Mpoku, who was particularly strong in Daejeon Hana Citizen, played a big role. He presented victory to Incheon United.안전놀이터
Incheon won 3-1 in an away game against Daejeon and K League 1 2023 round 16 held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 4th at 4:30 pm.
As a result of the day, Incheon recorded 4 wins, 6 draws, 6 losses, and 18 points, and at the same time as escaping from a draw in 5 games, it was pushed to Suwon FC (18 points) and marked 10th place. Daejeon remained in 5th place with 22 points (6 wins, 4 draws, 4 losses).
The home team sent Thiago, Leandro, Joo Se-jong, Martha, Lee Jin-hyeon, Anton, Kim Min-deok, Lim Eun-soo, Kim Hyun-woo, Oh Jae-seok, and Lee Chang-geun (goalkeeper) first.
Against this, Incheon selected Kim Bo-seop, Mpoku, Jerso, Min Kyung-hyeon, Mun Ji-hwan, Lee Myung-joo, Kim Jun-yeop, Oh Ban-seok, Kwon Jin-jin, Kim Yeon-soo, and Kim Dong-heon (goalkeeper).
In the 2nd minute of the first half, Daejeon had a decisive chance. Leandro, who was driving the ball from the left side in the counterattack chance, gave the ball to Martha, who was running to the center of the goal. Martha’s shot came low and fast, but was blocked by the goalkeeper’s super save.
In the 35th minute of the first half, Daejeon aimed for the first goal. Ju Se-jong fired a mid-range shot, but his ball went over the goal.
The opening goal came from Incheon. In the 38th minute of the first half, Lee Myung-joo’s left foot engaged the foot of Daejeon’s midfielder Joo Se-jong, resulting in a penalty kick. Mpoku took the kicker and scored.
Incheon scored an additional goal in the 3rd minute of the second half. Mpoku shook off two players from Daejeon near the half-line and passed the ball to Kim Bo-seop on the left. Kim Bo-seop, who created a one-on-one chance with the goalkeeper, succeeded in scoring with a calm finish.
In the 11th minute of the second half, Daejeon aimed for a comeback goal. When Thiago saw a cross from the right deflect once, he immediately put his head on the ball. However, it went straight to the goalkeeper.
Daejeon followed by 1 goal. Thiago took advantage of a free kick situation in the 14th minute of the second half to score a header.
However, Incheon did not waver. Rather, in the 32nd minute of the second half, he scored a key goal. Mpoku, who was in front of the arc, gave the ‘No Look Pass’ to Kim Bo-seop, who was on the left, without being greedy. Kim Bo-seop, who scored the first goal, completed a multi-goal.
Daejeon, too busy chasing after, lost Lee Hyeon-sik, who was put in place of Ju Se-jong in the 30th minute of the second half, due to accumulated warnings during extra time in the second half.
The game ended just like that. Incheon won the victory that started the escape from the relegation zone.