Wolverhampton Wanderers’ scoring ability shows no signs of improving.
On the 22nd (Korean time) at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wolverhampton, who had the 21st round of the 2022-2023 English Premier League (EPL), lost 0-3 to Manchester City.
It was a game that led to Wolverhampton’s empty ball. Wolverhampton did not record a single shot, let alone score, for 45 minutes in the first half. In the end, the starting strikers, Hwang Hee-chan, Raul Jimenez, and Adama Traore were all replaced at halftime.
Wolverhampton coach Julen Lopetegui changed tactics in the second half by replacing three strikers with striker Matheus Cunha, winger Pablo Sarabia and midfielder João Moutinho. The number of shots started to increase, but it was the same that there was no breakthrough. I decided to reduce the number of midfielders by one more while giving up two more runs, but the reverse did not happen even after the striker Daniel Podens was put in instead of midfielder Mario Lemina. Wolverhampton finished the game with 10 shots, 1 shot on target, and no score.
Blunt offense has been an ongoing problem in recent seasons. Wolverhampton only scored 36 points in 38 games in the 2020-2021 season. The highest scoring ranking in the league was 16th. Last season, he also ranked 17th in team scoring with 38 points in 38 games. In the meantime, the situation has not changed even though the manager has changed from Nunu Santo to Bruno Raj, and from Raj to Lopetegi.
New strikers are joining every transfer window, but the problem has become more serious this season. It’s the lowest score in the league. He scored only 12 goals in 20 matches. This is less than half of the current top individual scorer, Elling Hollan (Man City, 25 goals). It is less than Harry Kane 헤라카지노 in second place and Ivan Tony (Brentford, 13 goals) in third place.
It is a problem that must be improved. Survival is at stake. Among the teams with the lowest score in the EPL over the last 10 seasons, the only team that avoided relegation was Huddersfield (28 points in 38 games), tied for 19th in the 2017-2018 season. Wolverhampton, currently 17th, are tied on points with Bournemouth, 18th in the relegation zone, and only two points ahead of bottom-place Southampton.