Thursday, July 4th, 2013
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.