All White Chris Wood denies goalie first goal

MARTYN HERMAN
Last updated 05:45 27/03/2014

Relevant offers

Football

Carli Lloyd halfway goal, hat-trick inspires US to victory in World Cup Chile win Copa America with cheeky Alexis Sanchez penalty Fiji beats Federated States of Micronesia 38-0 to set a Pacific Games record New Zealand under-23 men's football team grind out 1-0 win over Papua New Guinea England claim third place at Women's Football World Cup Nelson's division one football coaches hope referees return for next round UEFA eases restrictions on Manchester City, PSG Chelsea sign Radamel Falcao on one-year loan from Monaco Fifa referee instructor Bennett a guru of the game Nathan Burns' departure inevitable but will aid recruitment, says coach Ernie Merrick

All Whites striker Chris Wood has denied goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel his first-ever career goal in Leicester City's latest match.

Schmeichel, son of former Manchester United keeper Peter, went forward for a corner in stoppage time in the Championship (second tier) clash on Tuesday (local time) and headed against the underside of the crossbar in the team's last-gasp equaliser against Yeovil.

Wood followed up to make sure the ball had crossed the line but Schmeichel was initially credited with the goal with TV replays also showing that the Dane's thumping header had apparently bounced down across the goalline.

Despite the evidence, Leicester said on their website that the Football League had consulted with match officials on Wednesday (local time) and decided that the linesman had not raised his flag to indicate a goal.

"I think anyone that has seen the TV replays will see that the ball was over the line," Schmeichel, whose father scored several goals, told Leicester's website.

"It's a bit dismaying that the linesman didn't flag for a goal straight away, so it was good that Chris Wood was alive and followed it up, but I'm definitely claiming it!"

"In your career as a goalkeeper, you may only get one chance to score a goal and I've sort of half been denied the celebrations."

Championship leaders Leicester look set for a return to the Premier League. The Foxes top the division, three points ahead of Burnley who occupy the second automatic promotion slot with third-placed QPR a further 10 points back.

Champions League winning keeper Schmeichel senior was no stranger to causing havoc in the opposition box, scoring several goals during his career - one an overhead kick for United against Rotor Volgograd in a UEFA Cup tie in 1995.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content