K-League leaders Pohang Steelers had to settle for a point as a late goal from Chan-Ho Cho earned them a point at Busan I’Park on Saturday.
The hosts took the lead through midfielder Sang Hyub-Lim’s fifth goal of the season inside 15 minutes and held on well until Myeong Ju-Lee levelled matters for the Steelers early in the second half.
Brazilian striker Fagner restored the advantage after 75 minutes but Busan’s joy was short-lived as Cho popped up 10 minutes from the end of normal time to secure a share of the spoils and ensure the Steelers remain undefeated after the first 11 games.
Pohang stay top of the division despite dropping points and they sit four points clear of nearest Jeju United, who moved into second by virtue of their goalless draw with Incheon United on Sunday.
Jeju move ahead of Suwon Bluewings, who fell to their third defeat of the campaign against at Ulsan a day earlier.
Japanese forward Chikashi Masuda scored only his second goal of the campaign after 65 minutes to wrap up the win for Ho-Gon Kim’s men.
There was late drama in Gwangyang as Chunnam Dragons snatched a point at the death to deny Jeonbuk Motors their sixth win of the season.
Former Middlesbrough striker Dong-Gook Lee put the visitors ahead early on before 21-year-old attacker Jong-Ho Lee equalised just under 10 minutes before the interval.
Sang-Min Seo re-established control for Jeonbuk after 77 minutes before Keun-Hee Jung’s last-minute goal won a point for Chunnam.
Seoul earned their third win in five matches as Dae-Sung Ha netted in the 90th minute to wrap up a 2-1 triumph at struggling Daejeon Citizen, the midfielder the hero for the visitors after they had seen Joo-Young Kim’s second-half opener cancelled out by Beom-San Heo.
Elsewhere Gangwon clinched their first win of the campaign, coming from behind to overcome Seongnam 2-1 thanks to a penalty Romanian Ianis Zicu and a goal from 31-year-old forward Wesley, who opened his account for the season with a 57th minute strike.
There was no such respite for bottom club Daegu, who remain winless as two second-half penalties from Milos Bosancic and an effort from Hyung-Bum Kim led Gyeongnam to a 3-1 win after Chang-Ho Song had put the visitors ahead.