Chris Wood's last minute strike sees Leeds earn valuable draw against Newcastle

Jay Jacobs
April 15, 2017

Chris Wood netted his 25th Championship goal of the campaign to secure a last-gasp equaliser for Leeds United against Newcastle United.

Wood had to wait until the fifth minute of stoppage-time for his moment.

"I am disappointed with the mistake at the end, I say at the end in 95th minute".

"Today was 95 minutes ... it was very hard for me to understand that". This was 95 minutes tonight.

"Now five minutes at the end".

Ayoze Perez then hooked a close-range effort just wide as Leeds were forced to dig in, a different story to the bulk of the first period.

"You could see today another game with unusual things. Somebody might come and offer £15m, £20m, a team from the Championship, to try and get back up", Stone said on BBC Radio 5 live. I am happy with my options.

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Four minutes before break, Newcastle's French midfielder Yoan Gouffran struck the post with a drive from the edge of the area and from the resulting corner Chancel Mbemba had a clear header but powered it straight at Green.

Earlier, a conscientious first half had seen Leeds take the honours before a power surge from the hosts tested their attentive game plan ahead of the visitors being afforded the sanctuary of the dressing room.

"The last two games at home, we won - (people were saying), "Oh, they were hard games" - yes, but we won". That is part of football. "It was good to see all round, they were excellent from start to finish and those two, two young lads, growing all the time, great experiences for them, but most importantly, good performances". I think he is a good manager.

Benitez, whose side go to Ipswich on Monday, said: "If we play in the same way we did today we can win any game".

How we didn't win that is beyond me.

Rafael Benitez's men are eight points ahead of third-placed Huddersfield with four games remaining - the Tykes have one in hand - but are now four points adrift of leaders Brighton, while Leeds have strengthened their grip on a play-off berth.

"When you get an equaliser at the end of a game like that, it feels much better in one changing room than the other. We know it will be very hard to do that, but we go up there with that intention".

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