Professional soccer K League 1 (1st Division) leader Ulsan Hyundai won the “Hyundai Derby” against Jeonbuk Hyundai to record their first win in three games.
Ulsan defeated Jeonbuk 1-0 in the 27th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 at the Munsus Football Stadium in Ulsan, South Korea, on Monday, thanks to a goal from Uhm Won-sang.
With the win, Ulsan improved to 2-1-1 against Jeonbuk for the third time this season. The all-time record against Jeonbuk is tied at 111-41, with 29 wins and 41 draws.
Ulsan had been winless since a 2-1 victory over Jeju United on March 21, but consolidated its lead with a valuable win in the rivalry.
With their 19th win (W3 D5 L), Ulsan became the first team to reach the 60-point plateau, opening up a 14-point gap on second-place Pohang Steelers (W46).
The game was attended by 30,756 fans, Ulsan’s highest attendance of the season. The previous record was 28,039 in the first leg against Jeonbuk.
The first half ended 0-0, and the game remained tense until midway through the second half.
Ulsan head coach Hong Myung-bo made a change in the attack in the 25th minute, removing Lee Dong-gyung and bringing on veteran Lee Cheong-yong.
Within a minute, the mercenary move paid off. Lee set up Uhm Won-sang with a quick and accurate pass on a counterattack opportunity in the 26th minute, and Uhm Won-sang beat the goalkeeper with his left foot to take the lead.
Jeonbuk threw in Jun Amano, Lee Dong-joon, and Park Chang-woo in the 29th minute, but were unable to find an equalizer.
Suwon FC won 2-1 against Gangwon FC at Gangneung Sports Complex thanks to a dramatic late goal from Yoon Beom-Garam in stoppage time.
Suwon FC went down 0-1 in the first 20 minutes through Kang Too-ji, but Lee Seung-woo equalized three minutes into the second half.
Yoon Beom-garam converted a pass from Lee Young-jae on a corner kick set piece in stoppage time with the score tied at 1-1.
FC Seoul and Daegu FC played to a 2-2 draw in a back-and-forth affair that saw four goals exchanged.
The match was attended by 17,800 fans at Seoul World Cup Stadium, bringing Seoul’s total home attendance to 302,065 this season. They are the first K League 1 club to reach the 300,000 mark. 파워볼사이트