Leicester make history as first English team to be awarded goal by VAR


Leicester City went down in the history books again, this time with Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho being the first player to score via a video assistant referee (VAR) decision on Tuesday night’s FA Cup replay against Fleetwood Town

Iheanacho scored in each half of the game to secure a brace but his second strike in the second half required assistance from the VAR before being ruled as a goal

The referee on the night Jonathan Moss had to ask if the striker was offside or onside before finishing off a beautiful assist from Riyad Mahrez

However, replays confirmed that Iheanacho was onside when the pass came through and the goal was officially counted to give Leicester a 2 nil win and book a date in the fourth round away to Peterborough United.

“I think we saw in the situation that it was important,” said Leicester manager Claude Puel.

“It was a good thing for us. The video is not perfect because we should have had free kicks for fouls on [Vicente] Iborra but for the goal it was good.”

Meanwhile, Fleetwood Town manager Uwe Rosler was skeptical with his comments:

“For me, can they really say he is onside for the second goal or are they guessing? VAR is not 100 per cent clear because we still don’t see everything.”

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