Wolverhampton Wanderers man of the moment Hee-Chan Hwang got an assist in South Korea’s crucial 2-1 World Cup qualifying win against Syria.

The 25-year-old fed In-Beom Hwang who smashed the ball home from distance to give his nation the lead, but unlike for Bruno Lage’s side, the man on loan from RB Leipzig was wasteful in front of goal.

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In the 21st minute, Hwang blazed a first-time effort inside the penalty area over the bar and after taking the ball down on his chest in the 40th minute, again inside the penalty area, he leant back too much and his shot flew over.

Unlike his short time in the Black Country, Hwang didn’t have the same prolific composure he has shown in England so far.

After Syria equalised in the 84th minute, Tottenham star Heung-Min Son ensured his side got the three points with the winner in the 89th minute.

Against Syria, Hwang had 68 touches and completed 40 of his attempted 44 passes (91%).

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But of his five attempts on goal, he only registered one shot on target and missed one big chance (SofaScore).

 

Playing on the left-wing, Hwang completed two dribbles, won three tackles and made one interception.

The win took South Korean to seven points from three games and they leapfrogged Iran to top the group, but they have played a match more.

South Korea face Iran on Tuesday where Hwang will be hoping to rediscover his goalscoring touch in a crunch clash.

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