After three long months of waiting, it was sweet rain. Suwon defender Voultuis scored the game-winning goal to lead Suwon to victory.
Suwon defeated Jeju United 1-0 at home in the 27th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18.
With the win, Suwon, with 22 points, moved up to 11th place in the league, ahead of Gangwon (20 points), which has played one game less.
Kim Byung-soo’s mercenary… Virtuosity gives Suwon a crucial win
Suwon deployed a 4-3-3 formation. Yang Hyung-mo was in goal and Lee Ki-je, Park Dae-won, Kim Joo-won, and Han Ho-gang formed the back line. Go Seung-bum, Kazuki, and Myung Jun-jae were in the back and Kim Joo-chan, Park Hee-joon, and Kim Tae-hwan were up front.
Jeju started with a 4-2-4. With Kim Dong-joon in goal, Jeong-woon, Lim Chae-min, Kim Oh-kyu, and Lim Chang-woo formed the back four. Jeon Sung-jin and Kim Gun-woong were in the midfield, and Lee Ju-yong, Kwon Sun-ho, Kim Joo-gong, and Seo Jin-soo were up front.
The game was headed for a tense contest. Jeju applied pressure from the front with four attackers. In the 9th minute, Kim Joo-gong’s shot from a cross by Lim Chang-woo went just wide of the goal. In the 11th minute, Kwon Soon-ho tried a right-footed shot from the left side of the box, but it was blocked by goalkeeper Yang Hyung-mo.
Suwon’s momentum was not lost. In the 15th minute, Ko Seung-bum took a long pass from Lee Ki-je, but his shot was straight at Kim Dong-joon. Suwon substituted Acosti for Park Hee-joon in the 18th minute, while Jeju dropped Kwon Sung-jin and Kwon Soon-ho in favor of Yuri Jonatan and Hayes. The middle of the first half was uneventful. There was a lot of battling for the ball in the narrow spaces of the midfield.
Jeju had a few good chances with Hayes in front of them. In the 39th minute, a mid-range shot from Hayes flew just wide of the goal, and three minutes later, a free kick from Hayes found the head of Jonatan, who headed it over the bar.
Suwon head coach Kim Byung-soo completely revamped his attacking lineup at the start of the second half, bringing on Jeon Jin-woo and Kim Kyung-jung. Jeju was dealt a blow when starting goalkeeper Kim Dong-jun was ruled out with an injury.
At the beginning of the second half, both teams showed off their sharp offense. Kazuki in the 6th minute and Hayes in the 9th minute attempted mid-range shots, but neither resulted in a goal. In the 17th minute, Lee Ju-yong’s shot from a pass from Hayes was saved by Yang Hyung-mo. A minute later, Suwon countered with a shot from Myung Jun-jae that was saved by substitute goalkeeper Kim Geun-bae. 바카라
Kim Byung-soo added forward Ahn Byung-joon in the 20th minute and defender Bul Tuis in the 36th minute to bolster the height. Yong Byung-sul’s goal came just three minutes later. In the 39th minute, Lee Ki-jae sent in a corner kick with his left foot, and Bultuis leaped high to finish with a header.
In the end, Suwon managed to hold off an all-out attack from Jeju, who went all out for one goal, to earn the three points.
Suwon escapes last place after a long slump
Suwon narrowly missed out on a promotion playoff last season. It wasn’t a result worthy of the city’s footballing pride. This season has been even worse. After opening the season without a win in 10 games (2 draws and 8 defeats), they were in last place. Their first win of the season came in the 11th round.