Hwang Hee-chan starts → 45 minutes ‘rating 6.6’… Wolverhampton draw 1-1 with ‘promotion hopefuls’ Luton Town in bad weather
‘Bull’ Hwang Hee-chan (27) started but failed to pick up any offensive points. Wolverhampton also had a disappointing draw.
Wolverhampton drew 1-1 away to Luton Town in the sixth round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) at Kenilworth Road in Luton, England on Wednesday (Aug. 23).
It was a disappointing draw for Wolverhampton. They couldn’t catch Luton, who have the worst record among the league’s 20 teams. With this result, Wolverhampton failed to overcome a three-match winless streak (one draw and two losses) and their season record now stands at one win, one draw, and four losses (four points). They are 16th in the league. Wolverhampton’s next league opponent is “the best” Man City. It’s likely to be a tough one.
On the other hand, Luton, who returned to the Premier League after a 31-year absence, picked up their first point in five games with this draw. They now have one draw and four losses (with one point).
Hwang Hee-chan, who was looking for his third consecutive goal, started on the left flank midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation. He was paired with Jean-Lysander Bellegarde and Pedro Neto in the second line to support frontline striker Matias Cunha. However, Hwang was silent as the team’s offense struggled. He only played the first 45 minutes and didn’t register an attacking point, but he did make one dribble break and two tackles. His passing success rate was 93%.
European soccer statistics site Fúscore.com gave Hwang a rating of 6.3, while another statistical outlet, Footmob, gave him a rating of 6.6.
Hwang’s recent form has been so good that an early substitution feels like a shame. However, Wolverhampton were forced to make an early substitution. They were outnumbered in the 39th minute when Belgard was sent off. Bellegarde tangled with an opponent in a contest and went down, and when the opponent deliberately refused to let him go, he struck him with his foot.
The referee didn’t miss it. After a video assistant referee (VAR) review, a red card was shown. 메이저사이트
It was a stupid move in the heat of the moment. It cost the team dearly. To make matters worse for Wolverhampton, who hadn’t had a shot on target in the first half. At the start of the second half, they took off Hwang Hee-chan and Layan Ait Noorie and brought on Totti Gomes and Matt Doherty to try and change the tone.
It worked. Wolverhampton took the lead five minutes into the second half through Neto. It was a brilliant display of speed and pinpoint finishing.
However, Wolverhampton were unable to protect their one-goal lead. In the 20th minute, Gomes was fouled in the box and awarded a penalty. Luton striker Carlton Morris stepped up to take the spot kick and calmly slotted it home to equalize.
Wolverhampton then brought on Boubacar Traore, Hugo Bueno, and Tommy Doyle in an attempt to win the game, but were unable to find an equalizer. In the end, they settled for a 1-1 draw at home. Wolverhampton were outshot 3-20 on the day. After the sending off, the game was completely out of reach.