‘First goal → first start’ Hwang Hee-chan substituted for injury, complains of major pain in hamstring again → needs to be examined
Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers) has been substituted due to injury.
Hwang Hee-chan started the 2023-24 English Premier League match against Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool on April 26.
Premier League third-round match against Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool. After coming off the bench in the previous two matches, Hwang was given a chance to start for the first time, but only played the first half before being substituted.
Injury was the reason. Hwang was brought down by a hard tackle from Nathan Peterson on a breakaway in the 25th minute. The impact was compounded by another collision with a camera crew after the tackle. He had to lie on the ground for a while in pain.
Hwang played the rest of the half and was replaced by Rayan Ait-Nouri at the start of the second half. It was Hwang’s first start of the season and he was disappointed to only last 45 minutes.
Injury struck again. After the game, head coach Gary O’Neill said, “Hwang Hee-chan had to be substituted due to pain in his hamstring. He will have a full scan in the near future.” The hamstring is an area that Hwang has been plagued with injuries. Last season, he often struggled with his thighs when given the chance.
It’s an injury that’s especially disappointing given his strong start to the season. Hwang Hee-chan came off the bench in rounds one and two, but his performances were decent. In the opening match against Manchester United, he came on in the second half and had four shots on goal. He was unfortunate to have his shot saved by Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the final minute of the game. 온라인바카라
Hwang Hee-chan’s aggression was rewarded with his first goal of the season. In the second round against Brighton & Hove Albion, he came on as a second-half substitute, but proved decisive. When it looked like the game was over, he stepped up and scored with a header. Aside from scoring goals, his link-up play to create chances for his teammates is also good, proving that he is the lightest striker in Wolverhampton at the start of the season.
After a shaky start, Hwang was the only goal scorer for Wolverhampton. With Julen Lopetegui abruptly relieved of his duties ahead of the kick-off, Hwang was the only player to turn the tide of a poor run of results. With only two games under her belt, she showed just how much of a threat a healthy Hwang can be, prompting calls for her to start.
O’Neill immediately started Hwang against Everton after the upturn in form. Playing alongside Fabio Silva, Mateus Cunha, and Pedro Neto in an attacking lineup, Hwang was active on the left. Even after a tackle midway through the first half that led to an injury, he remained active, serving as the initiator of an attacking move that Neto finished. He was light on his feet, so we were hoping for a second-half performance, but his hamstring ultimately proved to be a problem.
Wolverhampton’s first win of the season despite the injury to Hwang Hee-chan. Going into half-time at 0-0, they were heavily outplayed by Everton in the early stages. They had a fairly sharp attack from set-piece height advantage, but Wolverhampton avoided a goal thanks to some good saves from Jose Sa.
Wolverhampton continued to hunker down and defend. Everton had plenty of chances, including a near-goal from Abdoulaye Doucoure, but each time, Wolverhampton’s goalkeeper was up to the task. Back-to-back saves saved Wolverhampton.
Luck was also on their side. In the 32nd minute, Everton finally rattled Wolverhampton’s net, but the goal was disallowed after video assistant referee (VAR) ruled it offside. With a breath of fresh air, Wolverhampton made a change, bringing on Pablo Sarabia. Still leaning heavily on defense, Wolverhampton caught Young off balance in the closing stages.
The winner came with just over four minutes to go in stoppage time. Wolverhampton opened the scoring for Everton in the 41st minute when Sasha Kalijic headed home from a corner. Wolverhampton, who had been defending for most of the game, took a 1-0 lead.
Everton pushed for an equalizer in stoppage time. Everton were also in desperate need of a win after two consecutive defeats on the opening day. However, Wolverhampton’s defense proved to be more resilient and they held on for the win. Wolverhampton managed to hold off Everton despite the sudden injury to Hwang Hee-chan to get their first win.