Son Heung-min has struck with less than two minutes remaining to get paid South Korea a remarkable 2-1 house earn around Syria in Ansan as Paulo Bento’s facet managed their unbeaten start off in the final stage of Asia’s Globe Cup preliminaries.
Son swept the ball house from close vary in the 89th minute, five minutes after Omar Khribin looked to have secured a share of the points for the Syrians in a match dominated by the hosts.
The win moves South Korea on to seven factors from their initial a few games and Bento’s side could have experienced the result sealed extensive ahead of Hwang In-beom place his facet in entrance a few minutes into the 2nd half.
The Koreans hit the woodwork as early as the 10th moment when Tune Min-kyu’s header clipped the body of the objective in entrance of the empty stands of the Ansan Wa Stadium.
Hwang Hee-chan struggled to exhibit his early period Wolverhampton Wanderers form, shinning the ball large around the crossbar from close variety midway via the 50 %.
The Koreans took the guide via Hwang, who twisted onto his still left foot prior to shooting across Ibrahim Alma from outside the house the spot.
Alma 2 times denied Son the chance to double the guide as the next half wore on and Khribin’s magnificent end appeared like it would punish the Koreans.
But Son struck from shut selection subsequent Kim Min-jae’s knockdown to make Korea a remarkable win.
In Group B, desk toppers Australia will just take on Oman whilst Saudi Arabia host Japan and China perform Vietnam.
The top rated two finishers in each group are guaranteed a location at next year’s World Cup finals while the nations ending in third will enter into a sequence of playoffs.