14 Apr 2009

Fifth New Zealander plays in Premier League

3:46 pm on 14 April 2009

Hamilton's Chris Wood has become the fifth New Zealand footballer to take the field in the English Premier League.

Wood, an under-17 international for New Zealand, came on as a 75th-minute substitute for West Bromwich Albion in the weekend's 2-2 away draw with Portsmouth.

The striker joins Lee Norfolk (Ipswich), Danny Hay (Leeds), Ryan Nelsen (Blackburn) and Simon Elliott (Fulham) in an elite group of New Zealanders to have played in English football's showpiece.