Liam Rosenior labels Chris Wood's opener in Leeds' victory over Brighton fantastic

Chris Wood of Leeds United scores his teams first goal

Leeds United took a major step towards securing a Championship play-off spot by beating Brighton at Elland Road.

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates scoring their first goalLeeds United's Chris Wood celebrates scoring their first goal

Liam Rosenior has told the Argus that Leeds striker Chris Wood is probably one of just two players in the Championship who would have been capable of scoring from the chance that handed the Whites the lead in their clash with Brighton on Saturday.

Rosenior's Seagulls had enjoyed a fair share of the contest up until shortly after the hour mark at Elland Road as a brilliant cross from Charlie Taylor found Wood in the box, who then looped a header back across David Stockdale to break the deadlock.

Wood would later double Leeds' lead late on from the penalty spot to send Garry Monk's men back up to fourth in the table, and leave them eight points above the teams chasing the top six. 

And following the game, Rosenior conceded that there was very little that could have been done about the New Zealander's opener.

Chris Wood of Leeds United scores his teams first goalChris Wood of Leeds United scores his team's first goal

"In these games against top teams it's about small margins, about getting the first goal," he told the Argus.

"I've got to give credit to Chris Wood. It was a fantastic header. Him and Glenn (Murray) are probably the only two strikers in the league who could have put that chance away."

The 25-year-old took his tally for the league season to 24 with the brace, so the statistics certainly back up what Rosenior has suggested about his quality.

Chris Wood of Leeds United celebrates scoring his teams second goal with teammates

Of course, the praise highlights how great a transformation Wood has made this term. Last season - although his tally of 13 goals was still decent - he was guilty of passing up a number of fantastic chances and occasionally looked bereft of confidence.

However, this season, he has been incredibly ruthless in front of goal, and if Leeds do end up securing promotion, he will certainly be one of the players who deserves the most credit. 

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