Korean stars Park Ji-sung and Park Ju-young respectively put their names on the scoresheet for their clubs on Saturday. Two players now have five goals apiece this season.
Park J.S. continued his brilliant form by scoring Manchester United‘s second goal of the match as his side went on to thrash Blackburn Rovers 7-1 at Old Trafford. The 29 year-old was released by Wayne Rooney on a nifty one-two passing and applied a calm finish in front of goal to give United a two-goal lead in the 23rd minute.
The win put United on top of the English Premier League for the time being with two points clear of second place Arsenal.
Park Ji-sung’s goal (vs. Blackburn)
AS Monaco ace Park J.Y., who was only on his second day since return to the club after the Bronze Medal finish at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, came in as a second half substitute in the 60th minute against OGC Nice. The striker converted Monaco’s penalty kick which was drawn by Dieumerci Mbokani in the 76th minute to give Monaco a much needed lead in the rivalry match, also known as Cote d´Azur.
However, Monaco failed to hold on to the lead as Nice striker Eric Mouloungui‘s right footed shot hit the back of the net with just five minutes remaining in the match.
Monaco manager Guy Lacombe took the negligent decision by forcing Park J.Y. to play his fourth match in eight days. The 25 year-old played three matches earlier on for South Korea at the Asian Games in China, two of which went to extra time which extended the matches to 120 minutes.
By dropping points yet again, Monaco failed to win its last three matches. Lacombe’s men sit 17th on the French Ligue 1 table with a lead in goal differential on Lens who are level on points. Caen, at 19th, are trailing the two sides by only a point with a match in hand.
Park Ju-young’s goal (vs. Nice)