Quality scenes! Jeonbuk Motors accidentally score v Seongnam, promptly score an own goal
South Korea’s first division featured one of those moments which crop up now and again in football matches and Jeonbuk Motors acted with class after “accidentally” scoring a goal.
The score was 2-1 to Seongnam in the K League Classic match with 77 minutes played on Wednesday when after an injury break, Jeonbuk Motors looked to play the ball back.
Former Middlesbrough striker Lee Dong-Gook overhit his pass to the Seongnam keeper and managed to chip him and score with what turned out to be a pretty impressive goal.
Cue pandemonium and a lot of angry Seongnam players who had been 2-0 up and were now pegged back to 2-2 in the space of 10 minutes, with the second goal coming from some rather unsporting behaviour.
After three minutes of arm waving and arguing, Jeonbuk Motors agreed to concede a goal for the accidental goal and keeper Eun-Seong Choi put the ball through his own net.
Perhaps the most impressive part was that Seongnam would go on to win 3-2 with the sportsmanship effectively deciding the game.
Thanks to Marco on the 101 Great Goals Facebook page for sending us this video.