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Sung-yueng fires Seoul to cement top of the table.
By gsadmin Date 2008/10/30 Views 2665
FC Seoul proved again that they are the right powerhouse of the K-League. Following the awesome win over Seongnam on the past Sunday, the Gunes side ensured that none of K-League can be their opponent any more by beating the hosts Suwon away from Seoul.

The away side could not only keep high flying confidence, they also moved three points clear at the top of the table with a perfect win over the second place Suwon in crucial derby.

The fiercest match in K-League looked a goalless draw but going into injury time, another dramatic goal was produced from the joints efforts of two dragons Lee Chung-yong and Ki Sung-yueng. In the middle, Korea international Lee Chung-yong delivered a long ball to his team mate Ki Sung-yueng running down when the clearing header of Suwon’s defender Yang Sang-min was dropped to Sung-yueng, who managed to score the stunning match winning goal kicking the winner over the goal keeper. Players on the pitch and fans in the stands shared the inspiring joy all together when the match winner Ki Sung-yueng returned to their fans with a Kangaroo goal ceremony.
The match winning goal was the perfectly joint goal between Lee Chung-yong’s passing sense and composure of Ki Sung-yueng.

FC Seoul stayed at the top of the table. Two minutes into the injury time, the capital team claimed a 1-0 win thanks to a last gasp goal from Ki Sung-yueng in a weekday’s K-League clash on October 29. With a vital midweek’s victory, the Gunes side moved three points clear at the top of the league ahead of second Seongnam and third place Suwon to take a favorable position in the league. Now there are only two matches remaining. Only if the current league topper pick up at least 1 win and 1 draw in the remainder, they can confirm the top of the league. However, Seoul warriors are so determined to bring in maximum points.

Sung-yueng’s strike with 1 minute left extended their unbeaten run to 17 matches (13 won 4 drawn) and kept their second consecutive victory against Suwon following a 1-0 win back in July 2.
FC Seoul boss Senol Gunes dare to adopt 3-5-2 format unlike the already existing 4-4-2, which perfectly worked out as he intended. Gunes played Kim Jin-kyu, Kim Chi-gon and Park Yong-ho at the three back, and the pairs Dejan and Lee Seung-yeoul up front to threaten the defensive line with a tactic shift.

The match between the top two was a seesaw match fiercely battling in the middle for a ball but it was ended up with Seoul’s victory breaking the deadlock at the very last minute in the match.

Above all it is so positive to continue to demolish the top two K-League elites as the season approach the end that they have team confidence high possibly resulting in the better position against their rivalry ahead of the upcoming Play-Offs in terms of mentality. The finest second match consecutive wins against top twos are all about the character, belief and confidence in the team.
In addition to that, the crucial win also resulted from ardent supporting by large numbers of fans, who traveled with the team away from home despite a cold weather.

Seoul’s next match against Busan is set for Sunday afternoon on November 2. All behind the team expects Seoul warriors to secure a spot for the Championship of 2008 K-League.

By footballcho@gssports.co.kr
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