Hwang’s sixth goal of the season makes Wolverhampton history, bringing him into ‘tied fourth’ in EPL scoring
Nothing could stop Hwang Hee-Chan (27, Wolverhampton). Neither the opposition’s violent play nor injuries were an obstacle. Hwang made club history.
Wolverhampton drew 1-1 with Aston Villa in the eighth round of the 2023-2024 Premier League on Monday (Aug. 8) in Wolverhampton, England. The Blues were unable to protect Hwang Hee-chan’s opener, conceding to Pau Torres in the 10th minute of the second half.
The result leaves Wolverhampton in 16th place with eight points (W2 D2 L4). Villa, who had their three-game winning streak snapped, 온라인카지노 are fifth with 16 points (5 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses).
Hwang Hee-chan started the game and scored one goal before being substituted in the 40th minute.
Hwang Hee-chan tormented the Villa defense with his flurry of activity and forward pressure. In the 33rd minute, he set up a teammate with a sharp lateral cross.
Villa heavily marked Hwang Hee-chan. In particular, central midfielder Douglas Lewis was constantly trying to stop Hwang Hee-chan, even resorting to violent play. In the second minute of the second half, he hit Hwang Hee-chan in the face with an elbow during a contested aerial ball. In the 18th minute of the second half, he said something to her and pushed her down with his hand near her neck.
But Hwang was not to be deterred, and he rattled the Villa goal with a nosebleed fight. Eight minutes into the second half, Hwang finished off a pass from Pedro Neto to officially record his third consecutive goal.
The Hwang-Netu partnership shone again. It was their third goal together this season. Neto’s quick run down the flank was followed by Hwang’s clever finish.
It was Hwang’s fifth league goal of the season. He is now tied for fourth on the Premier League goalscoring list with Mohamed Salah and Jarrod Bowen. He is one goal behind runner-up Son Heung-min (six).
Wolverhampton were unable to defend Hwang’s goal. Torres equalized two minutes later.
Hwang was taken off in the 40th minute. He was replaced by Fabio Silva after suffering a leg strain from running too hard.
Wolverhampton had to settle for a 1-1 draw with no further goals as Mario Lemina was sent off in second-half stoppage time.
Hwang became the first player in Wolverhampton’s history to record an attacking point in five consecutive Premier League home games, according to soccer statistics outlet Opta. He opened the scoring against Brighton, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Villa last season, starting in round 37 against Everton.