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K-League Wrap: Pohang falter, Busan book top-half spot

1 September 2013 17:25

Busan I'Park reached the K-League championship round thanks to a last-gasp 2-1 victory over leaders Pohang Steelers on Sunday.

Pohang, who also lost against Ulsan in midweek, looked to have secured a share of the spoils four minutes from time when striker Kim Eun-Chong cancelled out Han Ji-Ho's 44th-minute opener for the visitors.

However, Busan clinched the points in the 93rd minute, centre-back Park Yong-Ho finding the net to ensure the visitors secured the last spot in the championship round in thrilling style.

Pohang's slip-up allowed Ulsan Hyundai to close the gap at the top of the table to one point after they secured a 2-1 away win at Gangwon.

Ulsan took command in the first half, opening up a two-goal lead thanks to a strike from Brazilian midfielder Caique and an own goal from Choi Woo-Jae.

Gangwon did pull a goal back before the interval through forward Choi Jin-Ho, but they could not find the leveller as Ulsan held on to take all three points.

Jeonbuk Motors are also just a single point behind Pohang following their comfortable 2-0 success over Incheon United, midfielder Thiago Potiguar and Belgian attacker Kevin Oris netting to wrap up the win.

Seoul remain fourth following a slender 1-0 victory over Daegu, Kim Hyun-Sung's seventh-minute goal proving enough for maximum points.

Suwon Bluewings were held to goalless draw against Chunnam Dragons, while goal difference denied Seongnam from reaching the championship round after Ui-Jo Hwang's opening-minute effort secured a 1-0 win at Gyeongnam.

Elsewhere Jeju United defeated bottom club Daejeon Citizen 2-1, Pedro Junior scoring in the 92nd minute after Cesar Arias had levelled things up following Seo Dong-Hyeon's opener.

The K-League now splits in two, with the top seven and bottom seven clubs competing for qualification to the AFC Champions League and to stay in the league respectively.

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Info

Competition
K League Classic
Date
1 September 2013
Game week
26
Kick-off
12:00
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
1 - 2
Venue
Gangneung Stadium (Gangneung)
Attendance
12067

Goals

0 - 1
1 - 1
1 - 2

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