Ecuador comes from behind to beat Honduras 2-1

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Ecuador comes from behind to beat Honduras 2-1
Ecuador's Enner Valencia, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Ecuador's Enner Valencia, right, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Ecuador's Enner Valencia, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Ecuador's Enner Valencia, top right, scores his team's second goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Ecuador's Enner Valencia, right, scores his side's second goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Ecuador's Enner Valencia (13) scores his side's second goal with a header during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Ecuador's Enner Valencia celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Ecuador's Enner Valencia celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Honduras' Luis Garrido, left, and Ecuador's Cristhian Noboa challenge for the ball during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Honduras' Juan Montes, right, bicycle kicks the ball away from Ecuador's Juan Paredes during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Ecuador's Jorge Guagua, left, and Honduras' Carlo Costly challenge for the ball during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Honduras' Carlo Costly celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Ecuador's Jefferson Montero, right, flies over Honduras' Maynor Figueroa during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Honduras' Jerry Bengtson, right, controls the ball during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Honduras' Carlo Costly celebrates after scoring a goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Honduras' Carlo Costly celebrates after scoring a goal during the group E World Cup soccer match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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By Pan Pylas

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) - Ecuador forward Enner Valencia scored twice in a 2-1 comeback victory over Honduras on Friday that kept his team in contention at the World Cup.

Ecuador moved into second spot in Group E with a match remaining against group-leading France, which has had two dominating wins.

Honduras took the lead in the 31st minute with its first goal at the World Cup in 32 years when Carlo Costly latched onto a long ball following a mistake from Ecuador defender Jorge Guagua.

Valencia responded three minutes later, tapping in from close range.

He scored the winner came in the 65th when he out-jumped the defense to head home a free kick from Walter Ayovi. Ecuador lost its opening match 2-1 to Switzerland, but edged ahead of the Swiss on goal difference.

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