Wolves loanee Hwang Hee-Chan started for South Korea in their World Cup qualifying Group A clash with the United Arab Emirates today.

Hwang played the full 90 minutes of the 1-0 victory and scored the winning goal, a first half penalty which sealed all three points.

It was reported that Hwang would play as his country’s centre-forward in the match given the absence of Bordeaux’s Hwang Ui-jo.

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And he was the man who found the back of the net to earn the victory as South Korea kicked off their final international break of the year.

SofaScore claim he played on the right of Korea’s 4-2-3-1 formation, with Tottenham’s Heung-min Son on the other flank.


Their stats show he had 55 touches across the 90 minutes, making a key pass as well as scoring the winning goal.

Hwang’s goal came in the 36th minute when, after Hwang In-beom was fouled by UAE’s Ali Salmin in the penalty box.

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The win maintains South Korea’s unbeaten home run and means they sit second in their qualification group, two points behind Iran.

On Tuesday, Hwang and his teammates will take on Iraq in an away game, looking to maintain their push to qualify for the showpiece tournament in Qatar next year.

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