Ulsan draws versus Jeonbuk; Seoul slips by Incheon UnitedThe “Goliath” of the national squad, Kim Shin-wook, scored twice as Ulsan Hyundai held the Jeonbuk Motors to a 2-2 draw at home on Saturday in a duel between the K-League Classic’s two hottest teams. The point put Ulsan above the Pohang Steelers, the previous leaders, before Pohang’s Sunday match against the Daejeon Citizen.
Kevin Oris gave Jeonbuk the lead in the 11th minute and Wilkinson William doubled it in the 44th, putting Choi Kang-hee’s squad on the path to its third straight win.
But, Kim started putting a dent in the visitors’ hope as he converted a Silva Rocha assist into a right-footer in the 60th minute. He then leveled the match with a header on a Roberto Cesar cross in the 67th minute.
The draw extended Ulsan’s undefeated streak to eight, as it collected a 42nd point, with which it led Pohang on goal difference.
FC Seoul, tied Jeonbuk with 38 points, as 2012 MVP Dejan Damjanovic scored the last-minute winner in a 3-2 victory over the Incheon United at Incheon World Cup Stadium. Koh Myung-jin and Ha Dae-sung scored goals for Seoul while Seol Ki-hyeon and Han Kyo-won had equalizers for Jeonbuk. Damjanovic scored his ninth goal of the season in the 90th minute, giving Seoul its sixth straight win.
Lee Chun-soo set up an equalizer by Seoul, his 30th career assist, making him the 32nd member of the 30-30 club. Lee, who returned to the league after a years-long absence, has scored 42 goals in the K-League since 2002, including a goal and five assists this year.
Song Jin-hyung scored twice, and Pedro and Bae Il-hwan added one, each, as Jeju United thrashed Gangwon FC, 4-0, at Gangneung Stadium, a loss that cost Kim Hak-bum his job as Gangwon coach.
BY MOON GWANG-LIP [firstname.lastname@example.org]