Son Heung-min vs. Hwang Hee-chan Korean derby → The bull laughed, ‘0-1→2-1 reversal’ Wolverhampton theater wins! 2 goals in extra time only, ‘1.5-gun’ Tottenham caught
Hwang Hee-chan laughed in the Korean Derby.
His team scored two goals in extra time to take the win.
It was a disappointing result for ‘Captain’ Son Heung-min.
He missed out on the victory after conceding back-to-back goals in the last minute.
Wolverhampton came from behind to win 2-1 at home against Tottenham in the 12th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, on Nov. 11 at 9:30 p.m. ET.
They conceded an early goal and looked to be on the verge of defeat.
But they didn’t crumble. They scored back-to-back goals in the second half to secure the three points.
The matchup between South Korean strikers Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan drew a lot of attention before the game. The matchup was especially interesting because both players have been on a tear.
Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan have even entered the race for top scorer. Son is tied for second in goals with eight in 11 league games.
He is chasing “monster striker” Elling Holland (Man City-11) and is tied with Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah (8). Hwang Hee-chan is tied for sixth with six goals.
It’s early in the league and he’s already surpassed his single-season EPL record of five goals, making him a surprise addition to the top scorer’s race.
The English scene was also a focus.
The Guardian wrote: “A very special game.
Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan prepare to go head-to-head.”
“Teammates in the national team, rivals in the EPL,” the EPL Secretariat said on social media.
In this matchup, it was the junior Hwang Hee-chan who had the laugh.
Hwang played the full 90 minutes and recorded one shot and two dribble breaks.
Most importantly, he had a smile on his face as his team pulled off a thrilling come-from-behind victory. According to soccer statistics site Fúscore.com, Hwang has a rating of 6.6.
Son Heung-min had a rating of 6.3. Overall, there weren’t many chances. Only one shot on target.
Wolverhampton lined up in a 3-5-2 formation. Hwang Hee-chan and Mateusz Cunha started up top.
With ace Pedro Neto out injured, Hwang’s shoulders were heavy.
Wolverhampton had just suffered a shock defeat at ‘bottom of the table’ Sheffield United. They needed to turn things around, and they did.
A huge win and the catching of the ‘big fish’ Tottenham.
Wolverhampton moved from 14th to 12th in the league with 4 wins, 2 draws, and 5 losses (15 points).
Second-place Tottenham, meanwhile, is now 8W2D2L (26 points).
Without a point, they failed to overtake the top spot.
Leader Man City has 9 wins, 2 losses, and 27 points.
They have played one less game than Spurs, so the gap between the two teams could widen further.
Spurs were forced to field a 1.5-man squad on the day, missing a number of first-teamers.
Their 10-match unbeaten streak was snapped in a shock 1-4 loss to Chelsea the day before, and they were missing a number of players from that game.
Midfielder James Maddison and center back Mickey van der Vaan are injured.
Defenders Destiny Udoji and Cristian Romero were sent off and ruled out. Even the “100 billion man” is injured.
Tottenham named their best 11 with substitutes.
Anze Postecoglou opted for a 4-3-3 formation, with Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulicepski, and Brennan Johnson forming the back three.
The center backs were Rodrigo Bentancur, Yves Bissouma, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The back four was Pedro Foro, Eric Dier, Ben Davies, and Emerson Royal, with Guglielmo Vicario in goal.
But Tottenham didn’t get off to a bad start.
The first goal came early. In the third minute of the first half, Johnson rattled the net.
On the right flank, a neat back-footed pass from Kulusebski opened up space for Foro.
Foro delivered an accurate low cross that Johnson ran onto and finished.
Despite losing both of their first-choice center backs at the same time, Tottenham’s defense held up well.
Dyer and Davies played a gritty defense.
In the 10th minute, Davies stretched his opponent to the limit and then stretched himself to shoot.
In the 23rd minute, Hwang Hee-chan had a good chance.
For a split second, he found space in the back and broke down the Tottenham defense.
However, he was pushed down in a contest with a defender who came in late.
The referee let the game continue.
Hwang also had a nervous tussle with Johnson in the 32nd minute.
Wolverhampton continued to fight back.
However, they were unable to get past Tottenham goalkeeper Vicario.
In the 33rd minute, Wolverhampton midfielder Mario Lemina fired a shot towards the opposite goal, but Vicario dived to palm the ball away. 안전토토사이트
Lemina was understandably disappointed, and the first half ended with a 1-0 Tottenham lead.
In the second half, Wolverhampton came out fired up.
They pushed forward.
In the first minute of the second half, Jean-Luc Bellegarde shot over the bar.