Chris Wood blazed his spot kick over the bar as Leeds lost a penalty shoot-out to Doncaster Rovers.
Leeds United were dumped out of the Capital One Cup in the first round on Thursday evening, losing on penalties to Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium.
The Whites took the lead early in the first half as midfielder Lewis Cook struck his first goal for the club, before Andy Williams converted a penalty to put Rovers back on level terms.
Things started to go wrong for Leeds when teenager Cook was sent off for a rash lunge before half time, meaning Uwe Rosler's men had to eventually play over 80 minutes with ten men.
With no breakthrough in the second half or in extra time, the game went all the way to penalties - and misses from Sam Byram and Chris Wood meant that Leeds became the latest Championship side to bow out early into the competition, following the likes of Blackburn Rovers, Burnley and Nottingham Forest in losing this week.
It was a frustrating night for Rosler, and even more so for striker Wood, whose penalty was comically blazed into orbit with Leeds needing the New Zealand international to score.
After the game, Wood took to Twitter to discuss his penalty miss, and having thanked the fans for their support, the 23-year-old vowed to 'live and learn' from his spot kick nightmare, saying he will be willing to take another penalty for the Whites should one come along. Whether fans are quite so willing to see that is another matter.
Here is how Wood reacted on Twitter after missing the vital penalty as Leeds bowed out of the Capital One Cup at the first hurdle...
So stupid, trying to be to bloody precise!! Will live and learn by it. I won't be shying away from the next one & I'll put that one right.— Chris Wood (@officialcwood) August 13, 2015
Thanks to all the fans, brilliant as always. Safe travels back up the road #LUFC— Chris Wood (@officialcwood) August 13, 2015
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