Tenth-ranked Suwon FC defeated Daejeon Hana Citizen with a goal from Lee Seung-woo to move out of the relegation zone.
Suwon FC defeated Daejeon 1-0 in the 29th round of the Hana One Q K League 2023 at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium on Monday with a first-half goal from Lee Seung-woo.
With three “fondant fondant” wins in its last five matches, 10th-ranked Suwon FC has accumulated 29 points and closed the gap on ninth-ranked Jeju United (34 points) to five points, which is the minimum to stay in the K League 1.
Eighth-place Daejeon (37 points) will have to wait until another time to move into the top half of the table.
Daejeon had the upper hand in the midfield, but Suwon FC, led by Lee Seung-woo, who has been on a hot streak lately, struck first.
In the 32nd minute, Lee Seung-woo slotted home a header from Kim Hyun on a corner kick from the right side of the box.
After a sluggish first half of the season, Lee has now scored four goals in five games since August, increasing his season tally to seven goals (two assists).
Thanks to Lee’s performance, Suwon FC has now won three and lost two of those five matches.
With the momentum in their favor, Suwon FC had to settle for an early goal in the 39th minute when Lee Kwang-hyuk’s cutback from the right was met by Kim Hyun with a non-stop right-footed shot that was saved by goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun.
Suwon FC had a chance to drive a wedge into the match in the dying minutes when Park Chul-woo won a penalty kick from Anton on the counterattack.
However, after taking three penalty kicks in the 38th minute of the second half, Kim Hyun failed to score.
The first rattled the net, but the goal was disallowed after Lee Seung-woo was adjudged to have entered the penalty area prematurely before he could shoot.
His second shot was saved by Lee Chang-geun, who was ruled to have taken his foot off the goal line before the shot was taken, giving Kim another chance.
Kim’s third shot was ridiculously high.
The striker, who hasn’t scored a goal this season, hung his head in shame.
Daejeon poured on the pressure in the second half, but couldn’t break through the Suwon FC defense, which has conceded the most goals this season (57).
At DGB Daegu Bank Park, Daegu FC defeated last-place Gangwon FC 1-0.
With their second straight win, Daegu jumped two spots to fifth place (41 points).
Gangwon, with 21 points, remained in 12th place.
For Daegu fans, it was a game that made them laugh at Sejingya and worry about Sejingya.
In the 13th minute of the first half, Sejingya rattled the net with a left-footed shot from the left square of the goal after Hong Chul at the back floated in a pass.
Gangwon center-back Kang Touji was close behind, but Sejingya kept his center of gravity low, held on, and finished with a picture-perfect shot.
With his eighth goal of the season, Sejingya moved into a tie for sixth place on the league scoring list.
Sejingya did not finish the game with a smile on his face, as he suffered a major injury late in the first half.
While battling for an aerial ball, Sejingya tangled with Kang Touji and fell down, his ribs pressed against the heel of Kang’s soccer shoe.
After being stretchered off, Sejingya was eventually replaced by Edgar in the 50th minute. He was immediately loaded into an ambulance and taken to the hospital.
If Sejingya’s injury is serious, it will be a major setback for Daegu as they look to reach the Final A.
Daegu were outnumbered in the 44th minute when Cho Jin-woo was sent off for a second yellow card for catching Gangwon’s Gabriel on the counterattack, but they managed to hold on for the win with five minutes remaining. 파워볼사이트