Chris Wood scores against Manchester City; his first as Forest player

Chris Wood scored his first goal for Nottingham Forest in the English Premier League – a key moment for the New Zealand international that received some critics from his past performances from the local fans. The game against the reigning English champions Manchester City was a tough one, but Wood was determined to make an impact.

Wood was subbed in at the 79th minute, with Forest trailing 1-0 to City. The tall-striker had been brought in to give his team a more attacking presence up front, and he did not disappoint. Just five minutes after coming on, Wood found himself on the end of a cross from Gibbs-White, with City’s defense caught off-guard, Wood was able to tap the ball into the net to equalize the match at 1-1. It was a crucial goal for Forest, who were desperate for points in their battle to stay clear of the relegation zone.

The New Zealand striker’s goal was met with wild celebrations from the Forest fans, who were delighted to see their team hold on for a point against one of the best teams in the league. The result moved Forest up to 13th in the table, a solid position as they looked to build on their recent form.

Wood celebrates his goal

For Wood, it was a special moment in his career. Having worked hard to establish himself as a key player in English football, he was pleased to have scored his first goal in the Premier League for he striker was also keen to credit his teammates for their hard work in the match, particularly Gibbs-White, whose cross had set up the goal.


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