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Peralta's Goal Gives Mexico 1-0 Victory Over Cameroon in Group A (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images for Sony)

 

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Mexico overcame the setback of two disallowed goals to beat Cameroon 1-0 with a second-half strike by Oribe Peralta and join Brazil at the top of World Cup Group A with three points on Friday. Mexico, on top throughout, were goalless at halftime after Giovani Dos Santos had a neat volley and a header from a corner both ruled out for offside in decisions TV replays showed were wrong

 

 

Mexico, on top throughout the match, were goalless at halftime after Giovani Dos Santos had a neat volley and a header from a corner both ruled out for offside in decisions TV replays showed were wrong. In relentless rain Mexico continued to dominate, though, and broke through in the 61st minute when a Dos Santos shot was deflected by the goal keeper into the path of Peralta who tucked it in.

Samuel Eto'o clipped a post early on for Cameroon but they did little in attack and have now still won only one game in their last five World Cups, having become the first African team to reach the quarterfinals in 1990

 

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