Chris Wood comments on Leeds teammate Mirco Antenucci's offside strike against Boro

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The Leeds United summer signing feels the Italian's strike should have stood against Middlesbrough.

Leeds United striker Chris Wood may not have been involved for the club this weekend due to injury, but the New Zealand international was still keeping a close eye on proceedings against Middlesbrough.

Leeds were trailing 2-0 at half-time after David Nugent and a Giuseppe Bellusci own-goal had put Boro in control at the Riverside Stadium, but in the second half Whites’ forward Mirco Antenucci found the net only to see his effort ruled out for offside.

The Italian forward was tasked with leading the line in the absence of Wood and 10 minutes after the interval he thought he had made the breakthrough, only for a consultation between the officials to see him adjudged as finishing from an offside position.

Wood for one was frustrated by the decision and quickly made his feelings known on social media.

“Got to give the benefit of the doubt to the attacker,” the Leeds striker wrote on Twitter. “Onside, goal! Hard done by! But kick on from here lads; looking brighter.”

That they were, but it was Middlesbrough who would score the third and final goal of the match when Diego Fabbrini rounded Leeds’ goalkeeper Marco Silvestri with time running out.

On such moments do games turn and Antenucci and his Leeds teammates will be left to wonder what might have happened if his effort had been allowed to stand with more than half an hour still to play.

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