, and the Mexico defense is just too competent.
  • 46'
    And we're back for the second half. Will Guyana hand on an earn a point (or more) for pride? Or will El Tri finally capitalize on its dominance?
  • We've reached the interval, and although this game won't end up mattering, given the group positions of these sides, Jose Manuel de la Torre can't be happy with the quality of his side's finishing.
  • 44'
    This time it's Oscar Peralta's turn to miss, as his header from a corner goes over the crossbar.
  • 40'
    Another missed opportunity for Mexico. A shot from Guardado hit the post, and Israel Jimenez attempts an impressive overhead kick that ends up saved.
  • 39'
    SubstitutionGerardo Torrado Jorge Enríquez
  • 34'
    Guyana nearly gets one against the run of play, with only a great reflex save from Orozco stopping Richardson's close-range effort.
  • 33'
    Yet another missed chance for Mexico, as Andres Guardado's free kick curls too much at the near post.
  • 27'
    Mexico is dominant in the final area, but the final ball just isn't there. A fine cross goes untouched through the box, and when Chicharito gets a chance with the ball at his feet, he can't settle it and get a shot away.
  • 23'
    Chicarito has a chance coming in from the left, but his effort goes past the far post. Mexico is knocking at the door.
  • 16'
    A nice long-range effort from Torres Nilo, whose shot from outside the box goes wide.
  • 14'
    Mexico almost finds an opener as a long ball from defense finds Aquino, whose chip is over the keeper, but hits the post. The woodwork is not helping Mexico tonight.
  • 7'
    And Chicharito slams his spot kick into the crossbar!
  • 6'
    Penalty for Mexico! Guyana keeper Carter appears to catch Chicharito's legs on a breakaway
  • 3'
    Yellow Card Derrick Carter
  • 1'
    Jonathan Orozco is making his first start in goal for El Tri, while Olympic gold medalists Aquino, Jimenez, and Peralta all start for Mexico.
  • Guyana starting lineup: Carter, Millington, Smith, Moore, Shakes, Jacobs, Nurse, Richardson, Pollard, Beveney, Bobb.
  • Mexico starting lineup: Orozco, Torres Nilo, Moreno, Jiménez, Maza, Torrado, Sinha, Aquino, Guardado, Peralta, Chicharito
  • Hello, everyone, I'm editor Keith Hickey, and I'll be doing your live commentary as Mexico takes on Guyana in World Cup qualifying.