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.”