Villa grabs two as Spain beat Honduras 2-0

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Villa grabs two as Spain beat Honduras 2-0

Striker David Villa hit two stunning goals — and missed a penalty — as Spain returned to form with a 2-0 victory over Honduras at the World Cup on Monday.

By (Reuters)

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Published: Mon 21 Jun 2010, 2:37 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:16 AM

Villa scored a brilliant solo goal in the 17th minute, threading through the Honduran defence and lashing home with his right foot.

He added a second in the 51st with a fierce drive from outside the box but failed to complete a hat trick by shooting wide from the penalty spot 11 minutes later.

The European champions, who fell to a shock 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in their opening Group H game, squandered a hatful of chances in a one-sided game against the central Americans.

Chile, who beat Switzerland 1-0 earlier in Port Elizabeth, lead the group with six points from Spain and the Swiss on three and Honduras on none.

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