Acting Yeom Ki-hoon’s ‘first win’… Suwon defeats Pohang to escape 5th straight loss
Acting coach Ki-Hoon Yeom, the legend of Suwon Samsung in the K-League 1 professional soccer league, recorded his first victory.
Suwon won 1-0 over Pohang Steelers thanks to super rookie Kim Joo-chan’s winning goal in the 22nd minute of the first half in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 Round 33 home game held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 8th.
As a result, Suwon (25 points) chased down 11th place Gangwon FC (26 points), who lost 0-1 to 3rd place Gwangju FC (54 points) at Gwangju Stadium on this day, and saved the spark to escape last place. In addition, Suwon narrowed the point gap with 10th place Suwon FC (31 points), which drew 2-2 with 5th place Daegu at DGB Daegu Bank Park, to 6 points.무지개토토
Suwon, which dismissed coach Kim Byeong-soo on the 26th of last month, entrusted coach Yeom Ki-hoon with acting duties. In the last round away game to Incheon United, which was his debut as manager, he lost 0-2 and bowed his head, but reported his first win as acting manager in two games.
Acting Director Yeom said, “I was moved to tears by the fighting spirit shown by the players. “Our players had the upper hand in their earnestness,” he said. “It was a victory that we achieved together, as well as the fans who raised their voices even more.” “The biggest achievement was that we were able to turn the atmosphere around before the split,” he said. He continued, “It was a game where we not only won but gained a lot from it. “It is my first win as a coach, but I think it will be a game that will be remembered for a long time,” he added.
At the Seoul World Cup Stadium, Jeonbuk Hyundai, with Han Kyo-won’s valuable winning goal, pushed FC Seoul to Final B (7th to 12th) and dramatically succeeded in advancing to Final A (1st to 6th).
Jeonbuk won 2-0 with Han Kyo-won’s first goal in the 14th minute of the second half and Gustavo’s additional header in the 29th minute of the second half, accumulating 47 points. Although their points were the same as 5th place Daegu FC (49 points), they jumped from 7th place to 4th place in terms of multiple points, confirming ‘Final A’.
On the other hand, Seoul stayed at 47 points, lost 6th place to Incheon United (48 points), and fell to 7th place, suffering the humiliation of spending the remainder of the season in Final B for four consecutive years (2020-2023).
At Ulsan Munsu Stadium, leader Ulsan Hyundai (67 points) drew with Incheon without scoring, earning only 1 point, but second-place Pohang (58 points) was caught by Suwon, widening the point gap to 9.