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Canada remains unbeaten atop World Cup qualifying group with victory over HondurasCanada maintained its unbeaten record and took a step closer to Qatar 2022 with a 2-0 victory over Honduras in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying play Thursday.

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Own goal set up by Buchanan, highlight reel effort by David seal clean sheet win

The Canadian Press(Delmer Martinez/The Associated Press)

Canada continues its march to Qatar 2022, showing off an array of talent along the way.

The Canadian men put on what coach John Herdman called a "professional performance" in a 2-0 victory over Honduras in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying play Thursday.

"It was never going to be a pretty match for us but it had to be disciplined," he said. "That [Honduran] team has massive threats, transitional threats. But we also knew we could be really dangerous in the transition. I thought that's where we were clinical tonight.

"We bent a little bit but we didn't break. And that's the story, I think, of the identity of this team."
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The win kept Canada (5-0-4, 19 points) atop the eight-team qualifying standings although the second-place U.S. (5-1-3, 18 points) and third-place Mexico (5-2-2, 17 points) kept pace with victories of their own. With fourth-place Panama losing in Costa Rica, the top three are beginning to put some distance between them and the rest of the field, which bodes well for World Cup qualification.

The 40th-ranked Canadians can stretch that lead when they face the Americans in a top-of-the-table tilt Sunday at Hamilton's Tim Hortons Field. Canada will then make the 3,400-kilometre trip to San Salvador to face El Salvador next Wednesday.

WATCH | David scores highlight reel goal to clinch victory:

Jonathan David seals road win over Honduras to keep Canada atop the CONCACAF table

22 hours agoDuration 1:17Jonathan David capped off Liam Fraser's long pass in the 73rd minute as Canada shut out Honduras 2-0 to remain atop the FIFA World Cup CONCACAF qualifiers table.1:17

Canada went ahead in the 10th minute on a Honduran own goal, looked comfortable through the first half and held off the Hondurans in the second half as the home side showed more on offence.

After a huge save by Milan Borjan midway through the second half maintained Canada's lead, Jonathan David delivered the coup de grace on a remarkable rapid-fire transition goal in the 73rd minute.

After Honduras lost possession on the edge of the Canadian box, thanks to some well-timed thievery by Tajon Buchanan, Sam Adekugbe slipped the ball to nearby Liam Fraser, who found David on the Honduras edge of the centre circle behind two defenders with a perfectly measured 40-yard ball.

Without missing a step, David angled his chest to control the ball, then headed it forward and — when he caught up with it — chipped the keeper with his left foot.

Three beautiful touches at full speed produced his 19th goal in 25 matches for Canada.

David continues to impress

The 22-year-old from Ottawa continues to put himself in the shop window, with several big English Premier League clubs reportedly watching him closely for the summer transfer window.

It was a world-class goal with an assist to match.

"The pass [Fraser] made to Johnny was a laser," said Herdman, savouring another player stepping up.

"It's a special story that's unfolding here and it seems like every man is being able to contribute on the journey."

Toronto FC loaned Fraser out to Columbus last season and then saw him move to Belgium's KMSK Deinze after his contract ran out at the end of the year. They may rue losing him.

WATCH l Canada's Borjan makes terrific diving save to keep clean-sheet:

Milan Borjan's 'massive' save preserves Canada's clean sheet victory over Honduras

21 hours agoDuration 1:21Milan Borjan made a terrific diving save in the 70th minute as Canada blanked Honduras 2-0 in FIFA World Cup CONCACAF qualifying.More soccer coverage:
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