Some Leeds United supporters have been reminiscing over the 1-1 draw at St. James’ Park versus Newcastle United in April 2017. At the time, the Whites were looking to secure a play-off position, whilst the Magpies were in pursuit of Brighton and Hove Albion who led the Championship (via BBC Sport).
Chris Wood was the goalscorer for Leeds that day after he volleyed in Kemar Roofe’s cross deep into stoppage time. Footage of the goal was recently shared on Twitter.
Here’s what some of the Elland Road faithful have had to say regarding the post.
Made even more sweeter by Shelve trying to run the clock down just before
— C&JLUFC (@LUFCJL) March 28, 2020
— Tom Adlington (@Tom_Adlington) March 29, 2020
I will never forget that goal. I live in Newcastle, it was so important to me
— spivo (@clivedyer4) March 28, 2020
The amount of injuries in the away end was unbelievable when that went in. Utter carnage. #lufc
— DC (@DC18309897) March 28, 2020
What a night!
— Ross O’Connor (@lufcroc) March 28, 2020
I like the goal. I hate the fact Garry monk is there
— Ryan Turner (@RyanTurner1995) March 28, 2020
The limbs ?
— Blake (@blakerobson3) March 28, 2020
Did Leeds make a mistake selling Chris Wood?
What do we think?
It’s clear from the above responses that the Leeds faithful look back on that particular away trip fondly. Chris Wood played for the Whites for just over two years after signing from Leicester City in July 2015 for £3.24m.
The New Zealand striker eventually left in August 2017 to sign for Burnley in a deal reportedly worth £14.76m (via Transfermarkt.co.uk). During his time at Leeds, Wood managed to score an impressive 44 goals in 88 appearances.
Since his departure, the 28-year-old has shown that he is a competent Premier League striker, scoring 11 goals in his 26 matches for Sean Dyche’s side since the start of the campaign.