Hwang extends career-best scoring streak in Premier League to earn Wolves 1-0 win over Burnley

Wolves striker Hwang Hee-chan ion action against Burnley.[Premier League]

South Korea striker Hwang Hee-chan extended his career-best scoring streak in the Premier League with the winning goal for Wolverhampton in a 1-0 victory over Burnley on Tuesday.

Hwang moved onto eight goals for the campaign, with only compatriot Son Heung-min (nine), Mohamed Salah (10) and Erling Haaland (14) having scored more. He has as many goals in 15 league games this season as he scored in his first two Premier League campaigns combined.

His latest goal was an opportunistic strike in the 42nd minute after Burnley midfielder Sander Berge lost possession with a heavy touch on edge of his own area as the visitors tried to play out from the back.

Pablo Sarabia regained the ball, passed inside to Matheus Cunha and the striker teed up Hwang, who slotted a low finish past goalkeeper James Trafford.

Coming off a 5-0 rout of Sheffield United over the weekend, next-to-last Burnley held its own at Molineux to suggest relegation is far from a certainty this season.

Wolves’ Daniel Bentley, starting in place of the injured Jose Sa, was the busier of the two goalkeepers and his best saves came back-to-back off Jay Rodriguez then Josh Brownhill when the score was 0-0.

Wolves climbed to 12th place in the standings.

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