The New Zealand international opened the scoring against his old club and wrote his name in the record books
Burnley striker Chris Wood drew 1-1 in his Premier League history with Leeds United, while the Clarets striker scored the 30,000th goal in the history of the competition.
The New Zealand international has opened the scoring against his old club to put Sean Dyche’s side on course for an apparent first league win at home since January.
Although the late equalizer from Patrick Bamford ensured that the victory was snatched from their grasp, it did not stop Wood from writing his name in the record books of the top flight.
What has been achieved?
As Tottenham took a lead in the first half through Son Heung-min against Watford, the honor of scoring a new milestone at Turf Moor was the honor.
After starting slowly before coming together to get their visitors better, Burnley earned their lead when Wood was ready to reach a short distance against the club from which he joined the Clarets in 2017.
This means that he joins a rare group of players who have distinguished the numerical limits in the Premier League since its inception in 1992.
Who scored the other milestone goals?
In the net against Leeds, Wood curiously ensured that the Whites became only the third team to score and concede such an important goal in the Premier League, after Manchester United and Tottenham.
While Brian Deane of Sheffield United has the distinction of scoring the first goal in the history of the competition, Eric Cantona scored the 100th when he scored for Leeds against Tottenham in 1992.
Other milestone finishes include Mike Newell’s attempt for Blackburn against Nottingham Forest (1,000), Les Ferdinand’s score against Fulham while with Tottenham (10,000) and Marc Albrighton’s goal with Aston Villa, against Arsenal in 2011 (20,000). ).
A bizarre incident is the matter of the 5,000th goal in the competition’s history, scored in 1996 – but it is shared between Andy Townsend and Chris Sutton, who scored for Villa and Rovers against Southampton and Leicester at the same time. .