EPL selection of Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan “World Cup Heroes”.

Tottenham draw 2-2 with Brentford
Wolverhampton beat Everton 2-1

▲ Son Heung-min is looking to break through in the 2022-2023 EPL Round 17 match between Tottenham and Brentford held at the G-Tech Community Stadium in Brentford, England on the 26th (local time).
Brentford Associated Press

The protagonists of the round of 16 of the Qatar 2022 World Cup played their first match in the English Premier League of professional football (EPL). Tottenham Hotspur, with Son Heung-min wearing a mask, drew with Brentford, and Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Hwang Hee-chan as starter, won a thrilling comeback victory.

Starter Son Heung-min played full-time in the EPL match for the first time since the 14th round against Bournemouth on 29 October. On the 2nd of last month, Son Heung-min suffered an orbital fracture during the group stage match between Marseille (France) and the Champions League (UCL) of the European Football Federation (UEFA) and underwent surgery and concentrated about recovery. Son Heung-min, who warmed up on the 22nd by playing 16 minutes in the friendly match against Nice (France), played the match wearing a black mask that protects his face. Son Heung-min, who stepped up with Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski, tried to break through several times, but could not get an attack point.

Son Heung-min took a free kick from the front of the penalty arc in the 11th minute of the first half and attempted the shot in the 25th and 30th minutes of the first half. In midfield he also showed his ability to break through. Soon after the match, WhoScored.com, a football statistics site, gave Son Heung-min a 6.9 rating and Football London gave him 6 points.

Meanwhile, Wolverhampton, with Hwang Hee-chan as starter, won a match away to Everton 2-1 courtesy of Rayan Ait Nouri’s dramatic extra-time winning goal in the second half.

Manager Hulen Lopetegui, who took charge of Wolverhampton last month, recorded a win in their first EPL match. Wolverhampton, who recently fell to the bottom of the table with a draw (D1, L4) in 5 consecutive league games, amassed points in their first game after the World Cup and climbed to 18th place (13 points, W3 , 4 draws, 9 defeats), increasing the possibility of exiting the relegation zone.

Starter Hwang Hee-chan played until he was replaced by Adama Traore in the 15th minute of the second half of the day, but was unable to raise his frontline. Hwang Hee-chan has scored one goal in 12 EPL games this season. WhoScored.com gave Hwang Hee-chan a 6.0 score after the match. This is joint-low with Maximilian Kilman among the starters. Ait Nuri, who was substituted and scored the winning goal, scored the highest 7.5 points, and Podens, who scored the equaliser, scored 7.3 points.

Reporter Kim Dong Hyun

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