Chung-Yong Wins 63rd Cap; Jordan 0-1 South Korea

  • November 15, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Lee Chung-Yong won his 63rd international cap on Friday, playing the final 24 minutes in South Korea's 1-0 victory over Jordan.

After impressing at Bolton, since Neil Lennon's appointment as manager in October, Chung-Yong was rested by his national coach - Uli Stielike - but was introduced late on as his country recorded a third win in five outings.

Jordan, who are ranked 74th in the world, compared to South Korea's position of 66th, had their chances to spring a surprise on the 2002 FIFA World Cup semi-finalists, but remain without a win in three games under Ray Wilkins.

The home side started brightly and should have taken an early lead, only for Ahmad Hayel to head against a post after being picked out by a superb cross from Khalil Baniateyah.

South Korea's first attempt of the game arrived on 28 minutes, but Jordan goalkeeper Mutaz Yasin got down well to turn a deflected strike from Park Chu-Young behind.

The deadlock was broken six minutes later, however, as Cha Du-Ri's cross from the right was headed past Yasin by Jeonbuk Motors forward Han Gyo-Won - his first international goal.

Chu-Young fired inches wide of the target as South Korea began the second-half on top, but it was Jordan who were left to rue missed opportunities as Hayel saw a goalbound strike turned behind by Jung Sung-Ryong with 15 minutes to go.

South Korea return to action on Tuesday, when they face Iran in Tehran, with kick-off set for 12:45 GMT.

Jordan: Yasin, Yassen, Zahran, Al Dumeiri, Adnan, Zeyad, Fattah, Al Shaqran, Baniateyah, Al Saify, Ibrahim
Booked: Al Saify

South Korea: Sung-Ryong, Du-Ri, Joo-Ho, Young-Gwon, Jeong-Ho, Tae-Hee, Min-Woo, Kook-Young, Chu-Young, Young-Cheol, Gyo-Won
Goals: Gyo-Won 34

Venue: Amman International Stadium (Amman, Jordan)

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