Pohang keeps Daegu winless in K-League

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Pohang keeps Daegu winless in K-League

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Seongnam Chunma’s Edcarlos Conceicao Santos, left, vies for the ball with Lee Gang-jin of the Daejeon Citizen on Saturday. Seongnam won, 2-0. [NEWSIS]

Cho Chan-ho scored twice, leading the Pohang Steelers’ 4-2 demolition of Daegu FC in a K-League Classic duel between the leader and bottom-dweller at the Pohang Steelyard yesterday.

Song Chang-ho and Lee Ji-nam scored for Daegu, which never led in the match, as Pohang again denied Daegu its first victory. With his fourth and fifth goals of the season, Cho, a 27-year-old forward, pushed aside Ko Mu-yeol (four goals) as the team’s leading scorer. Shin Jin-ho and Bae Chun-suk also netted for the hosts.

Collecting 26 points from 13 games, Pohang is two points shy of 2012 Asian champ Ulsan Hyundai which beat Gyeongnam FC, 4-1, on Saturday.

Defender Jung In-whan struck twice as the Jeonbuk Motors claimed three points from Gangwon FC in an away match yesterday. Lee Dong-gook scored his fifth goal of the season, extending his league record for most career goals to 146.

Lee Chun-soo recorded his first goal in four years as the World Cup star helped Incheon United’s 3-0 thrashing of Busan I’Park on Saturday.

At Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Lee, 31, also set up for Incheon’s third goal by Diogo da Silva Farias in the stoppage time.

By Moon Gwang-lip [joe@joongang.co.kr]
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