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North beats South in Korean rivals’ match

Update : 21 Jul 2013, 02:33 PM

North Korea edged out South Korea 2-1 in an inter-Korean football showdown at the Women’s East Asian Cup here on Sunday.

Ho Eun-Byol grabbed two goals in quick succession during the first half at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, as North Korea quickly erased a one-goal deficit and beat South Korea for the 10th time in their last twelve showdowns.

The match took place against a backdrop of lingering tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula.

Both teams had a cautious start to the match, before Kim Soo-Yun put South Koreans on the board in the 26th minute.

The midfielder pounced on a loose ball after a goalmouth scramble and rolled it past Hong Myong-Hui into the North Korean net. But the visitors quickly regained control. In the 36th, Ho equalised on a rebound following a brief period of dramatic goal-line mayhem near the South Korean net.

MATCH RESULT South Korea       1-2    North Korea Kim Soo-Yun 26            Ho Un-Byol 36, 37

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