Fans Beg UEFA To Give Super Eagles Striker Ballon d'Or Award After Scoring Superb Goal

Fans Beg UEFA To Give Super Eagles Striker Ballon d'Or Award After Scoring Superb Goal

- Kelechi Iheanacho scored a mind blowing goal in Leicester City's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace

- The 24-year-old provided an assist and scored the match-winner to give the Foxes all three points

- Fans went crazy on social media as they plead with UEFA to give Iheanacho the Ballon d'Or award

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Kelechi Iheanacho posted another five-star performance for Leicester City during their 2-1 win over Crystal Palace and fans have sent a message to UEFA to make him the next Ballon d'Or winner, Goal and Twitter.

The Nigerian international scored his 14th goal in his last 14 games for the Foxes, helping his side to come back from a goal down to win.

Wilfred Zaha had already given Palace the lead in the 12th minute benefitting from a defence-splitting pass from Eberechi Eze to put his side ahead.

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But the King Power outfit came back stronger as Iheanacho assisted Timothy Castagne to score on his weaker foot to even the score in the 50th minute.

Then the goal of the game came ten minutes from time as Iheanacho body-checks Patrick van Aanholt, and controlled a long pass from Johnny Evans with his left foot before slamming the ball home from an impossible angle.

The goal drove fans on social media crazy as one fan suggested that the Super Eagles striker should be the next Ballon d'Or winner.

He said:

"What a way to score your 17th goal of the season, give him the Ballon d'Or now."

Another fan added:

"Senior man can't stop scoring, man is killing it."
Fans Beg UEFA To Give Super Eagles Striker Ballon d'Or Award After Scoring Superb Goal
Fans want Kelechi Iheanacho to be named the next Ballon d'Or winner after magnificent goal against Crystal Palace. Photo by Leicester City FC
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A third said:

"Kelechi Iheanacho has 14 goals in his last 14 games. Senior man on a mad one."

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A fourth was not hiding his feelings about Iheanacho scoring more than the current English champions.

"Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho is one of six Premier League players to have scored more home goals than Liverpool in 2021."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Kelechi Iheanacho has continued to find the back of the net with ease in the Premier League as he was a handful in their victory on Thursday night, April 22.

He was impressive in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion setting a new personal record after scoring the third goal for the Foxes in the game.

Iheanacho has now surpassed his previous Premier League record of eight goals in a season which he achieved during the 2015-2016 season when he played 26 matches for Manchester City, GOAL reports.


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