Leicester City of England attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho was the Nigerian hero on Wednesday, as he struck a wonder goal, with a left-footed first time volley, that gave his side a crucial away draw against Burnley, megasportsaena.com reports.
Iheanacho’s stunner was aided by some sensational goalkeeping from Kasper Schmeichel, saw Leicester draw 1-1 with Burnley in an entertaining encounter, in which some poor play enabled the hosts hit target first on the night.
That came after Hamza Choudhury’s lackadaisical pass for Wilfred Ndidi allowed Matej Vydra drive into the area, but Leicester equalised in sensational style in the 34th minute, following a probing pass from the Super Eagles’ midfielder to Iheanacho, who ran into a gap in the Burnley defence before powering the ball home with an incredible first-time volley.
The Foxes were hoping to reignite their form after two successive defeats in all competitions, but they made a shaky start as Vydra took advantage of a poor pass from Choudhury to fire Burnley ahead
He skipped past Ndidi before thundering home past Schmeichel and though Choudhury almost redeemed himself soon after, as Iheanacho was picked out at the top of the area from a wonderful long pass from Ndidi, but the former Manchester City lad lashed wide.
Timothy Castagne sent in a superb cross from the left, finding the midfielder in the middle, but his heavy touch sent the ball agonisingly over the crossbar, but Leicester soon found their rhythm though and drew level with a sensational first-time volley from Iheanacho in an enthralling first half.
Both sides could have added another after the break – Burnley began well but were thwarted by a superb Schmeichel, while Leicester were also unable to find a way past the ever-reliable Nick Pope. The two teams also hit the post as the game ended in a well-deserved draw.
The game marked two years to the day since Brendan Rodgers’ first game in charge – a 2-1 defeat to Watford – but the result was not enough to send them into second ahead of Manchester United’s game against Crystal Palace later same day.
They remain in third on 50 points, with 31 of those now coming away from home – the highest in the league as it stands, while Burnley stay in 15th, now six clear of the bottom three, having drawn three of their last four EPL outings.