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Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic claims Chris Wood's equaliser for Leeds was a typical Championship goal

Leeds United's Chris Wood scores their first goal

The Cottagers missed out on the chance to go top of the Championship table after drawing 1-1 at Elland Road.

Leeds United's Chris Wood scores their first goalLeeds United's Chris Wood scores the equaliser in stoppage-time

Slavisa Jokanovic has told Fulham's official website that Chris Wood's equaliser for Leeds United during Tuesday's clash between the two sides was a typical goal for the Championship, and insisted that the away side were unlucky not to come away from Elland Road with the three points.

Having opened the new campaign with a perfect league record, Jokanovic's men could have gone to the top of the table with a win against Garry Monk's side.

Fulham manager Slavisa JokanovicFulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic

And it appeared that they were heading to the summit when Tom Cairney curled a sumptuous effort into Rob Green's bottom corner with just 13 minutes to go. 

With the Whites losing their opening two games of the league campaign, supporters would have been forgiven for thinking that another defeat was on its way.

But Chris Wood silenced his critics by scoring a wonderful overhead kick from close range in stoppage-time to ensure that the points were shared.

Leeds United's Chris WoodChris Wood had come in for criticism before his goal

However, Jokanovic appeared to play down the quality of the New Zealander's goal and suggested that his side had been the ones to deserve more from the game.

"We didn't score more goals during the game, and then at the end they score one typical Championship goal," he told the club's official website.

"One big centre-back touched the ball, another big striker then hits a bicycle kick to score the goal. We hit the woodwork two times and we weren’t lucky enough to score more goals.

"We had the game under control. We lost the control in one second in the last moment, but generally we’re driving the ship in the right direction."

Chris Wood celebrates after scoring the first goal for Leeds from the penalty spot

The Fulham boss may well be referring to the move that led to the goal rather than the finish itself as it would arguably be unfair to suggest that Wood's strike was a typical one.

The 24-year-old showed some bravery attempting such an effort. His failure to score in the league this season had seen some fans begin to get on his back, and the fact that he missed a great chance a few minutes earlier would not have helped.

And while some players would have brought the ball down and tried to turn and shoot due to the fear of the criticism intensifying if they had attempted the overhead only for the ball to end up in the stands, Wood demonstrated plenty of guts to bag the equaliser. 

And Monk will now be hoping that that moment creates some belief within the squad and allows them to get their season properly up and running.

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