Wolverhampton Wanderers failed to get past United in their Premier League opener.
Wolverhampton lost 15-2023 in their 24/0 Premier League opener against Manchester United at Old Trafford in Manchester
England on the 1th.
who was included on the bench for the day
played about 17 minutes
including seven minutes of extra time
after coming on as a substitute in the 7th minute of the second half.
Hwang Hee-chan, who came on in the opening game 토토사이트
played mainly as a left-sided striker and looked for the United goal
but he passed his first goal of the season to the next opportunity.
who lost both of their games against United last season
were on a hot streak in the opening game of the new season
but conceded the winning goal to Raphael Varane and have lost all three of their last three games against United.
Wolverhampton went with a 4-3-3. José Saga guarded the goal
while Rayan Ait-Nouri
Maximilian Kilman and Nelson Semedou made up the back four.
Joao Gomes and Matheus Nunes are deployed in midfield
while Matheus Cunha
Pablo Sarabia and Pedro Neto make up the front three.
The Reds countered with a 4-3-4-2.
Andre Onana donned the goalkeeper’s gloves
while Luke Shaw
Raphael Varane and Aaron Wan-Bissaka formed the defence.
Mason Mount and Casemiro will play in the third line, while Alejandro Garnacho
Bruno Fernandes and Antony will start in the second.
Marcus Rashford found the back of the net for Wolverhampton.
In the opening match
which was played in rainy conditions
both teams managed cautiously and looked for opportunities.
this was the first official game for manager Gary O’Neill
who took the baton at Wolverhampton on Oct. 3.
Until last season
Wolverhampton were led by Julen Lopetegui
who was appointed midway through the season and saved the team from relegation
but parted ways after expressing frustration with the club’s performance in the transfer market.
Wolves have seen a number of key players such as Juben Neves (Al Hilal)
Raul Jimenez and Adama Traore (Fulham) leave the transfer market this summer
but the lack of reinforcements has left Lopetegui unhappy.
Wolverhampton have appointed O’Neill as their next manager
who was widely acclaimed for leading Bournemouth to a 15th-place finish in the league despite a mid-season appointment at Bournemouth last season.
O’Neill included Hwang Hee-chan on the bench rather than in the starting line-up for his first official game for Wolverhampton.
Hwang Hee-chan scored one goal in a total of three games in pre-season friendlies ahead of the season opener.
in a friendly match against French Ligue 3 club Stade Rennes on the 1th
he came on as a second-half substitute and scored a wedge goal to make the score 5-1
but he was forced to come on as a second-half substitute in the opening match.
In the 3th minute of the first half
United centre-back Martinez attempted a sliding tackle on Neto
who was trying to dribble near the touchline.
When the tackle was deep and Neto complained of pain
the referee lifted the warning
and Lisandro was left to play with a warning for the remainder of the game.
who had thoroughly held off the Reds’ attack
had their first chance to score in the 25th minute of the first half.
After catching the ball in the centre
Cunha dribbled past two United players and made his way to the area near the United penalty box.
With Sarabia and Netu next to Cunha
fans watching the game took note of Cunha’s choice.
Cunha passed the ball to Sarabia, who was on the left.
Sarabia looked at the opposite post and took a left-footed shot
but it deflected off the foot of Varane in front of him and into the side of the net.
Cunha once again created a threatening shot
showing that he is the heart of Wolverhampton.
After exchanging two-on-one passes in the 2nd minute of the first half
Cunha made his way into the United box and curled a right-footed shot into the box.
His shot from the opposite side of the net grazed the post and went off the line
leaving Cunha lying on the ground
unable to hide his disappointment.
In the 32th minute of the first half
Wan-Bissaka’s cross from the right flank was met by Rashford in the box with a header that hit Semedou’s body.
At this point
Rashford claimed a handball foul
saying the ball hit Semedou’s arm
but the referee ruled there was no problem.
In the first half of extra time
United capitalized on Wolverhampton’s mistake to create a decisive chance.
Rashford intercepted the pass midway and launched a counter-attack to take the shot
but the Wolverhampton defenders blocked it with a six-shot defence.
