‘Bull’ Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) tasted a goal in a month.
Hwang Hee-chan scored his 4th goal of the season in the home game against Everton in the 37th round of the 2022-2023 English Premier League held at the Molyneux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England on the 20th (local time).안전놀이터
However, Wolverhampton failed to keep Hwang Hee-chan’s opening goal and finished in a 1-1 draw as Yeri Mina scored an equalizer before the end of the game. Wolverhampton, who only got 1 point, maintained 13th place (11 wins, 8 draws, 18 losses). ‘One-Shot One-Kill’ Hwang Hee-chan, Hwang Hee-chan, who started for the first time in a long time with
a single shot as a goal, started as a two-top with Adama Traore.
Hwang Hee-chan and Traore, whose strength and breakthrough power are their strengths, put pressure on Everton’s defense.
Comparing power, Wolverhampton was stronger than Everton, which fell to 17th place. However, Everton’s desperation, which was on the verge of relegation to the second division, made the game hot that day, and the two teams fought so hard that there were no effective shots until the 30th minute in the first half.
It was Hwang Hee-chan who broke the tight balance. In the 34th minute of the first half, Traore, who intercepted Everton’s pass, ran alone from the half-line and even fired a shot, but Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford knocked it away.
However, Hwang Hee-chan, who was rushing together and waiting in front of the goal, shook Everton’s net as he pushed it with his right foot. It was a valuable goal by Hwang Hee-chan, who scored after waiting for six games since the match against Brentford last month.
Hwang Hee-chan diligently ran around the ground, actively participating in midfield fights, and was replaced by Mario Lemina in the 29th minute of the second half according to Wolverhampton coach Hulen Lopetegui’s strategy to strengthen the defense. Wolverhampton home fans greeted Hwang Hee-chan from the ground with a standing ovation.
Wolverhampton, who couldn’t keep ‘Hwang Hee-chan’s goal’, gave up an equalizer
▲ The moment Hwang Hee-chan scored
ⓒ Reuters/Yonhap News
Everton, wanting to escape the relegation crisis, launched a wave of offensive attacks in the second half. However, it was not easy to break through Wolverhampton’s defense. Wolverhampton had a lot of crouching and counterattacked, but it did not lead to a goal.
Coach Lope Tegui started to ‘harden’ by excluding Traoré and Hubeng Neves and further strengthening his defense. However, the game was often delayed because of many injured players, so 9 minutes of extra time were given.
The feeling of insecurity was right. In the 54th minute, when there was little extra time left, Wolverhampton goalkeeper Daniel Bentley emptied the goal to hit a cross and came out for a moment, then Everton’s Mina pushed the ball in and scored a dramatic equalizer.
In the end, it ended in a 1-1 draw, and it was a game that was regrettable for Wolverhampton. However, Everton, whose Premier League stay was still uncertain, could not help but laugh.
Although Wolverhampton missed the victory, Hwang Hee-chan received the highest rating of 7.3 among Wolverhampton players from Whoscored.com, a European football statistics specialist. It was an outstanding goal for Hwang Hee-chan, who had few opportunities to play due to injuries and sluggishness this season.
Wolverhampton, which will be active in the Premier League next season, will play its final game against Arsenal on the 29th. Attention is focusing on whether Hwang Hee-chan, who has regained his sense of goal, will reap the ‘beauty of the end’.