Manchester City’s perfect start to the 2023/2024 Premier League season was ruined Saturday evening after the English champions were shocked with a 2-1 by Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux.
Speaking ahead of City’s most recent loss, Guardiola said: “We always struggle in Wolves and when you see the quality individually that they have. Especially up front with (Pedro) Neto, with (Matheus) Cunha, with the Korean guy. They are really really good.”
Yet Hwang’s name will haunt Guardiola for a while after his goal on Saturday. Wolves didn’t waste an opportunity to mock Guardiola by writing “THE KOREAN GUY” on X after Hwang’s winner. The post received more than 90,000 likes within an hour.
Pep Guardiola wasn’t asked about Hwang during his post-match interview with the English media in which he praised Wolves. The City boss said: “Congratulations Wolves, they deserved it. We had chances and struggled to deal with transitions and they played very well.
The day also vwitnessed the 1-0 defeat of Manchester United by Crystal Palace while Arsenal won 4-0 against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
Tottenham Hotspur defeated Liverpool 2-1 with an own goal by Jo Matip’s late own goal.
City remain atop the Premier League table with 19 points, above Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal who are second and third on the log with 18 points.
The north London rivals remain the only unbeaten sides so far this season with 17 points each.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.