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CONCACAF GOLD CUP: McCleary grabs winner as Boyz top group

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 7:18 PM

 

TORONTO (AP) - Garath McCleary tapped in a rebound in the 72nd minute as 10-man Jamaica beat El Salvador 1-0 Tuesday night to clinch Group B in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

It was McCleary's second goal of the tournament. Jobi McAnuff's shot from distance forced a diving save by Derby Carrillo, but McCleary was left unmarked in front of goal for an easy finish.

Jamaica are unbeaten in seven of  their last eight Gold Cup matches and will play Haiti in the quarterfinals.

Jamaica's Jermaine Taylor was injured in the opening minutes of the game on a challenge with Andres Flores. Then, goalkeeper Dwayne Miller was carried off in the 23rd minute after taking an unintentional hit to the head by Punyed. Miller was replaced by Thompson.

Darren Mattocks was sent off in the 81st minute after receiving his second yellow card for Jamaica.