K League saw their lead at the top of typically the K Little league 1 family table shrink to just one point over the weekend, following a new mixture of their rare reduction along with a victory by their very own biggest opponent club.


Jeonbuk fell to Sangju Sangmu 1-0 in Sunday, together with Kang Sang-woo converting a new 75th-minute penalty to hands Jeonbuk only their 2nd loss of the period. It was Jeonbuk's first "L" considering that May 30, when they fallen to Gangwon FC, furthermore by means of the particular score of 1-0, plus they remained at twenty-four points.

A day time before, second-place Ulsan Hyundai FC routed last-place Incheon Unified 4-1 behind Jr Negrao's hat trick, moving to help 23 points, just one single right behind Jeonbuk. Ulsan got fallen back by a number of factors after getting rid of to be able to Jeonbuk on Summer 35 but bounced right back to hold the title race fascinating.

Ulsan were largely anticipated to destroy Incheon, who still never have won some sort of match this year. That intended Jeonbuk needed to beat Sangju to stay a number of items ahead, and they had been the favorites, having triumphed in their last five suits and not obtaining dropped to help Sangju since Sept. 2010 2017.

But Sangju, the group made up regarding conscripted players serving their particular mandatory military work, experienced won three straight fits of their own prior to Sunday, and they caught some lucky breaks or cracks to draw out the victory.

Sangju dodged a new bullet early on in the second 50 %, whenever Lee Dong-gook rang his / her punishment off the particular crossbar plus Han Kyo-won missed online on some sort of rebound.

Kang turned the in the 75th, right after getting tripped up by means of Hong Jeong-ho inside the particular pack. An offside contact wiped out a Jeonbuk target by Cho Gue-sung in the 81st, and Sangju presented on for their fourth consecutive 1-0 success.

Sangju, the main overachievers in the league this season, continued to be in third place along with 20 points, a person onward of Daegu FC and Pohang Steelers.

Both Daegu and Pohang enjoyed massive wins on Sunday to hold pace.

Pohang pounded Seongnam FC 4-0, led by way of Music Min-kyu's brace. Seongnam, which opened the time of year with a four-match undefeated function, have never won since May possibly 31st and nose-dived to 11th on the kitchen table.

Daegu defeated Gwangju FC 4-2, with Gwangju's 1-0 lead disappearing for the steam trails of about three unanswered Daegu targets in the five-minute span early in the next half. Dejan Damjanovic got two of those 3 goals.

On Saturday, FC Seoul and Suwon Special Bluewings ended in some sort of 3-3 attract their "Super Match" derby. They continued to be in ninth and tenth places, with much involving the shine gone from other once-popular derby.

Busan IPark quietly hopped to 6th place following a 4-2 victory over Gangwon FC. These two clubs are tied up from 11 points, yet Busan are ahead within the next tiebreaker, objective difference.

Yet Busan happen to be eight factors back of Pohang for sixth, together with only two points much better than Seongnam for 11th. With so many club sets bunched up in often the lower half of the table, their own positions can modify in the hurry.

The teams merged for 28 goals this past weekend, a record under typically the current 12-club format around a single weekend regarding play.

The previous report was 26 targets, fixed in 2016 and equalled two years later on.

Likewise, the 17 ambitions coming from three matches on Saturday were being a season high regarding one working day, surpassing 10 goals from four suits on June 13. (Yonhap)