Leeds fans react to Chris Wood scoring equaliser against Tottenham at Wembley
By Harry Sykes
Chris Wood scored the equaliser for Burnley in their 1-1 draw against Tottenham on Sunday – and Leeds United fans delivered mixed verdicts on Twitter.
The striker came off the substitute’s bench in the 57th minute to notch a dramatic injury-time goal to deny Spurs their first Premier League win at Wembley.
Spurs had looked on course for victory after Dele Alli put them ahead with a calm finish after Ben Mee fluffed a clearance from a corner.
But Wood ensured the visitors left the national stadium with a point with a goal in the second minute of added time when he latched on to Robbie Brady’s pass and slotted the ball past Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
Burnley paid Leeds a club record £15million for Wood and the striker repaid the first part of that with a goal on his league debut for the Clarets.
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Leeds fans expressed a variety of views, with some claiming the team has moved on and others insisting they were frustrated at his immediate success for his new club.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Stop crying about Wood. Was always going to score at some point. We’re winning matches and scoring goals without him. Move on everyone #lufc
— James Adcock (@jameslufc28) August 27, 2017
Was I gutted Chris Wood left? No. Am I bitter he scored for his new team? No. Its not bad being an #lufc supporter at the moment.
— Matt Walker (@brianenoschinos) August 27, 2017
I said no mention of Chris Wood, but that was when o assumed he’d scored a header or a tap in. Now I know it was a 1 on 1 I’m livid. #lufc
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) August 27, 2017
Wood – nice lad, but hes paid a lot of money to score tap ins – it was a draw ? so what ? as for 15 million thank you very very much #lufc
— JJ Jones (@macks1965) August 27, 2017
— Haakon (@sotrawhites) August 27, 2017
£3m add on for wood comes in as he scores at Wembley ????little fecka #LUFC
— legsy (@LEGSYN8GELDERD) August 27, 2017
Knew I should have placed that bet on Chris Wood to score at Wembley this season. Ffs #lufc
— John Hampton (@JohnHamptonIII) August 27, 2017
Wood ended his two-year spell at Leeds earlier this week after scoring 44 goals in 88 appearances following his arrival from Leicester City in July 2015.
Wood played previously in the Premier League with Leicester and West Brom but never really convinced he was quite up to the required level, scoring just once in the top flight before Sunday’s encounter.
In other Leeds United news, an £8million bid has been rejected for a Championship goal machine wanted by the club.