Steve Evans picks Chris Wood as Leeds United's Man of the Match against Hull City

Elland Road

Chris Wood scored Leeds United's first goal on their way to a 2-1 victory over Hull City.

Leeds United boss Steve Evans has told BBC Radio Leeds that he would have awarded the Man of the Match award to Chris Wood yesterday.

Wood set Leeds on their way to a 2-1 win over Hull City, after he managed to bundle home the ball early on.

The target-man was a constant threat throughout the contest, and Evans was very impressed by his display.

"If I was giving it [the Man of the Match award] to somebody, I’d give it to Chris Wood," Evans said. 

"He’s took his criticism, and you can see what the goal meant to the big fella.

"In the second half when we took him off he sat with the towel over his head, just hoping to hear the final whistle. That’s caring."

Wood signed for Leeds from Leicester City during the summer transfer window, and he has not managed to win all of the supporters at Elland Road over.

The New Zealand international has faced criticism for his lack of ruthlessness in front of goal to date, but his latest strike should win over the supporters.

Wood’s goal was backed up by Tom Adeyemi’s strike, as Leeds picked up a highly impressive win.

Hull have been one of the stand out sides in the Championship, but they could not match the Whites’ desire and intensity in the first half.

Leeds will now be hoping to build on this display, as they look to move up from 17th place in the Championship table.

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