‘Jung Jae-hee hat trick’ K League 1 Pohang beat Gangwon 4-2 to regain lead

Ulsan wins 2-1 against Daegu Incheon, leaping to second place in the league, defeated Jeonbuk 3-0. Gwangju escapes 6 straight losses

Pohang Steelers of Pro Football K-League 1, where Jae-hee Jeong performed a hat-trick one-man show, defeated Gangwon FC and regained the lead.

Pohang won 4-2 over Gangwon in the away game of the ‘Hana Bank K League 1 2024 10th Round‘ held at Songam Sports Center in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do on the afternoon of the 1st.

After losing 0-1 to Ulsan HD in the opening game, Pohang went undefeated for 9 consecutive games (6 wins, 3 draws) and recorded 21 points, beating 2nd place Ulsan (20 points, 21 points) and 3rd place Gimcheon Sangmu (20 points, 21 points). 14 points) and rose to first place.

Gangwon, which recently suffered two consecutive losses, was placed in 6th place (12 points).

Pohang, who started the rotation during the week, benched Heo Yong-jun, Han Chan-hee, Shin Kwang-hoon, and Wandelsohn, and Hong Yun-sang and Kim Dong-jin, who recently returned after being eliminated in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Asian Cup. etc. were selected as starters.

Additionally, Jeong Jae-hee, who had mainly played as a substitute, also got a chance to be selected.

Gangwon started with Lee Sang-heon, the joint leader in scoring (7 goals), as well as Yago, Yang Min-hyuk, and Yoo In-soo. Gangwon had a whopping 14 shots in the first half with a high occupancy rate of 63%, but was taken away by giving up the first goal to Pohang, which had a 37% possession rate and only 4 shots. In the 33rd minute of the first half, Pohang had a counterattack chance when Giorgi’s cross hit the goalpost, and Jaehee Jeong caught it and cut into Gangwon’s net with a left-footed shot. Pohang’s counter attack shone in the second half, with Jeong Jae-hee at the center. Jeong Jae-hee scored an additional goal in the 7th minute of the second half with a sharp left-footed shot from in front of the outside of the penalty box. Then, 10 minutes later, he continued to beat the opposing defense and scored his third goal with a left-footed shot, completing his hat trick. This is his second hat trick this season, following Gangwon Yago’s. Jeong Jae-hee, who achieved his first hat trick since his professional debut, tied for the top scorer with 7 goals, along with Lee Sang-heon and Lee Dong-kyung (Ulsan). Gangwon, who made changes by substituting Jeong Han-min and Cho Jin-hyuk, chased after Yang Min-hyuk’s consolation goal in the 30th minute of the second half. Then, in the 38th minute of the second half, Jeong Han-min added one more goal to put pressure on Pohang. However, Pohang no longer allowed Gangwon to pursue. In extra time in the second half, Lee Ho-jae scored a key goal, ending the 4-2 victory. As Jeong Jae-hee’s right-footed shot hit the Gangwon goalpost, Lee Ho-jae, who was rushing, kicked it with his left foot. Ulsan came from behind to win 2-1 against Daegu FC at DGB Daegu Bank Park. Ulsan, which has won four consecutive league games, has the same number of points as Gimcheon, but is ranked second in terms of goals scored. Ulsan gave up the first goal to Daegu’s Park Yong-hee in the 34th minute of the first half, but balanced the score with Kang Yun-gu’s equalizer in the 43rd minute of the first half. Then, in the 32nd minute of the second half, Choi Kang-min, who replaced veteran Lee Chung-yong, turned the game around with a stunning comeback goal five minutes later. This is the professional debut goal of Choi Kang-min, who joined Ulsan this year. Daegu, whose coach Choi Won-kwon recently resigned due to poor performance, tried to get its first win under new coach Park Chang-hyun, but failed. Daegu ranked last (8 points) among 12 teams. Incheon United defeated Jeonbuk Hyundai 3-0 at Incheon Soccer Stadium and rose to 5th place (13 points). Incheon, who finished the first half scoreless, won the game with Delbridge’s first goal in the 23rd minute of the second half, followed by consecutive goals by Kim Do-hyuk in the 45th minute of the second half and Mugosa in extra time. Jeonbuk lost strength at the end of the second half when defender Lee Jae-ik was sent off for accumulating warnings. Jeonbuk, which had been undefeated (2 wins, 1 draw) in the last 3 games after Coach Dan Petrescu left, saw its upward trend decline with today’s loss. It is 8th in the league (10 points, 13 points). Gwangju FC escaped a 6-game losing streak with a 3-1 win away to Jeju United. Gwangju took the lead in the 45th minute of the first half thanks to Uhm Seong’s first goal and Jeju Italo’s own goal. Then, in the 24th minute of the second half, Lee Hee-gyun’s additional goal secured the victory. Jeju was only able to make up for Ahn Tae-hyun’s one goal in the 26th minute of the second half. Gwangju succeeded in getting out of last place by rising to 11th place (9 points). Jeju is in 9th place (10 points, 10 points). 섯다

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