Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester: Iheanacho’s Birthday Goal Not Enough To Stop Eagles

Crystal Palace 2-2 Leicester: Iheanacho’s Birthday Goal Not Enough To Stop Eagles

Super Eagles star Kelechi Iheanacho scored for Leicester City on his 25th birthday in their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Nigerian international, who was making his first league start of the season, opened the scoring for Brendan Rodgers men in the 31st minute.

Leicester doubled their lead six minutes later as Jamie Vardy fired hard and low beyond Vicente Guaita to stun Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace fought back from a two goal deficit to clinch a well-deserved draw against Leicester, whose winless league run extended to four games amid a slow start to the season.

Michael Olise gave Palace a lifeline with a well-taken volley – his first strike for his new club – just reward for the hosts' constant pressure.

Fellow substitute Jeffrey Schlupp made an instant impact off the bench to head home an equaliser.

Iheanacho, who turned 25 today, became the third Nigerian after Austin Jay-Jay Okocha (2004) and Obafemi Martins (2008) to score in the Premier League on their birthday.

This article was most recently revised and updated 12 months ago

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