Hwang Hee-chan scored the winning goal in the 21st minute of the second half of the match between his team Wolverhampton and Manchester City (Manchester City), the first place in the Premier League, at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England on the 1st. It was the moment when he scored his fifth goal this season and his fourth in the Premier League.
Manchester City, which won six consecutive Premier League games before the match, also led the attack in the enemy territory, but the home team counterattack took a hit. In the 12th minute of the first half, Pedro Netu entered the Manchester City penalty box through de-pressure, and immediately the cutback pass given to the strikers in front of the gate was caught by Manchester City defender Huveng Díaz’s foot. The ball headed into the goal, not outside the goal line, and led to an own goal.
Wolverhampton shook both sides of Man City after the first goal, with Rayan-Aitnuri on the left side and Netu on the right side alternately attempting to break through. However, Manchester City also did not allow defenders to focus and donate additional goals.
Man City kept pushing their opponents to balance the game. Manchester City, which won a free kick in the 27th minute of the first half, tried to shoot the ball in a dynamic position following the header, but it was blocked by the opponent’s defense. In the 29th minute of the first half, Phil Foden, who led the attack through a 2-1 pass with the main gun Ealing Holan, penetrated the opponent’s defense and tried to shoot, but failed to penetrate the opposing goalkeeper Josesa.
In the end, Argentine striker Julián Álvarez, who changed his position as an attacking midfielder due to Kevin De Bruyne’s injury this season, balanced it with a free kick. In the 11th minute of the second half, Gomes committed a foul while Bob was breaking through with the ball on the left outside the penalty box, and a free kick was declared. Álvarez, who played as a kicker, shook the Wolverhampton net by shooting properly into the corner of the net near the opponent.
However, 10 minutes later, Wolverhampton scored another goal to catch the big fish, and Hwang Hee-chan was the main character. 스포츠토토
Hwang Hee-chan, who was in front of him, immediately attempted to shoot as the ball flowed to the left of the penalty box in the 21st minute of the second half. The first shot was caught on the defense, but Hwang Hee-chan poured in without losing his concentration. When Matheus Cunha caught the ball blocked by the defense in front of the gate and gave it away again, Hwang Hee-chan properly pushed his second shot to give the team a 2-1 lead. It was the winning shot and Manchester City lost the Premier League for the first time this season.
Wolves, who were at the bottom of the league, put the brakes on Manchester City’s move, which was on a winning streak of six league games.
Wolves, who had suffered ups and downs with only one win, one draw and three losses in the last five games, jumped from 16th to 13th with three valuable points after winning against Manchester City. According to Football Mob, a platform specializing in soccer statistics, Hwang Hee-chan received an 8.1 rating and was selected as the “Man of the Match (MOM)” for the game.
Hwang Hee-chan seems to completely solve his goal-making ability, which was considered his shortcoming in the new season. Prior to the match against Manchester City, he had a good sense of scoring to the extent that he scored four goals in seven games, including the League Cup, and scored the winning goal in the eighth game, contributing to catching the “giant” Manchester City. Hwang Hee-chan is the team’s top scorer with four goals in the league alone. He is also tied for third in scoring after Holan (eight goals) and Son Heung-min (six goals).
Hwang Hee-chan started from the bench at the beginning of the season, but scored two goals to regain his starting position. Hwang Hee-chan, who entered the 18th minute of the second half and played 27 minutes in the opening match against Manchester United on the 14th of last month, scored a header recovery goal in the 10th minute of the second half, trailing 0-4 against Brighton on August 19, and scored his own Premier League magic shot in the new season.
Based on this goal, Hwang Hee-chan made his first start of the season in an away match against Everton on August 26, but was replaced as soon as the end of the first half due to an abnormality in his hamstring (back thigh muscle), a chronic injury area.
However, he was substituted in the 15th minute of the second half against Crystal Palace in the fourth round as it turned out not to be a serious injury, and this time, he scored a 1-1 tie in the 20th minute of the second half, five minutes after entering the ground, to revitalize the team.
Since then, Hwang Hee-chan has joined Klinsmann, who plays two consecutive away matches in England, as a substitute in the match against Wales on the 8th and started in the match against Saudi Arabia on the 13th. When it was confirmed that there was no major problem with his body even in the two A matches, O’Neill took out Hwang Hee-chan’s starting card against Liverpool two weeks ago.
As if to prove O’Neill’s choice, Hwang Hee-chan shook the Liverpool net first in the 7th minute of the first half when Netu shook the left side of the opponent and quickly put in a low cross to the other side with his right foot.
Hwang Hee-chan, who scored the first goal against Liverpool, also scored the winning goal against Manchester City. In other words, he transformed into a killer who knocks out opponents in matches with strong teams.
As Hwang Hee-chan was very active, the enemy manager Pep Guardiola did not forget him. Guardiola congratulated Wolverhampton on his victory, pronouncing it clearly “Hwang” in a press conference after the match.
Guardiola said, “It is dangerous if we continue to allow the breakthrough after the ball is delivered to players such as Hwang and Matheus Cunha,” adding, “We have warned the players enough.” He also applauded the winner, saying, “[The Wolverhampton players] are strong.”
Guardiola’s pronunciation of “yellow” after the game is noteworthy.
“There are many high-quality players in Wolverhampton,” Guardiola said at a pre-news conference just a day ago, adding, “Pedru Netu, Matheus Cunha, and the Korean player are really good.” “The Korean guy” refers to Hwang Hee-chan, the only Korean who plays for Wolverhampton. Pep Guardiola, who called Hwang Hee-chan “the Korean player” because he couldn’t think of his name before the game, but after Hwang Hee-chan’s amazing performance, he pronounced his last name accurately and implied that his performance in the game was memorable enough.
Guardiola is not the only one who remembers Hwang Hee-chan. Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp, who was ahead of the league’s fifth round match against Wolverhampton on the 16th, also indirectly proved Hwang Hee-chan’s stronghold, saying, “Good players such as Hwang (Hee-chan) and Shasha Kalajic are threatening enough even though they do not start the game.”
Coach Klopp, who is close to South Korean players such as Son Heung-min, correctly pronounced “Hwang.”
Meanwhile, when Guardiola was beaten by Hwang Hee-chan, SNS and others are overflowing with satirical articles. “I called him a Korean guy and gave him a goal,” and “Now I think I’ll pronounce Hwang correctly.”
Hwang Hee-chan has now emerged as the team’s main gun, scoring four goals in the league. Wolverhampton has scored eight goals in the league this season. In other words, Hwang Hee-chan plays the “head of the household” responsible for half of the team’s scoring. Currently, Hwang Hee-chan is tied for fourth in the league’s scoring rankings, competing fiercely with Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Brighton and Hove Albion’s Evan Ferguson.
Hwang Hee-chan was not a fixed starting member enough to make many appearances as a substitute in the past two seasons. However, with the recent three consecutive Premier League starts, he has now become a constant in charge of Wolverhampton’s attack. Wolverhampton is taking the opportunity to hit Netu and Hwang Hee-chan’s charge from the left and right sides.
Wolverhampton will have an A-match break after a home game against Aston Villa at 10 p.m. on the 8th. He will then play an away game against Bournemouth on the 21st, a home game against Newcastle United on the 29th, and a home game against Sheffield United on November 5. Then, on November 11, Tottenham, where Son Heung-min plays, will be called home. It is also exciting whether Hwang Hee-chan and Son Heung-min will continue their goal storm until their first clash of the season. This is because the unusual scene of Korean strikers ranking second and third in the Premier League is unusual. It’s the sensation of “Korean Guy.”