Jeju hit summit, Suwon continue revival
Jeju United returned to the top of the K-League with a 4-0 win over Gwangju Sangmu, while Suwon Bluewings continued their resurgence ahead of next month's AFC Champions League quarter-finals. Jeju are now one point ahead of FC Seoul, who are in action tomorrow.
Three first-half goals did the damage for the Park Kyung-Hoon's side. Oh Sung-Bom opened the scoring after 14 minutes and just three minutes later, Brazilian striker Neko made it two.
Compatriot Santos all but ended the game as a contest just before the break, and Kim Eun-Jung added a fourth three minutes after the restart to give Jeju a seventh win in eight games.
"We lost last week at FC Seoul but I am very happy with how the players bounced back," said coach Park. "Beating Gwangju like this has proved our credentials."
Suwon won 3-2 at Incheon United in what was an exciting encounter. The visitors were two goals to the good by the break. The opener came from an own goal after 37 minutes, when Ahn Jae-Jun headed Yeom Ki-Hun's floated free-kick into his own net.
Four minutes later, Baek Ji-Hoon celebrated his call-up to the Korea Republic squad for Wednesday's friendly against Nigeria with a fine low shot into the bottom corner from 25 yards. Incheon pulled a goal back seven minutes after the restart thanks to a well-placed free-kick from Jang-Hyok, only for Lee Hyun-Jin to restore Suwon's advantage. With 20 minutes remaining, Yoo Byung-Soo fired home from the spot but Suwon hung on for a third victory in four games.
Elsewhere, Ulsan Horang-I were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom club Gangwon, and Daejeon Citizen beat Daegu 3-1.