Watch Nigerian star score stunning goal that can contend for Premier League goal of the season at Turf Moor

Watch Nigerian star score stunning goal that can contend for Premier League goal of the season at Turf Moor

- Kelechi Iheanacho salvaged one point for Leicester against Burnley at Turf Moor

- The Nigerian attacker powered home a superb volley from close range in a game that ended 1-1

- Wilfred Ndidi was responsible for the assist after delivering a timely and precise pass to his compatriot in the 34th minute

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Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho was the hero for Leicester City after scoring to help them stalemate Burnley at Turf Moor on Wednesday, March 3.

The 24-year-old forward fired home an unstoppable volley into Nick Pope's net in the 34th minute to seal as the two sides played a 1-1 draw at the end of the encounter.

Iheanacho made a run towards The Clarets' 18-yeard box after spotting his countryman Wilfred Ndidi looking to send in a long ball from his half.

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The former Manchester City attacker was already at a vantage position in the box when the ball arrived and he wasted no more time before powering a low but sumptuous shot into the bottom right corner of the post with his left foot.

His goal helped cancel out Matej Vydra's fourth-minute goal which could have seen Brendan Rodgers men suffer their eighth defeat of the season but the Nigerian came through in the end.

Meanwhile, the two teams were unable to find the back of the net for the remainder of the fixture despite making several advances towards each other's goal areas.

Iheanacho has now taken his tally across all competitions so far this campaign to five goals in 21 appearances.

Nigerian star Iheanacho rescues Leicester from defeat after scoring Premier League goal of the season goal
Nigerian star Iheanacho struck a beauty for Leicester against Burnley at Turf Moor on March 3rd. Photo by Jon Super/PA Images
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The Foxes are just one point behind Manchester United who are second on the English topflight table - 15 points shy of log leaders Manchester City who have also played 27 games this term.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian winger Samuel Chukwueze sent social media into a frenzy with his reaction after Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez in one of their Spanish League fixtures.

The 21-year-old forward already dribbled the Spaniard by heightening him but he could not continue with his move after the opponent threw his hand at him.

Although the contact was very mild, the Super Eagles attacker decided to be theatrical by falling down firstly by holding his chest and later his eyes.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with Legit.ng. He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.

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