Iheanacho scores First VAR Goal In English Football


Leicester City boss Claude Puel had nothing but praise for Kelechi Iheanacho after he scored in each half to give the Foxes a 2-0 win over Fleetwood Town in an FA Cup third round replay at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Nigeria international entered the history books yet again when he scored the first VAR goal in English football in the 77th minute, the flag went up but the referee consulted the Video Assistant Referee before deciding to award the goal.

Last season, Kelechi Iheanacho became the first footballer in the history of the FA Cup to be the fourth substitute for a team while wearing the jersey of Manchester City.

”It was important to manage the game and to put it right for the second leg. The first half was tough. Riyad was captain tonight and it was a good feeling for him. He’s captained Algeria before,” Puel said post-match, according to BBC Leicester.

”I was happy for his (Iheanacho) game. He played a complicated goal with quality. The second goal was fantastic, and it’s a good reward for him and the team.”

On Iheanacho’s VAR goal, Puel stated : ”It could have done something for us, for the free kick against Iborra. The video is not perfect, but it helped us tonight.”

Including his brace against Fleetwood Town, Iheanacho has now tallied seven goals in total in the FA Cup since he arrived in England.

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