His 20-yard shot, struck just four minutes after coming on at the Cardiff City Stadium, boosted Wales's chances to make it out of Group D and into the finals in Russian Federation. It is a great feeling. "I won't sleep tonight".
Aaron Ramsey spurned two good chances in the first half before his powerful half-volley was blocked from 12 yards out at the start of the second half.
And Woodburn's goal means that Welsh fans can continue to dream that Wales' 60-year World Cup wait may be over. Then luckily when I hit it, it went in.
Having been invited down to Dragon Park by the FAW while still 13, he played for a combined Regional Development Boys XI - which combines the north and south Wales squads - and has remained playing for the country ever since. "It was a great way to win the game".
He said: "We called it before the game that there would be chances at either end".
"It was as poor as we have been for some time but it was still 0-0".
Coleman told reporters at a press conference: "I know his strike was fantastic but his all-round composure was great too. He added real value to the rest of the guys".
Wales also cut the gap to second-placed Republic of Ireland, held 1-1 in Georgia, to two points with three matches to play as they attempt to reach the World Cup finals for the first time since 1958.
Asked if Woodburn was one England missed out on, Southgate said: "Well, I mean I am responsible for most things but not responsible for that specific (case)". "We have to do the same again in Moldova (tomorrow)".