Korean Guy’ Hwang Hee-chan scored a goal again.
Wolverhampton drew 2-2 with Newcastle United in the 10th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) season held at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 29th. With this, Wolverhampton (12 points, 3 wins, 3 draws, 4 losses, 13 goals, 17 losses) jumped to 12th place.
[Point] Hwang Hee-chan, ‘showing the appearance of a problem solver’, establishes himself as Wolverhampton’s main gun
Last season, Wolverhampton dramatically remained in the midst of the crisis of changing the head coach from coach Bruno Raz to coach Julen Lopetegui. Reinforcement of power was desperately needed, but instead a bloody wind blew at Molineux Stadium. Because of catastrophic financial difficulties. We had no choice but to dispose of key players in accordance with Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. In the end, Firefighter Lopetegui also put down his baton and left. Wolverhampton quickly appointed coach Ge O’Neill and entered the new season.
The claws of the Wolves team this season are Hwang Hee-chan and Pedro Neto. In particular, Hwang Hee-chan is showing a sharper appearance despite frequent hamstring injuries and changes in coaches. In particular, the match against Manchester City was great. He scored a goal in front of coach Pep Guardiola, who called him ‘The Korean Guy’. Statistics media ‘Opta’ also selected Hwang Hee-chan as MOTM (Man of the Match) after the match between Wolverhampton and Manchester City.
Attention is focused from all over the UK. During the international break last October, England’s ‘Boot Room’ said, “We take a look at the sharpest strikers on the PL stage so far in the 2023-24 season. All records are taken from the statistical media ‘Sofa Score’ and the players who have attempted shots at least 5 times so far. “The targets are strikers,” he said, introducing players one by one who showed off their outstanding decision-making skills.
Hwang Hee-chan was introduced first. The media praised, “Hwang Hee-chan has scored 5 goals in 12 shots so far and has a goal conversion rate of 41.7%.” He continued, “Aston Villa John Duran and Brighton Simon Adinla are second with 2 goals from 5 shots, with a goal conversion rate of 40%. Third place is Newcastle United’s Alexander Isaac, with 6 goals out of 18 shots, with a goal conversion rate of 33.3%. Nottingham Forest The same goes for Taiwo Awoniyi with 9 attempts and 3 successes.”
Hwang Hee-chan also took the expected score (xG) value. Next is Son Heung-min. ‘Boot Room’ explained, “Hwang Hee-chan has scored 5 goals in 8 games, but his xG is only 1.2 (+3.8). Son Heung-min has scored 6 goals in 8 games, and his xG is 3.2 (+2.8).” ‘Korean Leaguer’ received high praise. In addition, Crystal Palace Odsonne (4 goals, xG 2.59, +1.41), Brighton Evan Ferguson (4 goals, xG 2.51, +1.49), and Burnley Lyle Foster (3 goals, xG 1.55, +1.45) also boasted high decisive power. . Hwang Hee-chan added an assist in the match against Bournemouth after returning from the international break. Wolverhampton invited Newcastle, who are making a mark with their oil money power, to their home.
[Match content] ‘Hwang Hee-chan explodes!’
The home team, Wolverhampton, led by coach O’Neill, started with a 4-4-2 formation after a hard-fought game with Wolverhampton and Newcastle . The combination of Matheus Cunha and Hwang Hee-chan appeared as the top two. The midfield consisted of Rayan Ait-Nuri, Boubacar Traore, Mario Lemina, and Pedro Neto. The defense consisted of Totti Gomes, Craig Dawson, Maximilian Kilman, and Nelson Semedo. The goal was guarded by Jose Sa.
The away team, Newcastle, led by manager Eddie Howe, played in a 4-3-3 formation. The trio of Anthony Gordon, Callum Wilson, and Miguel Almiron aimed to score from the front. In midfield, Joelinton, Bruno Guimaraes, and Sean Longstaff held out. The back four consisted of Dan Byrne, Fabian Shea, Jamal Lascelles and Kieran Trippier. Goalkeeper gloves were worn by Nick Pope.
After kickoff, an exploration battle took place. Newcastle was the first to laugh. In the 22nd minute of the first half, Gordon sent a cross into the penalty box. Sa stretched out his arm but couldn’t catch it. In a chaotic situation in front of the goal, Wilson split the net with a sensational bicycle kick.
But the lead didn’t last long. Wolverhampton corner kick chance in the 36th minute of the first half. Neto’s left-footed cross headed outward. Lemina, who endured a struggle with Trippier, scored the equalizer with a powerful diving header. Wolverhampton pulled the reins to turn the game around.
At this time, bad news occurred. After a Newcastle corner kick in the 44th minute of the first half, Shea clung to Hwang Hee-chan in the process of clearing the ball. Referee Anthony Taylor awarded a penalty kick (PK) after communicating with the video review room (VOR room). Wilson, who played as a kicker, finished calmly, scoring multiple goals and taking the lead again. The first half ended with Newcastle ahead 2-1.
A controversial foul call and a PK penalty conceded as a result. Hwang Hee-chan made up for it by scoring after entering the second half. In the 26th minute of the second half, Wolverhampton continued to attack after a free kick. Gomes broke from the side to the center and passed. Hwang Hee-chan, who succeeded in line breaking, calmly turned around and scored the equalizer with a shot aimed at the corner of the near post. The remaining time balance was not broken in the end. In the end, the game ended in a 2-2 draw.
[Hwang Hee-chan] ‘Controversial PK’ Nevertheless, ‘Bull’ Hee-
chan Hwang, who was not shaken, scored his 6th goal in the league and 7th goal of the season. Although his mentality may have been shaken due to the PK being allowed, he did not lose concentration for 90 minutes. Soccer statistics media ‘Sofa Score’ gave Hwang Hee-chan a score of 7.2. Key stats include a pass success rate of 86% (28 attempts – 24 successes), 2 key passes, an expected score (xG) of 0.35, and a dribbling success rate of 75% (4 attempts – 3 successes).
Hwang Hee-chan completed his ‘sixth consecutive league goal’ at his home stadium, Molineux Stadium. This includes the 37th round match against Everton in the 2022-23 season, the 2nd round match against Brighton in the 2023-24 season, the 5th round match against Liverpool, the 7th round match against Manchester City, and the 10th round match against Newcastle. British public broadcaster BBC praised, “Hwang Hee-chan scored after passing Pope with a clever move. This season, Hwang Hee-chan scored five of his six goals at home, and no player has scored more goals at home than him this season.”
The nickname ‘The Korean Guy’ also came into the spotlight again. Global media ‘Goal.com’ said, “Wolverhampton star Hwang Hee-chan opened up about the ‘Korean Guy’ nickname left by coach Guardiola. He said, ‘I saw it before the game. I try to think only positively. Coach Guardiola is the best coach in the world. That’s what makes me like him. He said, ‘It’s an honor for me. I just tried to think positively.’ Hwang Hee-chan is focusing only on the positive parts.”온라인카지노
Hwang Hee-chan set career highs (5 goals, 4 goals, 7 goals) on the England stage. This is even more amazing considering that it is early in the season. Wolverhampton will go on an expedition to newly promoted Sheffield United this season at midnight on the 5th of next month, and Hwang Hee-chan will attempt to score his 7th goal in the league and 8th goal of the season.
Wolverhampton (2): Mario Lemina (36 minutes in the first half), Hee-chan Hwang (26 minutes in the second half)
Newcastle United (2): Callum Wilson (22 minutes in the first half, 45+4 minutes in the first half)