Hwang Hee-chan from ‘Son Silent’ bangs! ‘Team’s highest rating’ swept away + standing ovation from home fans
While Son Heung-min (30, Tottenham) was silent, Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton) scored a goal and delighted the fans.
Wolverhampton drew 1-1 in the 2022-2023 season English Premier League (EPL) round 37 home game against Everton held at Molyneux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England on the 20th (Korean time). Hwang Hee-chan scored the first goal in the 34th minute of the first half, but Yeri Mina equalized in the second half of extra time and the game ended in a draw. Wolverhampton maintained 13th place in the league with 11 wins, 8 draws and 18 losses (41 points).
On this day,안전놀이터 Hwang Hee-chan started as a two-top team with Adama Treore. He was the starter in only four games. He moved diligently from the front and looked for opportunities. Everton, which was in danger of relegation, launched an early offensive, and Hwang Hee-chan actively participated in defense and helped the team.
Then, an opportunity came to Hwang Hee-chan. In the 34th minute of the first half, Traoré quickly dribbled from the middle of his own half to the opponent’s penalty box and hit a right-footed shot. Hwang Hee-chan, who was flooding the second ball, which goalkeeper Jordan Pickford blew himself away, shook the net by pushing it with his right foot.
It was Hwang Hee-chan’s 3rd goal in the league and 4th goal in the official match. It was the first goal in about 40 days since the match against Brentford on April 15th. Hwang Hee-chan, who scored the goal, approached the home fans, grabbed the Wolverhampton emblem, and thanked them. The goal was significant as it was scored in a car that was unable to play in many games due to injury this season. Hwang Hee-chan returned to Wolverhampton after participating in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and suffered from a long-term hamstring injury.
Hwang Hee-chan was replaced due to muscle spasm in the 29th minute of the second half and left the field. When the home fans gave a standing ovation, Hwang Hee-chan responded with a round of applause.
Wolverhampton striker Hwang Hee-chan. /AFPBBNews=News1
Hwang Hee-chan was left out and Everton scored a dramatic equalizer at the end of extra time in the second half. Daniel Bentley stumbled to catch the opponent’s cross and emptied the post while Mytle Keane caught the ball and passed it to Mina in the center. Mina pushed it into the net with her right foot. It was a painful mistake for Wolverhampton.
On this day, the football statistics site’Who Scored.com’ recognized Hwang Hee-chan for his performance by giving him the highest rating in the team, 7.3. Across both teams, the rating higher than Hwang Hee-chan was Yeri Mina (7.4), who scored the equalizer. The evaluation of ‘Foot Mob’ was similar. I gave Hwang Hee-chan the highest rating in the team at 7.5.
Wolverhampton praised, “You played well, Hee-chan” through the official social network service (SNS).
Meanwhile, in the 37th round of the EPL between Tottenham and Brentford, Brentford won 3-1. Son Heung-min, who started the game, took 3 shots and 4 key passes, actively participating in the attack, but failed to increase the attack point. After the game, England’s ‘Football London’ commented, “It was lively in the first half, but it was quiet until the end of the second half.” While Heung-Min Son was silent, Hee-Chan Hwang scored a goal, bringing joy to the fans.