By Wayne Veysey

16th Aug, 2016 | 9:43pm

Leeds 1-1 Fulham: Wood scores sensational stoppage time equaliser

By Alex Stevens

Chris Wood scored a sensational stoppage-time equaliser as Leeds secured their first Championship point of the season.

Garry Monk’s side came from a goal down to draw 1-1 against Fulham at Elland Road on Tuesday night and finally provide lift-off to their league campaign.

Ex-Leeds midfielder Tom Cairney, who was released by the Yorkshire club aged 16 for being too small, put the visitors ahead after 77 minutes with a left-footed shot from the edge of the box.

The home team pushed hard for an equaliser and finally got their reward two minutes into injury time when striker Wood struck an overhead kick from inside the area.

Wood’s first league goal of the season provided an answer to his critics who were unimpressed by his displays in Leeds’ first two league matches, which they lost against QPR and Birmingham.

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It gave Monk his first point as Leeds manager and also ended Fulham’s hopes of securing a third consecutive win and maintaining their 100 per cent start to the new Championship campaign.

In other Leeds news, the club are close to signing a three-times league winner.