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Brilliant finishing and comical defending help Mexico to Gold Cup glory

Mexico beat Jamaica 3-1 in the final last night.

Mexican players celebrate their win.
Mexican players celebrate their win.
Image: AP/Press Association Images

FOR 30 MINUTES on Sunday night, Jamaica looked to be making a game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup final as they help Mexico scoreless.

However, 26 seconds later Andres Guardado broke the deadlock with a sublime finish to put Mexico up 1-0, a lead they never looked like surrendering.
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A minute after the re-start, the Jamaican defence was caught out again, this time Jesus Corona firing a low drive to the far post to double Mexico’s lead.
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Thirty minutes from time, Oribe Peralta took advantage of comical defending inside the area to seal the win, despite Darren Mattocks’ consolation goal in the 80th minute.
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