Mexico took the lead in the sixth minute but two second half goals from the visitors inflicted just their second competitive defeat at the Azteca in 77 outings with Izaguirre setting up the winner for Carlo Costly.
The win allowed Honduras to leapfrog Mexico into third place in the six nation group. With home matches coming up against Panama (5th placed) and Costa Rica (1st place) to come qualification, via a place in the top three, is back in the hands of the Hondurans. In their final qualifier, on October 15, Honduras travel to meet bottom placed Jamaica.
Alongside Mexico the other big losers last night were the USA who lost 3-1 away to Costa Rica. The USA have been ever present at every World Cup since 1990 but have their work cut out to make it directly to Brazil with the third placed nation going into a play-off against a nation from another confederation.
“Winning in Mexico is a great achievement but we had faith in God and in each other,” Izaguirre said after the match. “We got what we wanted from the match and it takes us closer to reaching Brazil.
“Whoever the opponents are we know that we have to take three points from each of our three remaining games, we have faith in our abilities.
“We know what qualifying for Brazil would mean to our fans and now we are fully focussed on achieving that goal.”