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Edwards hails Hwang after two-goal display

Hwang Hee-Chan’s two-goal performance for Wolves against Newcastle got Molineux rocking.

The fledgling partnership between the South Korean and Raul Jimenez, who set up both goals, was exciting.

Former Molineux midfielder David Edwards has praised Hwang in his Express and Star column.

He says Hwang gives Wolves something they’ve lacked since Diogo Jota joined Liverpool for a reported £41 million last September.

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“His goals and movement were brilliant. Newcastle couldn’t live with him. It’s the first time since Jota left that Raul Jimenez has had a foil. If Jimenez stretched the pitch, Hwang would drop and link play, and vice versa.

“He didn’t get the ball too much in the first 20 minutes but he was always available. They just needed to find the passes. Then he gets on the turn and runs. He doesn’t look quick but he flies past people. I was super impressed.

“Wolves have really missed Jota. He was something different, a proper clever footballer. He can also give that extra dimension to Raul’s game. Maybe Hwang is someone to help take the pressure off a bit.

“I hope it’s not just a one-off and he can build on it and we can see more of that. He is someone Wolves fans will take to. He works hard, he’s fast, exciting, but so, so clever too.”

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Hwang has got the fans excited and with good reason. As Edwards said, hopefully this isn’t just a flash in the pan.

There were the makings of a real linkup there with Jimenez, and there’s still Adama Traore to bring into the side down the right.

It’s also vital that Wolves aren’t just relying on Jimenez for their goals, especially as he continues his injury recovery.