WATCH: Wood’s latest goal takes All White captain closer to best-ever tally

New Zealand international Chris Wood’s latest goal has moved him within reach of his best-ever season in the English Premier League.

Wood (32) scored for Nottingham Forest in their 3-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, his 12th goal for the season and his 10th from his last 13 outings for the relegation-threatened club.

The goal was his fourth in successive EPL games, equalling his best-ever run in the competition. He has now scored 67 career goals in the EPL.

Wood also struck the Spurs post, with a first-half chance soon after his goal.

In his post-match interview, Forest manager Nuno Espirito Santo said of Wood’s goal: “He played very well. He scored a beautiful goal in a beautiful moment … he is being huge for us.”

Forest have six fixtures left, giving Wood the chance to overhaul his previous best season tally of 14 goals, scored during the 2019-20 season for Burnley.

This season is the fifth that Wood has reached double figures, a rare feat achieved only by an elite band of strikers that includes Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Harry Kane (Spurs), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) and Son Heung-Min (Spurs).

Wood’s five best EPL seasons

14 — Burnley 2019-20 (32 appearances, incl 3 sub)

12 — Nottingham Forest 2023-24 (25 appearances, incl 11 sub)

12 — Burnley 2020-21 (33 appearances, incl 1 sub)

10 — Burnley 2018-19 (38 appearances, incl 9 sub)

10 — Burnley 2017-18 (24 appearances, incl 4 sub)

Watch Chris Wood’s latest goal


Game played on Monday April 8, 2024 (NZT)

Tottenham Hotspur 3 (Own goal 15′, Micky van de Ven 52′, Pedro Porro 58′)
Nottingham Forest 1 (Chris Wood 27′)

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