A first-half header from defender Kwak Tae-hwi put the hosts ahead in the Group Three clash in Seoul and Park's curling effort sandwiched between Seol's strikes gave Huh Jung-moo his first win in his third spell as coach.

The hosts, fielding a strong side that included Premier League stars Park, Seol and Tottenham's Lee Young-pyo, made all of the early running without creating many clear opportunities.

After eight minutes striker Park Chu-young shot straight at Berdiyev Bayramniyaz in the Turkmen goal.

Park Chu-young went close again midway through the first half, shooting from just inside the right corner of the area, but again the Central Asian goalkeeper was equal to the challenge and palmed the ball away.

But the hosts broke the deadlock just before the break, bringing to an end a goalscoring drought that had stretched for 550 minutes.

Seol sent over a perfect cross from the right and at the far post Kwak sent a looping header over the Turkman goalkeeper.

It was the Chunnam Dragons player's first goal for South Korea in just his second game.

Just before the hour mark it was 2-0 when Park Chu-young squared the ball to Seol at the edge of the area and the winger stepped past the challenge of defender Choliyev Nazar before he curled the ball around the goalkeeper.

Three minutes later Turkmenistan enjoyed their best chance. Karadanov Mamedaly robbed Kang Min-soo and rounded Jung Sung-ryong in the Korean goal but Kwak cleared the danger.

With 20 minutes remaining, Park ended the game as a contest with a 20 yard-curler from the left corner of the Turkmen area.

And seven minutes before the end Seol was left in acres of space and rounded the goalkeeper to slide the ball into an empty net.

South Korea's next match is on March 26 against DPR Korea while Turkmenistan host Jordan.