VIDEO: All Whites striker Chris Wood scores hat-trick against former club

New Zealand international Chris Wood says his hat-trick against former club Newcastle United was “bitter sweet but I’m definitely going to take it.”

Wood (32) scored all Nottingham Forest’s goals in their 3-1 win at St James Park, easing the relegation pressure on the club.

Forest trailed to an Alexander Isak penalty before Wood levelled during first half stoppage time.

He added two more early in the second spell, latching onto defence-splitting passes and turning them past Newcastle ‘keeper Martin Dubravka.

Wood was restrained in his goal celebrations.

For Wood, it’s his second EPL hat-trick.

His previous hat-trick, scored for Burnley against Wolverhampton Wanderers on April 25, 2021 (NZT), was the first by a New Zealander in the competition.

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Wood’s latest achievement was the first Boxing Day hat-trick in the Premier League since Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane recorded one in 2017.

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Match highlights

Wood’s post-match reaction

Result

Game played on Wednesday December 27, 2023 (NZT)

Newcastle United 1 (Alexander Isak 23′ pen)
Nottingham Forest 3 (Chris Wood 45+1′, 53′, 60′)

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