Park Jae-yong’s come-from-behind goal puts FC Anyang in the lead.

Anyang came from behind to beat Seongnam FC 2-1 in the 15th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at Tancheon Sports Complex at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday to move into sole possession of first place. They are one point behind Gimpo FC, who have played two games less.

[Starting lineups]

Seongnam FC (4-1-4-1): Choi Pil-Su (GK)-Kim Jin-Rae, Patrick메이저놀이터, Cho Sung-Wook, Jang Hyo-Jun, Kim Hyun-Tae-Cris, Lee Jae-Won, Kwon Sun-Hyung, Jeong Jung-Min, Lee Jong-Ho

FC Anyang (3-4-3) : Park Sung-soo (GK)-Baek Dong-gyu, Lee Chang-yong, Kim Hyung-jin-Joo Hyun-woo, Hwang Ki-wook, Kim Jung-hyun, Lee Tae-hee-Andrigo, Park Jae-yong, Moon Sung-woo

[First half] Lee Jong-ho scores first, Chris is sent off…Seongnam 1-0 up

Seongnam opened the scoring. In the third minute of the first half, Lee Jong-ho fired a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box that lacked power. The two teams fiercely battled for possession. Seongnam scored the first goal. Kim Jin-rae sent a cross into the center of the box, where Jung Jeong-min finished it off. Anyang didn’t create many chances after the goal.

Anyang gradually earned set pieces and tried to attack. In the 25th minute, Joo Hyun-woo’s shot was deflected wide. Anyang brought off Moon Sung-woo in the 30th minute and introduced Yago. A series of Seongnam mistakes gave Anyang a shooting opportunity. However, they couldn’t connect with an accurate shot and put their heads down. In the 34th minute, Park Jae-yong had a great chance but couldn’t capitalize.

Anyang, led by Andrigo and Yago, continued to attack. They took the initiative and sent pass after pass into the Seongnam penalty box. In the 42nd minute, Chris stepped on Lee Chang-yong and was fouled, but the referee awarded a direct red card after video assistant referee (VAR) review. The first half ended with a 1-0 lead for Seongnam.

[Second half] Kim Dong-jin equalized + Park Jae-yong scored a late goal → Anyang came from behind to win the game

At the start of the second half, Seongnam brought on Lee Jong-ho and added Jeon Sung-soo. With the numerical advantage, Anyang’s one-sided offense unfolded. In the fifth minute of the second half, Andrigo fired one shot after another, but all of them were deflected to no avail. Seongnam seized the opportunity to counterattack. In the ninth minute of the second half, Jeon Seong-soo took advantage of an Anyang defensive mistake to take a shot, but it was blocked. The same was true for Jeong Jung-min’s next shot.

Anyang continued to attack. In the 12th minute, Kim Jung-hyun’s shot was blocked by the Seongnam defense, and Lee Tae-hee’s header went wide. Anyang took off Joo Hyun-woo and Hwang Ki-wook in the 14th minute of the second half to bring on Cho Sung-joon and Kim Dong-jin. Substitute Kim Dong-jin rattled the net in the 17th minute to tie the game at 1-1. Seongnam made a change in the 19th minute, bringing off Kwon Soon-hyung and Jeong Jeong-min and introducing Denilson and Park Sang-hyuk.

Seongnam continued to make sharp counterattacks despite being down a man. In the 22nd minute, Lee Jae-won broke free on a solo run and found Denilson in the center of the box. Denilson took a shot, but it was blocked by the Anyang defense. In the 23rd minute, Denilson took another shot, but it was deflected by the defense. In the 25th minute, Kim Hyun-tae’s bicycle kick was saved by Park Sung-soo.

Park Jae-yong scored the equalizer. In the 29th minute, Park completed the comeback by sending a pass from Cho Sung-joon into the goal. After the goal, he celebrated with a top, sending the Anyang fans into a frenzy. Seongnam brought on Park Ji-won in the 35th minute to strengthen their flank. Anyang added Kim Ha-joon and Park Jong-hyun in the 43rd minute to solidify the win. The game ended with a 2-1 victory for Anyang.

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