Wolverhampton Wanderers have crossed the 9th division ridge for survival. Hwang Hee-chan (27) also started for the first time in about 80 days and contributed to the team’s victory.

Wolverhampton Wanderers won 2-0 in a confrontation with Crystal Palace in the 33rd round of the 2022-2023 season Premier League held at the Molyneux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England on the 26th (hereinafter Korean time).

Wolverhampton, who earned 3 points, placed 13th in the league with 37 points (10 wins, 7 draws, 16 losses, goal difference -15). Now, the gap with Everton (28 points) in 18th place in the relegation zone has widened by 9 points. 

Wolverhampton came out with a 4-4-2 formation. Mateus Cunha and Diego Costa were in the forefront, and Hwang Hee-chan, Mario Lumina, Ruben Neves and Matteus Nunes formed the midfield. Hugo Bueno, Maximilian Kilman, Craig Dawson and Nelson Semedo made up the back four, and Jose Saga kept the goal.

Palace faced off with a 4-3-3 formation. Everech Eze, Jordan IU and Michael Olise aimed to score, while Will Hughes, Luka Milivojevic and Sambi Lokonga filled the midfield. Tyreek Mitchell, Mark Gehey, Joachim Andersen, and Chris Richards formed the back four, and Sam Johnston wore the goalkeeper’s gloves.

Wolverhampton scored the opening goal in the third minute of the first half. In the process of handling a corner kick from the right, Andersen was hit on the knee, hit the post, and crossed the goal line. It was recorded as Andersen’s own goal.

Palace also had a chance. In the 16th minute of the first half, Olise pushed the ball slightly inside the box, but Lokonga, who was in front of the goal, slipped and could not catch the ball. 

In the 29th minute of the first half, Palace knocked on the goal again. Eze, who caught the ball from a rather long distance, attempted a bold mid-range shot, but was embraced by the four goalkeepers.

In the 39th minute of the first half, Palace swallowed regret. A mid-range shot from Milivojević was caught by Lokonga, who was right in front of the goal, and Lokonga fired another shot. But this time, Saga also threw herself away.

In the 28th minute of the second half, Palace had a chance. Eze, who caught the ball in front of the box, fired a shot with his left foot, and the ball, properly seated on his instep, headed for the goal with a sharp trajectory. This time, Saga recorded a save.

Hwang Hee-chan came off the pitch as a substitute in the 34th minute of the second half and finished his duties. Wolverhampton put in Adama Traore instead.

Just before the end of the game, Wolverhampton put a wedge in the victory. In the 3rd minute of extra time in the second half, goalkeeper Johnstone made a touch mistake and kicked Pedro Neto’s foot as he tried to regain possession. The referee declared a penalty kick, and Neves, who started as the kicker, split the net with an accurate shot. 카지노

The game ended with a 2-0 victory for the home team, Wolverhampton.

Hwang Hee-chan, who returned as a starter after a long time, received a favorable evaluation. He was named on the league starting list about 80 days after the match against Liverpool on February 5, and walked the pitch for about 79 minutes. According to football statistics media ‘Foot Mob’, Hwang Hee-chan touched the ball a total of 27 times, shot 3 times, passed success rate 60% (6/10), regained possession of the ball 4 times, successfully tackled 2 times (2/5), won ground competition 7 times (7/12), etc. The media gave him a rating of 7.1.

Britain’s ‘Birmingham Live’ gave Hwang Hee-chan a rating of 6, saying, “When the Palace players found it difficult to take the ball away from him, they carried the ball. He ran hard and played his part. But his sharpness and finishing ability were a bit lacking.” .

 ‘Birmingham World’ also gave a rating of 6, saying, “It wasn’t the most exciting performance Hwang Hee-chan could show. However, he played hard and caused problems for Tyrik Mitchell. Sometimes he held the ball for too long and surrendered possession.”

Wolverhampton entered the remaining stability through the victory that day. The British ‘BBC’ said, “Wolverhampton has reached the threshold of survival.” We will guarantee that it will run.”

Of course, Wolverhampton manager Julen Lopetegui was on guard. When asked if he was safe now, he said: “No, no, no, no. We have to get more points.”

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