Wolverhampton tastes victory after Hwang Hee-Chan’s brace.
Wolverhampton earned a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth in the ninth round of the 2023/2024 English Premier League (EPL) at the Vitality Stadium in London, England, on Tuesday (Aug. 22).
Wolverhampton deployed a 4-3-3 formation. Hwang Hee-chan, Netou, Ait Nouri, Traore, Gomes, Doherty, Totti, Dawson, Kilman, and Jose Sa in goal.
Bournemouth countered with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Solanke, Brooks, Billing, Tavernier, Cook, Scott, Querquez, Kelly, Jabarni, Lawrence, and Neto in goal.
Bournemouth set the tone early on. In the 16th minute, they attacked Wolverhampton with a quick counterattack. The ball found Solanke in the box. Solanke rattled the Wolverhampton goal with a calm shot.
Wolverhampton began to pull away at the start of the second half. Two minutes into the second half, Mateusz Cunha rattled the net with a right-footed shot from inside the box.
Then came the big change. In the seventh minute of the second half, Cook and Hwang Hee-chan collided, with Cook lashing out at Hwang as he appeals to the referee. Cook received a direct ejection. Hwang was also given a caution.
Wolverhampton took control of the game with their numerical advantage. In the 14th minute of the second half, Hwang Hee-chan’s pass found Ait Noor. Ait Nuri tried to play the ball into the box but was blocked by the opposition defense.
Hwang Hee-chan was on the end of it. In the 43rd minute, Hwang’s pass found Kalajic. Kalajic scored the game-winner with a precise shot.
Wolverhampton capitalized on their numerical advantage. According to statistical outlet Fourscore.com, Wolverhampton dominated Bournemouth on the day, with 66.1% of the possession. This included 20 shots on goal. Seven of those shots were on target.
At the center of the attack was Hwang Hee-chan. Hwang knocked on the door of Bournemouth’s goal with three shots on goal on the day, as well as creating crucial scoring chances with three key passes.
His performance was well-received, with HootScore.com giving him a 7.38 rating, the fifth-highest on the team. 안전놀이터