‘Bull’ Hwang Hee-chan finally succeeded in hunting for the first goal of the season.
Hwang Hee-chan (27) scored a 2-2 tie in the 21st minute of the second half in the 2022-2023 England Football Association (FA) Cup 3rd round (Round of 64) between Liverpool and Wolverhampton held at Anfield in Liverpool, England on the 8th (Korean time).
Hwang Hee-chan enjoyed the first joy of the new year with his first goal of the season, which had not been scored by his team.
The goal is even more meaningful as it was scored against strong Liverpool.
Hwang Hee-chan scored his 5th goal in the 2021-2022 season in a Premier League (EPL) game against Arsenal in February of last year, and has not been able to score a goal in Wolverhampton for nearly a year.
Hwang Hee-chan has scored goals in Qatar World Cup qualifiers and friendly matches for the national team. However, in Wolverhampton, he kept silent for a long time.
This season, he played as a substitute and could not play a lot of time, so his chances of scoring decreased that much.
Hwang Hee-chan became the main character that decided Korea’s progress to the round of 16 with the winning goal in the second half of extra time in the final group stage match against Portugal at the Qatar World Cup (2-1 win).
After the World Cup, he began to gain the trust of coach Lopetegui at Wolverhampton.
On the 21st of last month, the first game of his return, he was involved in all of the team’s two goals, including one assist, as a substitute in the League Cup round of 16 (2-0 win) against Gillingham, a 4th division team.
After that, in the league, he was knocked out as a starter in three consecutive games.
In the league match against Aston Villa on the 5th, he started and played until the 14th minute in the second half.
Hwang Hee-chan, who was included in the substitute list for the match against Liverpool that day, came on as a substitute in the 18th minute of the second half when the team reversed 1-2, and scored an equalizer in the 21st minute of the second half.
In the 21st minute of the second half, Matheus Cunha stabbed the ball from the left side of the penalty area, and Hwang Hee-chan exquisitely slipped in and pushed it in to score the first goal of the season. 스포츠토토
With Hwang Hee-chan’s equalizing goal, Wolverhampton escaped the risk of defeat and drew 2-2 with Liverpool, deciding whether or not to participate in the next round with a replay.
Hwang Hee-chan became the first-class contributor to saving the team from defeat.
Hwang Hee-chan was also recognized for his performance in the ratings of local media and statistics sites.
WhoScored.com gave Hwang Hee-chan the highest rating of 7.5 for both teams and selected him as ‘Man of the Match’.
In the foot mob, Geds, the protagonist of the first goal, was given the highest score of 7.7 among Wolverhampton players, and Hwang Hee-chan was given the second 7.5 points.
Among players from both teams, he received the fourth highest score after Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (7.8 points), Geddes, and Liverpool’s Muhammad Salah (7.6 points).
Sky Sports gave players from both teams a score between 5 and 7 points. Hwang Hee-chan scored the highest score of 7 along with Geds and Salach.