By Chineze Ogugua
Kelechi Iheanacho made somewhat a history after he became the first player to score a goal awarded by a video assistant referee (VAR) in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood 2-0 in a replay of their third-round FA Cup fixture.
Iheanacho opened the scoring after converting a pass from Islam Slimani’s pass and doubled the lead from from Riyad Mahrez’s through ball which was then ruled offside.
However, after referee Jonathan Moss liaised with video official Mike Jones, who told him that Fleetwood’s Nathan Pond foot was keeping Iheanacho onside, the goal was then awarded.
This is the third time VAR is being used as a trial in English football, after Brighton v Crystal Palace in the FA Cup and Chelsea v Arsenal in the Carabao Cup but has never been used to reverse a decision.
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