Helsingborg's crusade in Allsvenskan continues and after four rounds the team is last in the table with only one recorded point, zero goals ahead and eight goals scored. This is the longest speechless suite for Helsingborg in their all-Swedish history.
After two straight losses, Helsingborg took their first points at home to Elfsborg last week. In the home meeting with Häcken, it initially seemed that Helsingborg could benefit from the - admittedly short - upward trend.Match hero in the debut
19-year-old Alex Timossi Andersson made his first all-Swedish match from the start and could very well have been a goal scorer in the 10th minute, but the shot went in the outside of the post. One of Helsingborg's best goals in the match.
But Häcken would get all three points - the first victory in the Allsvenskan since October 19 last year, even then against Helsingborg. This leaves the absolute bottom swamp in the table.
New acquisition Alexander Söderlund became the match hero in his all-Swedish debut. Godswill Ekpolo broke away on his right and made a push into the penalty area. After an improper HIF cleanup, the ball landed in front of the feet of the Norwegian in the 60th minute.
- It was not a fantastic post but it is enough to be in the right place. You can see that we are a better team today, says Söderlund.
Helsingborg's coach, Olof Mellberg, has a lot to think about. Apart from the team not being able to score goals or win any match, they are also drawn with a long injury list. Among other things, the team captain, Andreas Granqvist, will be gone for up to six weeks.
The all Swedish teams that have gone aimless farthest are Åtvidaberg (2010) and Halmstad BK (2006), with six straight scoreless matches.