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South Korea Edge Sven-Goran Eriksson's Philippines 1-0 At Asian Cup

7 January, 2019 6:00 PM
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South Korea Edge Sven-Goran Eriksson's Philippines 1-0 At Asian Cup

South Korea will be boosted by the arrival of Tottenham star Son Heung-min after their first two games.

South Korea, who will be boosted by the arrival of Tottenham star Son Heung-min after their first two games, joined China on three points at the top of their group after Marcello Lippi's side squeezed past Kyrgyzstan 2-1 earlier in the day in Al Ain.

The Koreans, runners-up to hosts Australia four years ago, endured a nervous wait for their breakthrough goal against the Asian Cup first-timers.

They were indebted to goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu, who plunged to his right to deny Javier Patino in the 54th minute.

But Hwang, whose tournament-high nine goals helped South Korea win last year's Asian Games title, came to the rescue with a piece of magic in the box and was unlucky not to add further goals as the competition favourites finished strongly.

Source: sports.ndtv.com

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