‘Son Heung-min hits the goal post’ Tottenham, unfortunate loss to Wolverhampton

A shock 0-1 loss as Heung-Min Son returned from the start after 2 consecutive league wins

Son Heung-min’s shot hit the post [로이터=연합뉴스]

Son Heung-min (Tottenham) returned as the first, but his team, English professional football team Tottenham Hotspur, suffered a shock defeat to Wolverhampton in the lower ranks.

Tottenham lost 0-1 to Wolverhampton in the 26th home match of the English Premier League (EPL) season 2022-2023 held at the Molyneux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England on the 5th (Korean time).

Son Heung-min, who had been replaced in two consecutive games earlier, was more energetic than before at full-time that day. He made several impressive appearances, such as hitting the goal post with a shot, but was unable to create an attacking point in the end.

Son Heung-min has only 5 goals and 3 assists in the league this season. If you add the UEFA Champions League (UCL, 2 goals) and FA Cup (FA) records, it’s 9 goals and 3 assists in the official game.

Tottenham won two league games in a row against West Ham and Chelsea, in which Son Heung-min replaced them, but lost in the game that again featured him as a first-team player.

Heung-Min Son takes a corner kick [AFP=연합뉴스]
Heung-Min Son takes a corner kick [AFP=연합뉴스]

Tottenham remained in 4th place (45 points), and Wolverhampton remained in 13th place (27 points).

Wolverhampton national team striker Hwang Hee-chan missed five games in a row due to a hamstring (muscle behind the thigh) injury.

Tottenham played a dominant game in the first half, but their chances to score were ruined by Jose Sa’s successive saves from the goalkeeper.

In the 19th minute of the first half, Son Heung-min passed a pass from the center to the right, and Harry Kane’s left foot shot was blocked by four.

In the 41st minute of the first half, Son Heung-min’s free kick led to Ivan Perisic’s diving header, but this time it was caught again.

Wolverhampton Traore scores the winning goal [AFP=연합뉴스]
Wolverhampton Traore scores the winning goal [AFP=연합뉴스]

Son Heung-min’s decision was also disappointing.

At 44 minutes of the first half, in a counterattack situation, Son Heung-min’s right foot shot from the left side of the goal area past two defenders pierced the air.

In the second minute of the second half, Son Heung-min’s left foot shot from the left side of the goal hit the crossbar and swallowed the disappointment.

Wolverhampton, who had blocked Tottenham well offensively, scored 3 valuable points with Adama Traore’s winning goal in the 37th minute of the second half.

When Tottenham goalkeeper Fraser Foster parried Raul Jimenez’s right-footed shot from the right side of the penalty area, Traoré connected with a right-footed volley and rattled the Tottenham net.

Tottenham led 21-8 in the number of shots that day, but did not show a big difference in effective shots at 6-5.

[전국매일신문] Reporter Kim Na-hyun

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