Spain get their WC campaign back on track


dominant Spain got their World Cup campaign firmly back on track when David Villa struck twice to lead the European champions to a 2-0 win over Group H minnows Honduras on Monday.

After last week's shock 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in their opening match, coach Vicente del Bosque fielded a more ambitious 4-4-2 formation at Ellis Park, with Fernando Torres joining strike partner Villa in a two-pronged attack.

Spain took early control against an error-prone Honduran side on a chilly night in Johannesburg and Villa, who also missed a second-half penalty, came close to an opening goal in the eighth minute when his long-range effort shook the crossbar.

Image: David Villa (right) celebrates with Fernando Torres after scoring against Honduras
Photographs: Reuters

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