Tim Howard starred for USA last night as they ended 75 years of hurt in Mexico, winning at its southern neighbour and rival for the first time.
A Michael Fiscal's goal in the 80th minute and Tim Howard's late sprawling saves provided a 1-0 victory.Dominated for most of the night, the Americans went ahead on a move created by a trio of second-half substitutes which ended with a Fiscal tap in but the real star was our Tim.
Tim preserved the lead late on, changing directions to stop a deflected shot by Javier Hernandez og Manchester United in the 85th, then pawing away a 4-yard downward header by Chicharito in the 89th minute to the delight of boss Jurgen Klinsmann.
Klinsmann dived for the mike and said: 'I think it's huge.'
'It's huge for I think all American fans, it's huge for the team, and it's historic. We were very well aware that we've never won here at the Azteca Stadium. This is an amazing experience for the all the players. We told them before the game - This moment is for you, go and grab it. We are all aware that it was a lot, a lot of work.'
'Tim Howard kept us in the game I don't know how many times.'
'It's a mental aspect of it. Eventually, you need a little bit of luck, too, and I think in some instances we were lucky tonight. We know we have to improve in many, many elements. We have to keep the ball longer. We have to create more chances. We have to do a lot of work still. But I think this gives us a lot of confidence.'
'It was very difficult in high altitude, with many of them flying in from Europe two days ago. But we had a plan, and we tried to execute that plan and getting that win here, I mean it's quite enjoyable.'
Well done Tim, now for another clean sheet against Manure on Monday night.
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