Championship top scorer Chris Wood bagged an impressive brace against second place Brighton on Saturday, making them the eighteenth different club that he has scored against in the league so far this season.
The Kiwi has now scored 24 goals in 38 games for Leeds so far this season, three more than second top goalscorer Dwight Gayle, Newcastle’s number 9 and four more than Bristol City’s Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham.
Wood has been on fire this season and has scored 46.2% of Leeds’ goals (24 out of 52) which has seen him named as January’s Championship Player of the Month, and also feature in the Championship Team of the Year. Furthermore, since arriving from Leicester City in the 2015 summer transfer window for £3million, the New Zealander has scored 37 goals in 71 appearances for The Whites; resulting in a ratio of at least one goal every other game during his time in a white shirt.
Although Wood has scored against 18 different teams in the league this season, the maximum amount of teams he can score against is 22 out of a possible 23. This is because United have to play the remaining five teams that Wood hasn’t scored against before the end of the season; however have already played the other club, QPR, both home and away. The London club prevented Leeds from scoring against them on both occasions this season, claiming three points on the first day of the season in a 2-0 win at Loftus Road and churning out a goalless draw at Elland Road earlier on in the month.
Wood has been a vital part of Leeds’ promotion push so far this season and will hope to continue his good run of form and help United cement their spot in the play-off places; however Leeds may find it hard to keep hold of their main man at the end of the season with Premier League clubs surely taking an interest.