'Showing his level': Leeds United fans mock Chris Wood after Burnley defeat

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Championship giants Leeds sold Chris Wood to Burnley for £15m - and he was largely to blame in Monday's Premier League home defeat to Newcastle United.

Fans of Newcastle United react towards Chris Wood of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on November 26, 2018 in Burnley, United...

15 months ago, Leeds United fans were united in mourning as Chris Wood left for Burnley after the most prolific season of his career.

The New Zealand international had scored a Golden Boot-winning 27 Championship goals for The Whites in the 2016/17 season, so his move to Turf Moor left a major hole in Leeds’ attack. But, with the benefit of hindsight, has their decision to accept Burnley’s club-record £15 million bid (BBC) now been justified?

Wood certainly didn’t look like a £15 million centre-forward in The Clarets’ 2-1 home defeat to Newcastle United on Monday Night Football – something the watching Leeds fans were at pains to point out.

The 26-year-old has endured a poor season in front of goal, scoring just once in 12 Premier League games, and he never looked like adding to that tally against Rafa Benitez’s side.

Ciaran Clark of Newcastle United and Chris Wood of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on November 26, 2018 in Burnley, United...

Wood sliced over from close range in the first half before missing two more excellent chances after the interval and Burnley were force to pay for squandering their opportunities as they slipped to a disappointing home defeat.

In the eyes of Leeds fans, Burnley are welcome to Wood. Kemar Roofe, who has scored eight goals from 12 shots on target this season, is in far better form anyway.

Kemar Roofe of Leeds United beats Matthew Pennington of Ipswich Town to the ball to head in the opening goal pass Bartosz Bialkowski during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds...

 

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