Professional soccer’s K League 1 Jeonbuk Hyundai earned its first back-to-back wins in the league this season thanks to a late goal from Song Min-kyu. The club pulled off a dramatic 2-1 come-from-behind win against Suwon Samsung thanks to a multi-goal performance from Thomas.
Jeonbuk defeated Daegu FC 1-0 in the 17th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on July 7, thanks to Song Min-gyu’s final goal. After a 2-0 win over leaders Ulsan Hyundai in the ‘Hyundai Street Derby’ on the previous three days, Jeonbuk has now won two in a row. This is the first time Jeonbuk has recorded back-to-back wins in the league this season. The win was Jeonbuk’s seventh in a row (W3 D7 L7 D24), while Daegu (W6 D5 L24) ended their unbeaten streak in their last five matches (W3 D2 L5).
After a 0-0 first half, Jeonbuk secured the win with a late goal from Song Min-kyu. In the 12th minute of the second half, Hapa Silva broke through and the ball hit the body of a Daegu defender and found Song Min-gyu on the left side of the penalty box, who calmly curled it with his right foot to open the scoring. Daegu fought back but couldn’t find the equalizer.
Gwangju conceded a goal in the 40th minute through Ahn Byung-joon at home at Gwangju Stadium, but Thomas scored back-to-back goals in the 23rd and 45th minutes to beat Suwon 2-1 for their third straight win. Gwangju (7W3D7L, 24 points) extended its winning streak to three games, while last-place Suwon (2W2D13L, 8 points) fell to a fourth straight defeat.
Gwangju had scoring chances in the 15th and 36th minutes of the first half, but failed to capitalize. Meanwhile, Suwon, who hadn’t had many chances, 메이저사이트 took the lead in the 40th minute through Ahn Byung-joon’s “one shot, one kill” goal. After a ball in from the back, Lee Sang-min slid the ball to Ahn Byung-joon near the penalty spot, and the midfielder struck a precise left-footed shot from the left side of the penalty area into the right corner of Gwangju’s goal.
After ending the first half trailing, Gwangju launched a second half comeback. The key was Thomas. After coming off the bench, Thomas entered the game in the eighth minute of the second half and scored his K League 1 debut in the 23rd minute with a right-footed shot from the right side of the penalty area after Doo Hyun-seok sent in a ball from the left flank. He then scored Gwangju’s ‘theater reversal goal’ in the 45th minute to become the hero of the match. Thomas opened the scoring for Suwon with a powerful right-footed shot from the right side of the goal area in the midst of a scramble to seal the win.
Meanwhile, at the Incheon Football Stadium, Incheon United and FC Seoul played to a 1-1 draw, while at Chuncheon Songam Sports Town in Gangwon, Daejeon Hana Citizen defeated Gangwon FC 2-1.