03/04: Midweek Roundup + Kimbo scores goal against Norwich City [update]

Kimbo’s goal in the 8th minute lets Wigan take control of the game, and leads to a win by a single-goal margin. Ki equalized against Tottenham, and though it’s still a loss, his goal made history: his 6 goals surpasses Park Ji-Sung’s record as the highest goalscorer for a Korean in a Premier League season!

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Kim Bo-Kyung notched his 2nd goal for Wigan after joining the Latics at the end of January; now he’s scored in back to back games for them.  With 2 wins in a row, Wigan move up in the English Championship table, climbing to 22nd by leapfrogging Millwall (on goal difference), and are now only 6 points from safety.

Ki Sung-Yeung was Swansea’s Man of the Match vs Tottenham. His equalizer was from an impossibly tight angle. It was noted earlier that Ki surpassed Park Ji-Sung’s record. Park managed 5 goals for Manchester United during the 2010-2011 EPL season – including game winners against Wolves, Blackburn and Arsenal. That 5 goal tally doesn’t include a game winner in the Champions League quarterfinals against Chelsea. Park and Man U wound up in the finals that May, only to lose to Barcelona 3-1.  With 10 games left, will Ki get to double digits? BTW, he pulled a ‘Park Chu-Young’ goal celebration (watch the knees dammit and don’t get hurt!!  -says the Tavern 엄마 )



And for the ACL Champions League:

Suwon loses to Beijing Guoan 1-0 after being reduced to 10 men. Yang Sang-Min was sent off just after the hour-mark. (Edit by Tim: The ref was absolutely awful. A disgrace.)

FC Seoul notches a 1-0 win against the Kashima Antlers after Kim Jin Kyu breaks the deadlock. (Edit by Tim: What a performance from Kim Yong-Dae. Top stuff.)

  •  K-League squads do better for the ACL’s 2nd Matchday, with 3 out of 4 teams winning in their respective groups.
  • Jeonbuk undefeated with 1 draw and 1 win, 2nd in group behind Kashiwa on goal difference.  Seongnam and Suwon both are in 2nd in their respective groups.
  • FC Seoul, with 1 win 1 loss, are even on points with Western Sydney but 3rd behind them in Group H on goal difference.
  • J League clubs have struggled overall in ACL group stage; (except for Kashiwa Reysol) Gamba Osaka, Urawa Reds and Kashima Antlers are last in their groups.

Here are the Group tables so far:


Tavern Owner interrupting: Ryu Seung-Woo started for Braunschweig and according to Tavern contributor Takeuchi, he played well despite the Cup loss at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena yesterday. Good experience for the young center forward; it has to be noted his visiting squad played against what looked like Bayern’s A squad. If you’re in the US, the game is still up for viewing on replay at ESPN3.com

update: just found on youtube a highlight reel of Ryu’s touches vs Bayern Munich.

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  1. 3 game red card suspension from a previous dfB match. It looked like he was trying to kick the ball loose from a player on the ground who was holding on to the ball – Son was trying to get a quick free kick out. Ref saw him kicking a player on the ground and gave him straight red.

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