Seoul mount spirited comeback
Two late goals gave FC Seoul a 2-1 comeback win over Jeju United at the Seoul World Cup Stadium and kept them top of K-League. Jeju's Brazilian striker Oliveira headed home an eighth-minute free-kick to give the visitors a shock lead early on.
The scoreline stayed that way until seven minutes from time when Ki Sung-yung picked up the ball in midfield and found Koh Myung-jin who finished from six yards. A draw was looming until Lee Chung-yung crossed for defender Park Yong-ho to head home for a win that keeps Seoul two points clear of Jeonbuk Motors, who won 3-1 at Chunnam Dragons.
Two goals within the first 30 minutes from the league's leading goalscorer Lee Dong-guk gave the 2006 Asian Champions League winners control of the Jeolla Derby. Adriano Chuva pulled one back after 56 minutes, but Seo Jung-jin restored the two-goal lead with two minutes to play.
"I was able to rest well after the end of the first part of the season," said Lee.
"We are working hard and I am doing my best not to miss the chances that come my way.
"I will continue to train hard in order to maintain this good form," he said.
Champions Suwon Samsung Bluewings picked up just their second win of the season so far with a 1-0 triumph at home to bottom club Daegu FC. Midfielder Park Hyun-beom scored the only goal of the game after 19 minutes.
And in the day's final match, Daejeon Citizen picked up their second win of the season by beating Busan I'Park 3-2.