Pretty decent week for the KPA’s it seems. Bright spots of the weekend: LCY’s masterclass vs Wigan, Koo’s surprisingly good shift vs Leverkusen, Yun not sucking vs Man City, Ki helping beat Arsenal (that always feels good inside), and Ryu’s second goal for Braunschweig. Unfortunately, SHM was pretty frustrating vs Mainz.
The K League has been a lot more entertaining in the last couple months by the way, so go check that out right after this.
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LCY highlights (click here for the full highlights, there’s no single vid of his assist)
>Tavern Owner interrupting: the link of the game highlights linked earlier (and we’ll have it below this text) has a number of examples of great work by the team and Lee Chung-Yong to handily defeat Wigan. Some have attributed Lee’s revival in form with Neil Lennon’s decision to make Lee the center mid instituted in his first game in charge of the struggling Wanderers (@Birmingham Oct 18). Since that 0-1 win at Birmingham, Bolton has won 4 of 6 matches and have pulled themselves out of relegation. On Friday, Lee displays his charisma on the pitch as you can see in a few instances on the highlight reel. Scrub forward to these spots for a sampling of Lee Chung-Yong magic:
3:15 LCY collects a loose ball outside the area and sends in a dangerous pass to Dervite.
3:29 LCY picks out Clayton, magnificent through ball to the striker but his shot is blocked by the keeper.
4:52 C. Davies links well with Chungy, who picks out Clayton in a precise through pass -Clayton knocks in Bolton’s first goal, LCY with the assist.
6:07 Good work by LCY, receiving the ball from Ream and gets away from his marker, delivers a good cross -leading to an eventual narrow shot & miss by Clayton.
8:27 Ream brought down in the area. LCY takes the PK at the 9:09 and leaves the keeper guessing the wrong way…
11:44 on a counter, LCY’s jersey is tugged, preventing him to get in on the breakaway. At the 11:57 mark, he is back in frame and positions to help Craig Davies on the flank looking for an outlet. Brilliant work at 12:02 mark, LCY footwork-flair on display! A foul a moment later and the set piece is a crafty one that LCY and Ream in combination nearly pulls off.