‘Scoring machine’ Elling Hollan led the team to a complete victory with his 4th hat-trick this season. Manchester City defeated Wolverhampton, where Hwang Hee-chan started, with Hollan’s performance at the fore.
Manchester City (Man City) won a 3-0 victory over Wolverhampton in the home game in the 21st round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 22nd (Korean time).
With this victory, Man City added 3 points and maintained 2nd place in the league with 14 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses (45 points). 메이저놀이터 The difference between Man City and Arsenal (16 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss, 50 points) is 5 points. In addition, the gap with Newcastle (10 wins, 9 draws, 1 loss) in 3rd place widened to 6 points. On the other hand, Wolverhampton ranked 17th with 4 wins, 5 draws and 11 losses (17 points).
Hwang Hee-chan stepped on the ground as a starter for 5 consecutive games, but unfortunately could not raise the attack point. He didn’t even attempt a single shot and didn’t show much, and was eventually replaced by João Moutinho at the start of the second half.
Manchester City, led by Pep Guardiola, have goalkeeper Ederson, Rico Lewis, John Stones, Manuel Macanzi, Aymeric Laporte, Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, Haaland, Jack Grealish. was selected for the field trip.
Against this, Julen Lopetegui’s Wolves were ordered to start with Josesa goalkeeper, Nelsong Semedo, Nathan Collins, Maximilian Kilman, Hugo Bueno, Mario Lemina, Ruben Neves, Adama Traore, Matheus Nunes, Hwang Hee-chan and Raul Jimenez.
Man City led the game by increasing possession of the ball from the beginning of the game. Based on strong pressure and organic organization, they pushed the defense of Wolverhampton hard.
In the end, Man City’s opening goal came in the 40th minute of the first half. Kevin De Bruyne’s short and accurate cross from the right was rushed to the goal by Hollan, who finished it off with a neat jump header. After scoring, Haaland walked up to Kevin De Bruyne and shared a hug.
Wolverhampton, who suffered a blow, made a superpower by replacing all three starting strikers at the start of the second half. Hee-chan Hwang, Raul Jimenez, and Adama Traore were replaced by Moutinho, Pablo Sarabia, and Matheus Cunha instead of three strikers.
However, rather, Wolverhampton once again revealed weakness on the defensive side. During the defense process in the 4th minute of the second half, Wolverhampton’s captain Hubeng Neves committed a foul on Gundogan penetrating from the penalty area. The referee called for a penalty kick. Halan, who started as a kicker, calmly scored a penalty kick goal. After shortening the run, he kicked it in the opposite direction of the goalkeeper without hesitation.
This was not the end. In the 9th minute of the second half, Wolverhampton goalkeeper Jose Sa made a fatal mistake. I tried to pass to a teammate in front, but it was cut off by Riyad Mahrez. He then gave a pass to Hollan, who was in front of the goal, and Hollan calmly finished with his left foot near the penalty spot.
With the goal, Halan scored his fourth hat-trick this season in 19 matches. Previously, the record for least four hat-tricks in a game was held by Ruud van Nistelrooy (65 matches). Holland’s 25th goal of the season. Sole leader in scoring. The gap with Harry Kane, second in scoring, widened to 10 goals.
Manchester City took a 3-goal lead and called on Halan, De Bruyne and Rodri to the bench. After helping the main players to arrange their stamina, in the end, Man City overpowered Wolverhampton in the home room and took three valuable points.