Leeds United striker Chris Wood nets brace in 5-0 win, but comes off injured and arm reportedly in sling

New Zealand's Chris Wood shoots at goal

New Zealand captain Wood scored twice in the opening six minutes against Vanuatu.

New Zealand's Chris Wood shoots at goalNew Zealand's Chris Wood shoots at goal

Leeds United striker Chris Wood is currently in Papua New Guinea captaining his New Zealand side in the OFC Nations Cup.

The front-man scored in the opening game of the tournament as the Kiwis defeated Fiji 3-1 in a tournament they are widely expected to win.

Today he was again in scoring form.

Leeds United's Chris WoodLeeds United's Chris Wood

Wood netted twice in the opening six minutes to start off the scoring for New Zealand this morning – in a game they eventually won 5-0.

Goals from Wellington Phoenix midfielder Michael McGlinchey, Bristol Rovers striker Rory Fallon and Melbourne Victory winger Kosta Barbarouses secured the thumping win for the All Whites before half-time.

But for Wood, it was a shirt-lived occasion. The Leeds striker never got the chance to earn himself a hat-trick as he had to leave the field of play in the 15th minute after suffering a shoulder injury.

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A report from NZ City has now reported the striker is in a sling and his tournament could be in doubt.

Leeds fans will know all about Wood’s fitness troubles after an injury ravaged Championship campaign for the striker at Elland Road.

Hopefully his arm injury is not as bad as first feared and that he can go on to lead his country to glory.

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