Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) is unstoppable. He recently scored his fifth goal in the English Premier League (EPL) in three consecutive matches, continuing his unstoppable goal-scoring form. He also made history as the first player in the club’s history to score in five consecutive home games.
Hwang Hee-chan roared after scoring an invaluable opener in the eighth round home game of the 2023-24 English Premier League (EPL) against Aston Villa at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, on Monday (Aug. 8). It was his fifth goal in the EPL and sixth this season.
Hwang’s goal came in the eighth minute of the second half with the score tied at 0. Playing on the left flank in a 3-4-3 formation, he broke the deadlock by calmly finishing a grounded cross from the right flank by Paulo Neto. It was a display of penetration, concentration, and goal-scoring prowess.
It was even more meaningful that the goal was achieved through the so-called ‘nosebleed effort’ and concentration. In the second minute of the second half, Hwang was hit in the face by the elbow of his opponent Douglas Lewis during a ball contest and suffered a nosebleed. Hwang was treated for a long time, including hemostasis, but he remained focused and smiled after scoring the goal.
With this goal, Hwang continued his streak of goals in three consecutive official matches, following his last goal against Ipswich Town (League Cup) and before Manchester City (EPL). His fifth goal in the EPL this season. He tied his career-high set in 2021-22, when he first started in the EPL with Wolverhampton, and surpassed his tally from last season (three). He can now challenge for more than double-digit goals in his first season in the big leagues. Tied for fourth in EPL scoring. Right behind Elling Holland (Man City – 8 goals) and Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Alexandre Lacazette (Newcastle United – 6+).
In addition, he became the first player in club history to score in five consecutive EPL home games, according to statistics firm Opta. He opened the scoring at Everton in May, the final home game of last season, and has now scored in five consecutive league home games this season, including against Brighton & Hove Albion in Round 2, Liverpool in Round 5, Man City in Round 7, and Aston Villa in Round 8 today. Hwang is the first player to score in five consecutive home games since the club was founded in 1877.
It wasn’t all about the goals, either, as Hwang played a key role on the left flank, both on the ball and in possession, until he was substituted in the 41st minute. He converted one of his two shots on goal and had a 70% passing success rate. He also created chances for his teammates, including one key pass and one cross (100%). In addition, Hwang dropped deep down the pitch and was actively involved in the defense. In the process, he won a whopping four out of five ball contests and made two tackles and one interception. 스포츠토토