Jeonbuk held again, Jeju recover
K-League leaders Jeonbuk Motors dropped points for a third successive week after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Gwangju FC.
It could have been worse for the AFC Champions League quarter-finalists, who have yet to win in July after also being held to draws by FC Seoul and Ulsan Horang-I, as they needed an own goal to earn a point.
Lee Sung-Ki put Gwangju ahead in the 57th minute, slotting in the rebound after Park Dong-Ki had seen his shot blocked, but Jeonbuk salvaged a draw with an equaliser soon after when Park Won-Jae's cross bounced off Kim Su-Beom into his own net.
"For us, a draw feels like a defeat," said Jeonbuk coach Choi Kang-Hee. "This is the third game without a win. There is nothing especially wrong with how we are playing and with the mood in the camp, but we need to take a look at things. We have a home game next week and will get ready for that."
Second-placed Pohang Steelers can cut the gap at the top to one point if they defeat FC Seoul tomorrow, while Jeju United stayed in third after drawing 2-2 at Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma.
Jeju bounce back
Jeju looked on course for a second successive defeat when they fell 2-0 behind, following strikes in quick succession from Brazilians Heverton and Everton Santos in the first half
However, two goals in the final 14 minutes from Park Hyun-Beom saw Jeju hit back and claim a share of the spoils.
Busan I'Park go fourth, level on 29 points with Jeju, following a 2-1 win at Sangju Sangmu. Kim Cheol-Ho put Sangju ahead but goals from Han Ji-Ho and Park Tae-Min gave Busan the win.
Suwon Bluewings edged closer to the play-off places with a 1-0 victory at home to Incheon United, new signing Stevica Ristic netting the winner just before the break with his second goal in successive games.
Elsewhere, Ulsan won 2-1 at bottom club Gangwon FC with goals from Kim Shin-Wook and Lee Jin-Ho cancelling out an effort from Lee Jung-Woon for the hosts, while Gyeongnam FC thrashed Daejeon Citizen 7-1.
Yoon Bit Garam, Lee Hyo-Gyun, Lee Hoon, Park Min, Luke Devere, Jordan and Lucio got the goals for Gyeongnam while Lee Woon-Hee got a late consolation for Daejeon.