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Wood You Believe It!

New signing Chris Wood delighted to be off the mark with crucial goal

27 August 2017

Wembley wonder Chris Wood was delighted to deliver a priceless point after making a dream Premier League debut for the Clarets.

The Burnley new-boy came off the bench with the Clarets trailing to a Dele Alli strike for Tottenham early in the second half.

And the striker – Burnley’s latest record buy - showed his eye for goal with a superbly-taken injury-time equaliser to convert a defence-splitting Robbie Brady pass and secure a dramatic 1-1 draw.

“Everybody looks at you as a striker when you come into a club to get off the mark and get up and running and it’s nice to have done that,” Wood told Clarets Player HD.

“Thankfully it hasn’t taken a long time but it’s extra special because we got a good point away from home and a point, I think, the lads deserved after the fighting spirit we showed.

“It was an unbelievable ball from Robbie. He split the defence with an inch-perfect pass.

“I didn’t have to check my stride or anything. It was right on the button and thankfully it nestled in the bottom corner.”

The Clarets fell behind when Alli forced the ball home from a 49th-minute corner.

But on a roasting afternoon under the Wembley arch they refused to buckle.

And Wood’s grandstand finish means Sean Dyche’s men have now taken four points from last season’s top two as they followed up their opening-day win at champions Chelsea with another superb result.

“I think that sums up the team,” added Wood before boarding a plane to fly out to lead New Zealand into their World Cup double-header against the Solomon Islands.

“We will work right up to the 95th-minute. We won’t give up.

“The boys showed that last year and in years passed and will continue to do that.

“I think we showed last year we’re definitely not a soft touch and hopefully we are going up be looking up and doing what we can to progress from last season and keep fighting.

“That’s four points from two away games. That’s huge and something to build on and we will look to go again after the international break.”

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