Diego Reyes scored a 58th minute winner to move Mexico closer to Russia 2018 with a victory at Trinidad and Tobago at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
Mexico were struggling to make headway early on, but came clase to grabbing an early breakthrough when Hector Moreno forced goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams to an acrobatic save.
The hosts set to take the lead when Joevin Jones produced a superb hit from from a breakaway, only for the referee to pull the back goal for an apparent offside call.
The moment proved crucial for the “Soca Warriors”, as Mexico made a better start to the second half and took the lead 13 minutes in. Diego Reyes connected with a Miguel Layun corner, pouncing in a header to give El Tri the advantage.
The goal helped Mexico finally warm up to the task, going close to doubling the lead through Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez.
With Trinidad and Tobago’s momentum checked, Juan Carlos Osorio’s side went on to hold on to all three points to remain top of the Hex.
Mexico next resume World Cup qualifying on June 8 against Honduras. Before that, however, Mexico will play a pair of friendlies against Croatia and the Republic of Ireland.