Wolverhampton fall to 1-3 defeat at Liverpool after Hwang Hee-chan misses opener
Wolverhampton Wanderers couldn’t hold on to an early Hwang Hee-Chan lead and were upset by Liverpool.
Liverpool defeated Wolverhampton 3-1 in the fifth round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, on Saturday.
Hwang Hee-chan opened the scoring in the seventh minute. Wolverhampton striker Netou made a bold run down the left flank, breaking through three defenders and delivering a grounded cross. Hwang, who was rushing toward the center from the right flank, placed a precise right foot on the ball. The ball found its way into an empty net, where goalkeeper Alisson Becker flailed but managed to get a hand to it after it crossed the line.
Wolverhampton had spent long periods of time matching Liverpool in terms of quality. The problem was finishing. While they weren’t far behind in shots (11 to 16), they had a bigger margin in shots on target (2 to 6). Worse, there was no one player who could capitalize on a string of chances. Wolverhampton’s most prolific player had just two shots.
After escaping the crisis without conceding another goal, Liverpool stepped up their attack in the second half 먹튀검증 and it paid off. Mohamed Salah had two assists. Goals from Cody Hackford in the 10th minute and Andrew Robertson in the 40th put the Reds back in front. Wolverhampton’s Ugu Bueno scored an own goal in stoppage time to put the game out of reach.
Despite the loss, Hwang scored his third goal in five rounds. She has now scored three of the team’s five goals and is likely to be a regular starter going forward. This was Hwang’s first start of the season.