Leeds United - on this day: Chris Wood bags last-gasp equaliser at Newcastle United for promotion-chasing Whites

It's four years ago today (April 14) since Chris Wood scored a memorable late leveller at St James' Park.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 10:36 am
Leeds United striker Chris Wood scores against Newcastle United. Pic: Getty

The day...

April 14, 2017

The event...

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Leeds United earn a dramatic 1-1 draw with Newcastle United in the Championship

What happened?

Leeds United were in the thick of a play-off chase when they travelled to Newcastle United four years ago.

Garry Monk's men were up against it with the Magpies firmly in second place and on track for a return to the Premier League.

The Whites were outplayed by the hosts at a sold-out St James' Park.

Jamaal Lascelles put Rafa Benitez' side ahead before goalkeeper Rob Green was forced into a number of saves to keep the score down.

Newcastle had 19 corners and 22 shots at goal over the course of the match but failed to add to the scoreline in a dominant display.

The Whites, though, mustered an unlikely leveller in the 95th minute as Chris Wood converted a Kemar Roofe cross to spark wild celebrations and bag his 25th strike of the season.

The point left Leeds in fourth place in the race for promotion and three points clear of seventh-placed Fulham with four games remaining.

Monk said post-match: "We showed what a spirit we have, the determination not to give up until the end and that is what brought the goal.

"We got the point that we are happy with, but I am really proud of the players - they never gave up.

"What an amazing mentality they have created. We have played better but you need both.

"You need the mentality, the spirit but also the quality and we were able to show that quality in that single moment, which was important and sometimes that is all it takes."

Leeds went on to miss out on a play-off spot on the final day of the season before Monk departed in the following summer amid the full takeover of Andrea Radrizzani.