National striker Hwang Hee-chan scored his seventh goal in the league after shaking off the disappointment of the net’s bad luck, but his team Wolverhampton (England) dedicated a penalty kick just before the end of the game and suffered a bitter defeat.
Wolverhampton lost 2-3 to Fulham in the 13th round of the 2023-2024 English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) at Craven Cottage in London, England, on the 28th (Korea time).
Hwang Hee-chan, who started as a two-top with Mateus Cunha, had a golden opportunity from the beginning.
Hwang Hee-chan, who ran to the penalty arc seven minutes later while losing a point to Alex Iwobi in the 7th minute of the first half, tried a surprise right-footed mid-range shot amid defense checks, but he beat the net to swallow his regret.
Wolverhampton, who tied the game with Cunha’s header in the 22nd minute of the first half, was dragged 1-2 again after giving Willian a penalty goal in the 14th minute of the second half.
Hwang Hee-chan, the team’s top scorer, stepped up as a troubleshooter when he needed a comeback goal.
In the 28th minute of the second half, Hwang Hee-chan penetrated the penalty box with his unique daredevil movement when the ball fell after an aerial ball contest on the penalty arc side.
In the process, Hwang Hee-chan, who competed with two Fulham defenders, fell after a struggle, and the referee declared a penalty kick after VAR. Hwang Hee-chan, who played as a kicker himself, brought the game to square one with a calm finish. 스포츠토토
It is Hwang Hee-chan’s seventh goal in the league this season, the first goal in three games since the 10th round against Newcastle United (2-2) held on the 29th of last month.
As a result, Hwang Hee-chan moved up to fifth place in the EPL scoring rankings and closely followed his teammate Son Heung-min (8 goals), who tied for third place with Jared Boan.
Hwang Hee-chan, who scored eight goals in the official match this season, including one in the League Cup, also scored two assists, so he also achieved double-digit attack points for the season.
Wolverhampton, which seemed to be taking one point thanks to Hwang Hee-chan’s performance, failed to keep the extra time in the second half and collapsed.
Harry Wilson, competing with João Gomes, allowed Fulham another penalty as he fell, and Willian came back as a kicker to complete Fulham’s 3-2 victory with multiple goals.
Hwang Hee-chan, who caught the ball in the team’s last attack just before the end whistle, fired a right-footed shot from the corner of the penalty box, but unfortunately it came out slightly over the crossbar.
Wolverhampton (15 points, goal difference -5), which had four wins, three draws and six losses, ranked 12th in the league. Fulham (goal difference -9), who had a thrilling victory in five games, also had four wins, three draws and six losses, but fell behind in goal difference to rank 14th.