Leeds United pair post messages to Chris Wood after Fulham draw

Leeds United's Chris Wood scores their first goal

The New Zealand striker silenced his critics with a last minute equaliser at Elland Road.

Leeds United's Liam Cooper

Few Leeds United players have had it easy so far, and Chris Wood is certainly not one of them.

The striker, who top scored for the Whites last term with 13 goals despite missing a small chunk of the campaign through injury, was heckled by the Elland Road crowd during Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Birmingham City.

But it was he who rescued Leeds' first point of the new season, scoring with an overhead kick in the third minute of stoppage time against Fulham on Tuesday.

Leeds United's Chris Wood scores their first goal

Afterwards, Wood, whose celebration involved cupping an ear towards the home faithful, was congratulated by two of his teammates on social media.

Midfielder Matt Grimes, who did not feature against the Cottagers, posted: "What a finish from Chris Wood buzzing for you big man".


And captain Liam Cooper wrote: "We stuck at it and got a good point in the end! Great finish from Chris Wood buzzing for you mate.. Thanks to all that came!"


Leeds, who are still looking for their first win under new boss Garry Monk excluding penalty shootouts, face a difficult trip to Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday lunch time.

Leeds United manager Gary Monk

The Owls were 2-0 winners at Hillsborough in January and will be looking to bounce back from Tuesday's surprise 3-1 defeat to Burton Albion.

Carlos Carvalhal's side are sweating on the fitness of former Whites defender Tom Lees, who missed the trip to Staffordshire, ahead of the game.

Aston Villa's Ross McCormack in action with Sheffield Wednesday's Tom Lees

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