Professional football K-League 1 Incheon United escaped from a scoreless streak of three matches with their first multi-goal victory of the season. Gangwon FC fell into a swamp without a win in the opening 7 games, losing even in the lower ranks.
Incheon won 2-0 against Gangwon in the Hanawon Q K League 1 2023 round 7 away match held at Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do on the 16th. Incheon washed away the sluggishness of the last 3 matches (1 draw, 2 losses) and won 2 wins (2 draws, 3 losses, 8 points) in about a month, laying the foundation for a rebound in the mid-table.
The two teams went into the game with the mission of ‘escape from the bottom’. Prior to the match, Incheon and Gangwon ranked 10th and 11th in the league, respectively.
In the 21st minute of the first half, Incheon scored a cross after Jerso succeeded in penetrating into the back space on the opponent’s left side, and Kim Jun-yeop, who was rushing to finish, shook the opponent’s net. It was the first goal Incheon recorded in about a month after the game against Jeju on the 12th of last month.
Incheon, which finished the first half with a 1-0 lead, did not slow down its offensive in the second half. In the end, Incheon scored an additional goal in the 39th minute of the second half. Zerso stabbed a forward pass and launched a counterattack. Hernandez, who started penetrating from the half line, dribbled to the front of the opponent’s penalty box and scored a key goal with a shot, breaking Gangwon’s will to pursue.
Incheon’s multi-goal victory is the first time this season. In the match against Daejeon, he scored 3 goals, but the result was a 3-3 draw.
In an interview after the match,스포츠토토 Incheon coach Cho Seong-hwan said, “I would like to thank the fans who came to visit us during the away game.” Confidence, the belief that you can do it, and mutual trust, etc., are gaining a lot of income,” he said. He continued, “The players who had less time to play appeared and did well in difficult situations.” We will prepare well for the next game and live up to the expectations of the fans.”
On the other hand, Gangwon fell into a swamp without a win for 7 consecutive starts. Until this day, the only teams without a win are Gangwon and Suwon Samsung (2 draws, 5 losses). Gangwon coach Choi Yong-soo said, “I prepared to show good results in front of the home fans, but unfortunately I lost again, and I am sorry.”