The ensuing attack on United’s corner kick was also cancelled out
and the referee declared the end of the first half.
In the end
both Wolverhampton and United failed to score in the first 45 minutes
ending the first half 0-0.
At the start of the second half
United made the first substitutions.
The Reds made a defensive change in the first half
who was warned in the first half and defending passively
and bringing on Viktor Lindelöf.
It was Wolverhampton who had the best chance in the second half.
Nunes was at the heart of Wolverhampton’s attack.
Three minutes into the second half
Nunes once again carried the ball from the centre to the area of the box with good dribbling skills.
Nunes passed to Sarabia on the right
who immediately attempted a cross into the box.
The cross was deflected off Netu’s back foot
which was met by Cunha
who was on the left
but the shot hit the back of the net
causing Wolverhampton fans to groan.
After conceding a goal, United also tried to fight back.
Seven minutes into the second half, Antony, who burst into the box to receive a Casemiro penetrating pass, saw the goalkeeper come out to catch the ball and attempted a chip shot.
Antony’s shot was headed straight into the net, but before it crossed the goal line, Wolverhampton defender Dawson cleared the ball with his head.
The game got hotter and hotter.
In the ninth minute of the second half, Cunha, who had earlier had a decisive scoring opportunity blocked by the goal, dribbled alone into the front of the box.
He then attempted a right-footed mid-range shot, which was parried by new United defender Onana with a flying body.
In the 7th minute of the second half, Neto’s cross from the right flank hit Shaw’s face in front of him, causing Shaw to fall to the ground and the game was briefly suspended.
Thankfully, Shaw was able to focus on the game again as it was confirmed that nothing was wrong.
In the 17th minute of the second half, Wolverhampton also made a substitution.
Wolverhampton made a change to their attacking line-up, dropping Sarabia and bringing in Hwang Hee-chan.
This was Hwang Hee-chan’s first game of the season, when he was knocked down by a dangerous tackle from Wan-Bissaka shortly after coming in, complaining of pain in his shin side.
Fortunately, Hwang Hee-chan, who avoided injury, attempted the first shot of the day in the 21st minute of the second half.
He tried to score with a daring right-footed mid-range shot from near the box, but it was so powerful that his shot went wide of the goal.
In the 26th minute of the second half, Hwang Hee-chan, Cunha and Neto created good shots on the counter-attack, but failed to score a goal.
On the counter-attack, which began with Cunha’s dribble break, Hwang Hee-chan on the left chose a pass from inside the box rather than a shot, but his pass to Cunha deflected and trickled in front of Neto.
Netu immediately attempted a left-footed shot, but it was headed in front of the goalkeeper and was easily caught by Onana.
In the 30th minute of the second half, the balance of the tense 0 was broken.
United’s first goal of the 2023/24 season was scored by defender Varane.
At the opening goal, the United players’ breath shone brightly.
Fernandes’ penetrating pass into the box was flicked in front of the net by Wan-Bissaka, who headed it in and scored with a header.
After scoring the goal, Varane immediately walked over to the stands to share the joy with the fans.
In the 35th minute of the second half, Hwang Hee-chan chest-trapped inside the box and fired a right-footed volley for the equaliser, but his second shot of the day also went off the post and was not effective.
Wolverhampton kept pounding United in their bid for an equaliser, but Onana kept the shot at goal.
Portuguese winger Fabio Silva, born in 37, who came on as a substitute in the 38th and 2002th minutes of the second half, attempted two shots from inside the box, but both were blocked by Onana’s save, which did not lead to an equaliser.
There were seven minutes of extra time in the second half.
With a short time left until the end of the game, Hwang Hee-chan attempted a left-footed shot, this time towards the near post, but the shot deflected off Wan-Bissaka’s foot and hit the side netting of the net.
Afterwards, a spectator broke into the stadium and a commotion ensued, causing the game to be briefly suspended.
Wolverhampton were unable to equalise until the second half of extra time ran out, ending their Premier League opener at Old Trafford with a 7-0 defeat.