Gangwon FC mounted a nearly impossible five-goal comeback to beat Pohang Steelers in their K-League clash – with three goals coming in injury-time.
A Wanderson Carvalho double gave the visitors a comfortable lead and victory seemed assured when Lee Seok-Hyun added a third and Carvalho completed his hat-trick on 57 minutes.
Jung Jo-gook, pictured playing for FC Seoul, came off the bench to head the winning goal
The Gangwon players celebrate wildly after their 96th-minute winner secures victory
WHEN THE GOALS WERE SCORED
18′ – 0-1 – Wanderson Carvalho
39′ – 0-2 – Wanderson Carvalho
54′ – 0-3 – Lee Seok-Hyun
57′ – 0-4 – Wanderson Carvalho
71′ – 1-4 – Jae Wan-Cho
79′ – 2-4 – Valentinos Sielis
90+2 – 3-4 – Jae Wan-Cho
90+4 – 4-4 – Jae Wan-Cho
90+6 – 5-4 Jung Jo-gook
Even as the game entered injury-time, seventh-placed Pohang appeared set for a comfortable victory – until Wan-Cho headed in from close range then smacked home a volley to level.
The best was yet to come, as Gangwon had appeals for a penalty denied then, when the subsequent corner was half-cleared a flying header from substitute Jung Jo-gook sealed victory.
Fans went mad for the unlikely comeback, with one Twitter user calling it ‘one of the most iconic collapses ever in the K-League’.
Another drew comparisons with Liverpool’s unlikely Champions League semi-final comeback against Barcelona which the Reds won 4-3, stating ‘Lol Liverpool v Barcelona who?’