Chris Wood is Leeds' top scorer this season with eight league goals
Yellow peril: Wood pilfered two goals against Reading

By Alex Stevens

Chris Wood came off the bench to score for Leeds against Blackburn for the second consecutive week to secure a 1-0 win on Tuesday night.

Garry Monk’s side beat Owen Coyle’s Championship strugglers in the EFL Cup to clinch their passage into the last 16 as well as a notable third consecutive win.

Manager Monk made seven changes to the side that won 2-0 at Cardiff  on Saturday but it was substitute Wood who clinched the victory as he fired home an 85th-minute winner from close range.

It was the sixth goal of the season for the much-criticised striker, who replaced Marcus Antonsson as the spearhead of the attack after 71 minutes.

The clash was witnessed by Elland Road’s lowest crowd since 2009 – 8,488 – but Leeds can now look forward to Wednesday night’s fourth round draw and will also approach Saturday’s home Championship clash with Ipswich Town after three-straight wins.

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In other Leeds news, Monk’s latest squad selection could spell the end of the careers of three players.