Hwang Hee-chan scored his 20th career goal in the EPL

Hwang Hee-chan 28, Wolverhampton has surpassed ‘Happey’ Park Ji-sung.
Hwang Hee-chan scored his 12th goal in this season’s English Premier League against Manchester City in the 36th round of the 2023-2024 season at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. However, the team lost 1-5.

Wolverhampton ranked 11th in the league with 46 points 13 wins, 7 draws, and 16 losses. On the other hand, Manchester City scored 82 points 25 wins, 7 draws, and 3 losses, chasing Arsenal 83 points for the top spot.

Hwang Hee-chan, who started as a starter, spent 87 minutes on the ground. He played with Matheus Cunha at the front line.

Wolverhampton narrowly escaped a ‘goalless’ defeat thanks to Hwang Hee-chan’s goal.

Manchester City tied up Wolverhampton and scored three goals in the first half alone.

Manchester City scored in the 10th minute of the first half. Ait Noori and Gvardiol collided in a contest inside the Wolverhampton box, and the referee declared Ait Noori’s foul and took a penalty kick. Holan, who played as a kicker, shook the net without making a mistake.

Manchester City scored another goal. In the 35th minute of the first half, they scored an additional goal. Rodri, who caught the ball in the box, crossed into the right position and Holan jumped up and connected it with a header.

Manchester City made it 3-0 in the first half. Semedu fouled Holan as he drove the ball into the box in stoppage time, and the referee ruled again for a penalty. Holan scored again and completed a hat-trick.

The first half ended with Manchester City leading by three goals.

In the eighth minute of the second half, Wolverhampton caught up with a goal. Hwang Hee-chan tasted the goal. Goalkeeper Ederson popped out to deal with Jean-Richner Belgarde’s cross from the right side. However, he failed to deal with the ball properly. Seeing the goalkeeper out, Hwang Hee-chan shot as it was and scored a comeback goal. His 12th goal in the league.

However, there was no further pursuit. Rather, Manchester City widened the gap. After catching the ball at the 9th minute in the second half, Holan quickly rushed into the box and reported the score with a powerful shot.

Manchester City sealed the victory. In the 35th minute of the second half, Álvarez scored his team’s fifth goal with a low, fast left footed shot.

The game ended with Manchester City’s 5-1 victory.

Although the team lost, the score on the day is significant for Hwang Hee-chan.

Hwang Hee-chan scored his 20th career goal in the EPL after a match against Manchester City. He beat Park Ji-sung, who had 19 goals overall, to become the second-highest scorer as a Korean player in the EPL. Son Heung-min 119 goals, Tottenham Hotspur is No. 1.

Hwang Hee-chan, who entered the EPL stage wearing a Wolverhampton uniform on loan in 2021, 토토 scored five goals in his first season, then scored 20 goals 84 games in three seasons as he gradually built up his scoring position and expanded his position.

Park Ji-sung, the first Korean Premier Leaguer, played for Manchester United and the Queens Park Rangers QPR from 2003 to 2013, scoring 19 goals in 153 games.

Meanwhile, Hwang Hee-chan listened to Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola’s praise on the day.

Guardiola also mentioned Wolverhampton’s only scorer Hwang Hee-chan after praising Porttrick Holan.

I want to compliment Wolverhampton and their pattern play. Hwang Hee-chan and Cunha are always threatening, he said.

This time, it is Guardiola who remembered Hwang Hee-chan’s name. As recently as October last year, he did not mention Hwang Hee-chan’s name but referred to him as Korean Guy.

Wolverhampton has outstanding players, Guardiola said at a press conference before his showdown with Wolverhampton in October 2023, referring to Pedro Netu and Matheus Cunha accurately, but Hwang Hee-chan did not seem to remember his name, saying, He is the Korean guy. This time, he spoke Hwang Hee-chan’s name properly. This means that Hwang has been properly imprinted on Guardiola.