Hee-Chan Hwang celebrates scoring his fourth goal since joining Wolves
Hee-Chan Hwang celebrates scoring his fourth goal since joining Wolves

Rodrigo scored a last-gasp penalty to earn injury-hit Leeds a point at home to Wolves.

Wolves looked set to be on their way to their fourth consecutive top-flight win for the first time in over 30 years thanks to a Hee-Chan Hwang goal.

The South Korean has been in fine form in front of goal since joining from RB Leipzig and continued his hot streak when getting on the end of a deflected effort from Raul Jimenez just 10 minutes into the contest.

Things got even worse for Leeds when star man Raphinha hobbled down the tunnel after picking up a knock in the second half.

Yet it was the introduction of a less established home forward just after the hour mark which was to prove the game's turning point.

Teenager Joe Gelhardt, 19, caused the Wolves back-line plenty of headaches in his half-hour cameo before finally earning a penalty in stoppage-time when brought down by Nelson Semedo.

Rodrigo then proceeded to step up and dispatch the spot-kick, keeping the Whites just one place above the relegation zone.

The point sees Wolves, on the other hand, move up into the top half of the table.

And Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa was taking the positives from his side's performance.

Bielsa said: "It was a step forward. 

The tale of the tape as Leeds rescued a point at home to Wolves
The tale of the tape as Leeds rescued a point at home to Wolves

"Compared to the game last week, which was a performance without shine, this performance looked a lot more like what the team is capable of.

"The feeling is that the group is sufficient to play the way that we want to play and to try and resolve every game.

"That applies only to the game today, and every game is an opportunity to express yourselves once again."

Did you know?

Despite earning a late point, seven points from nine games marks Leeds’ worst start to a top-flight campaign since 1981-82.

This was Wolves’ first draw in the Premier League since May, ending a run of 12 league games in which they either won or lost.

Wolves faced 18 shots from Leeds — against no side have they faced more in a league game this season.

Wolves’ Hwang has scored four goals from just four shots on target in the Premier League this season, the best such 100% conversion rate in the competition so far this term.

Rodrigo created five chances for Leeds in this match — since their return to the Premier League in 2020, only Raphinha has created more in a single league game for the club.


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