Hwang Sunghong draws Pohang in ‘Daejeon comeback game’

Gwangju-Gangwon extend winning streak

Daejeon Hana Citizens head coach Hwang Sun-hong earned a draw in his team’s return to the K League after four years. Gwangju FC kept a clean sheet for the first time in 16 matches. Gangwon FC reclaimed the top spot for the first time this season with a whopping five-game winning streak.

The Pohang Steelers and Daejeon Hana drew 1-1 in the 17th round of the Hana Bank K League 1 2024 at the Pohang Steel Yard on May 15.

The match was highlighted by the return of coach Hwang Sun-hong to the K League. Hwang was in charge of South Korea’s Olympic team until last month, when he was relieved of his duties after the team lost in the quarterfinals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup 2024.

On March 3, Hwang Sun-hong took over the reins of his last K League club, Daejeon Hana. Daejeon Hana reunited with Hwang, who coached the club four years ago, as they looked to mount a late-season comeback.

Facing top-ranked Pohang, Daejeon Hana took the lead with a lucky goal in the 15th minute. Kang Yoon-sung broke down the right flank and crossed to the center, where Pohang defender Lee Dong-hee failed to clear the ball, resulting in an own goal.

The stunned hosts equalized just nine minutes later. Oberdan sent in a ball from the left side of the box that was headed home by Alloway Jun.

After dominating the first half, Pohang looked for an equalizer in the second half, but their shots were off target. Lee Ho-jae’s shot from inside the box was caught by Lee Chang-geun’s fingertips. In the 16th minute of the second half, Oberdan had a perfect chance on the counterattack, but Han Chan-hee’s shot went over the crossbar. Pohang continued to pound away, but they were unable to open up the Daejeon Hana defense. In the end, the two sides shared a point.

With the result, Daejeon recorded its fifth league draw (3W8D) and moved up one spot to 10th place (15 points). Pohang moved up to second place in the league (30 points).

On the same day, Gwangju defeated Gimcheon Sangmu 2-0 at the Gwangju Football Stadium. It’s been 16 games since Gwangju kept a clean sheet on the opening day. Gwangju had won two straight before the break.

The tense balance was shaken by a sending off. In the 36th minute, Gimcheon’s Cho Hyun-taek was shown a red card after a deep back tackle on 토토사이트 Jung Ho-yeon.

With the numerical advantage, Gwangju decided the game in the second half. In the 30th minute of the second half, Park Tae-joon split the Gimcheon goal with a neat header from Jung Ho-yeon’s cross. Then, in the 43rd minute, Uhm Ji Sung added a second goal with a right-footed shot after a dribble.

Gwangju moved up to sixth place in the league with 22 points. Gimcheon, on the other hand, tasted defeat for the first time in two months and dropped to third place in the league (30 points).

Finally, at the Chuncheon Songam Sports Town, Kangwon extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-1 victory over Suwon FC.

The home team, Kangwon, pressed hard up front and attempted a series of shots in the first half. In the 13th minute of the match, they stole the ball in their own half and Yoo In-soo scored the opening goal off a pass from Lee Sang-heon.

Suwon FC fought back with the Andersson-Seung-woo line. In the 22nd minute, Andersson’s cross was headed by Seung-woo, but the ball hit the 바카라사이트 추천 top of the post.

The second half was a wild affair. First, in the ninth minute of the second half, Lee Seung-woo scored a neat equalizer off a pass from Andersson. It was a two-player attack that beat six Gangwon players.

However, Gangwon got back on the board just two minutes later. Yago fired a powerful left-footed shot from just outside the box that found the corner of the net. Then, in the 21st minute of the second half, Yang Min-hyuk added another goal with a right-footed shot from inside the box after receiving a through ball from Lee Sang-heon. The high school student scored his fifth goal of the season. Gangwon maintained this scoreline until the end to secure their fifth straight win.

With nine league wins (four draws and four losses), Gangwon moved to first place in the league with 31 points. Suwon FC remains in fifth place (27 points).

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