Two second-half goals saw FC Seoul come from behind to claim a much-needed 2-1 victory at home to Jeju United in the K-League. In a game played during thunderstorms at Seoul World Cup Stadium, the champions recorded just their second win of the season and the first since Hwangbo Kwan resigned as coach on Monday.
Caretaker boss Choi Yong-Soo saw Jeju take a first-half lead as Park Hyun-Beom curled a left-foot shot into the top corner from just inside the area. Seoul hit back on the hour in simple fashion. Mauricio Molina floated in a free-kick that was headed home by an unmarked Park Yong-Ho.
Koh Myung-Jin then rounded goalkeeper Yoo Song-ho Ho-Jun with ten minutes remaining for the winner as Seoul triumphed in the battle of the Asian Champions League participants. Seoul entertain Al Ain on Tuesday while Jeju travel to China to take on Tianjin Teda.
"The players gave their all to give us the win," said Choi. "We have eight games in May so we have a busy schedule and we need to get ready for that."
Big players drop points
Another continental challenger Suwon Bluewings lost 1-0 at Sangju Sangmu as Koh Cha-Won scored the only goal of the game with a diving header after 70 minutes. Pohang Steelers stay top despite being held to a goalless draw at home to bottom club Gangwon FC.
Jeonbuk Motors are just two points behind after winning 6-2 at Incheon United. Lee Dong-Gook scored twice for the visitors with Lim Yoo-Hwan, Eninho, Kim Dong-Chan and Jung Sung-Hoon getting the others. Han Kyo-Won and Bae Hyo-Sung netted the Incheon goals.
Busan I'Park defeated Chunnam Dragons 3-0 thanks to goals from Lim Sang-Hyub, Lee Jung-Ho and Han Sang-Woon, while Ulsan Horang-I came back from Juninho's early strike to win 2-1 at home to Daegu with Koh Sul-Gi and Kim Sin-Wook on target.
Finally, Gyeongnam FC fought back from two goals down at home to Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma to draw 2-2. An own goal from Lee Yong-Gi after 12 minutes and a Cho Dong-Keun effort put Seongnam in control until Lucio and then Kim Yong-Woo struck to earn the hosts a point.