Wood’s goalscoring performance vs. Huddersfield a positive for Leeds

They may still have a five-point advantage over Sheffield Wednesday, who occupy the final play-off spot in the Championship, but Leeds’ loss to Huddersfield on Sunday was a real blow.

Garry Monk’s men are having a stellar season and really had an opportunity to close in on Reading, who drew at Ipswich, but their Yorkshire rivals put in a notable display to secure a 2-1 win at the John Smith’s Stadium, lifting them above the Whites and into fourth.

Alas, I wasn’t all bad for the travelling side, who can at least reflect on Chris Wood’s showing with some positivity.

As the numbers show, the big New Zealander carried a real threat up top, not only netting his side’s initial equaliser after 35 minutes, but also winning an aerial duel and firing two shots on target. He also had 35 touches and played 26 passes – not a bad return considering he spent large chunks of the game rather isolated.