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Hwang Hee-chan becomes first S. Korean to score on Premier League debut Updated: 2021-09-13 17:06:27 KST

And time now for "This Week in Sports" and so joining us in the studio is our sports editor Paul Neat.
Paul, let's begin with football and the English Premier League.
South Korean forward Hwang Hee-chan made his Premier League debut over the weekend and a goal made it a memorable one for him.

Yes, it wasn’t the prettiest of goals but they all count.
Hwang Hee-chan on Saturday scored the second goal in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ two-nil Premier League win over Watford.
He came off the bench in the second half and bundled the ball home from less than a yard out to seal Wolves’ first win over the new season.
In doing so, Hwang became the first South Korean to score on their Premier League debut.
He is the 14th South Korean to player in the English top flight but second to play for Wolves after Seol Ki-hyeon’s two-year spell between 2004 and 2006.
It was a productive week for Hwang Hee-chan who last Thursday laid on the assist for Kwon Chang-hoon in the Korean national team’s 1-nil World Cup qualifier win over Lebanon.

Of course, heading into the weekend there was a lot of anticipation ahead of the return of Cristiano Ronaldo.
He didn't disappoint.

That he did not, two goals for him in a comfortable win for Manchester United.
After departing Old Trafford in 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday made his Manchester United return… in a Premier League fixture against Newcastle United.
The 36-year-old gave United the lead not once but twice… first on the stroke of half time and the second on 62 minutes after Newcastle had levelled.
The Reds went on to win the match 4-1 and sit top of the table.
Ronaldo’s arrival is said to have raised standards among the players.
He admitted that he was very nervous heading into the match but had given a rousing speech to his teammates in the build-up… to say levels need to be upped if the team is to win trophies.

Other than those in the stadium at Old Trafford, people in the UK weren't actually able to watch Ronaldo's return live due to a broadcast "blackout."
What can you tell us about that?

The UK has a blackout between 2:45 and 5:15 PM where domestic or overseas football matches are not allowed to be broadcasted.
This meant that the UK was one of only five countries or territories which were not allowed to watch the return of Ronaldo.
The others were Cuba, Turkmenistan, North Korea and Afghanistan.
UEFA’s Article 48 allows member nations to select a two-and-a-half-hour weekend slot where live football is banned from screens.
Some reports suggest its origins date back to the 1950s but in England, the rule only emerged in 1987 when ITV struck a major television deal with the Football League.
The rule is in place to help attendances at clubs that rely on gate receipts, rather than TV rights, for the majority of their income such as those from step two downward.

And finally to tennis, the U.S. Open concluded over the weekend did so with a British teenager making history.

Yes, 18-year-old Emma Raducanu became the first British woman in 44 years to win a Grand Slam single’s title.
Raducanu beat Leylah Fernandez to win the U.S. Open in New York 6-4, 6-3.
She didn’t drop a single set throughout and, two weeks ago, had a flight booked back to the UK, just in case she did not come through qualifying in New York.
Just two months ago she was collecting her A-Level results.
She is now ranked British number one and won close to 2.5 million U.S. dollars in prize money.
In the men’s tournament, Daniil Medvedev picked up the men’s title… beating Novak Djokovic for what was his first Grand Slam thanks to a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win.

Alright, thank-you for that Paul.
We shall see you next time.

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