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Quitting Leeds United already justified for Burnley's Chris Wood

Chris Wood of Burnley scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

Chris Wood scored an important goal for Burnley at the weekend.

Chris Wood of Burnley scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

Leeds United did their best to keep Chris Wood this summer but they could not persuade the striker to turn down the chance to move to the Premier League.

Wood clinched his transfer to Burnley at the beginning of the week, and has already emerged as a hero for the Clarets.

The New Zealand international scored a crucial equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday, at Wembley, the grandest stage of all.

Chris Wood of Burnley scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

Simply getting the opportunity to test himself against the very top teams is reason for Wood to quit Leeds.

Sunday proved he is capable.

Wood is far from perfect, and his performances for Leeds in the early part of this season showed it.

Yet he will know his limitations, and thats why seizing the chance now while he was in demand was important. 

Chris Wood of Leeds celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on January 13, 2017 in Leeds, England.

If he put in an average season for Leeds and failed to crack 20 goals, perhaps no Premier League teams would have come calling at all next summer.

Leeds appear to be moving on successfully without him for now, and have money in the bank ready to spend on a new striker.

Wood's confidence will have grown hugely from his goal, and whatever happens from here, nobody will be able to take his crucial Wembley strike away from him.

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