Leicester City’s Iheanacho Becomes first player in English football to be awarded a goal with VAR

Kelechi Iheanacho – who scored both of Leicester’s goals in their 2-0 win over Fleetwood in the FA Cup third round replay this evening – has become the first player in English football to be awarded a goal thanks to the use of VAR.

On the 78th minute at the King Power stadium, the Nigeria international was put through on goal thanks to a lovely pass by Riyad Mahrez.

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The former Manchester City striker – who timed his run perfectly between Fleetwood’s defenders – latched onto the ball and chipped it over the goalkeeper, only for the linesman to raise his offside flag.

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The referee did a square sign and the VAR was consulted – and the lineman’s decision was overruled.

What’s particularly interesting is that referee John Moss didn’t even have to view the replay, as the decision was made for him by the video assistant.

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