Incheon United earned a point with a late stoppage-time theater equalizer.
Incheon United earned a dramatic 2-2 draw away to Daegu FC in the 15th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2023 on Sunday at DGB Daegu Bank Park.
Both teams share one point. Incheon moved level on points with Gwangju FC (15) but remain in 10th place on goal difference. Daegu held a 2-1 lead until the final minute of the second half, but had to settle for a point after Incheon Hongshihu equalized in stoppage time. They failed to move up the standings to sixth place (21 points).
The first goal belonged to Incheon. In the 30th minute, Shin Shin-ho received a pass from Hernandez-Kim Bo-seop inside the left penalty box from the left side near the arc and split the goal with a right-footed shot. It was Masu-girl’s first goal in an Incheon uniform this season.
Daegu quickly launched a counterattack. One was threatening. In the 35th minute, at the back of the halfway line, Sejingya sent a deflected pass to Hwang Jae-won, who was penetrating the right flank. The cross was met by Edgar in the box, but his header went just wide of the right post.
In the 44th minute, Lee Jin-yong’s shot from a short pass from Edgar near the arc sailed over the post. In stoppage time, Ko Jae-hyun’s right-footed shot from a long ball on the counterattack went just wide.
Coming back from a 0-1 deficit, Korea scored the equalizer early in the second half. In the first minute of the second half, Edgar’s header bounced off the top of the post, and in the fifth minute of the second half, Edgar rattled the net with a precise header from a corner kick as he rushed into the box.
Edgar came close again in the 11th minute of the second half. Sejingya’s pass was picked up by Hwang Jae-won inside the right flank box and sent up a cross, but Edgar dived in and slid the ball home to complete the comeback.
Incheon also had a chance to equalize. In the 14th minute of the second half, Kim Jun-yeop collided with Hong Jung-woon while receiving the ball inside the penalty box and went down. The referee awarded a penalty kick after VAR (video assistant referee), and Hernandez stepped up to take the spot kick, but it bounced off the post and failed to capitalize on the opportunity to equalize. 스포츠토토
Incheon then went on the offensive. Delbridge came forward to help the attack. In the 20th minute, Delbridge’s header was off target. In the 30th minute, Kim Jun-yup’s right-footed mid-range shot went over the bar.
Incheon brought on Hong Si-Hoo as a substitute, and it paid off. In second-half stoppage time, Hong Si-hoo received a backheel from Kim Do-hyuk and roared as he calmly finished with his right foot.
However, Incheon remained winless for the fifth consecutive game, having failed to pick up a point since May against Suwon Samsung (0-1 loss), followed by Jeju United (0-2 loss), Jeonbuk Hyundai (0-0 draw) and Gwangju FC (1-1 draw).