Hernandez Hits 50th International Goal As Mexico Overcome South Korea To Move Clear In Group F

West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal as he helped Mexico maintain their perfect start at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018 following a 2-1 win over South Korea in a Group F clash.

The former Manchester United star edged El Tri 2-0 ahead in the 66th minute for his 50th goal in 104 appearances after Carlos Vela add given the Mexicans the lead from the penalty on 26 minutes.

Tottenham Hotspur forward Heung-Min Son pulled one back for the 2002 World Cup hosts in added time with a fine finish from the edge of the box but it was too little too late as Mexico held on for the final minutes of the game to make it two successive wins from two games.

They had earlier stunned champions Germany 1-0 in their tournament opener, while their opponents today were beaten by Sweden by the same scoreline.

The win takes Mexico three points clear at the top of Group F and leaves them on the brink of last 16 qualification, while South Korea occupy bottom spot and are staring elimination in the face.

Germany face Sweden in other Group F clash hoping to bounce back from the disappointing defeat to leaders Mexico.