So VAR, So Good: Kelechi Iheanacho Scores First Video-Assisted Goal In English Football As Leicester Beat Fleetwood In FA Cup Replay (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

16th, January 2018

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Kelechi Iheanacho secured his place in footballing history (and pub quizzes for ever more) after scoring the first-ever goal in English football decided by VAR.

The historic(ish) moment came during Leicester’s third round FA Cup replay at home to League One side Fleetwood.

Iheanacho initially put the Foxes 1-0 up just before the break, courtesy of a smart finish from an Islam Slimani pass.

The second and final goal of the game came on 77 minutes, with the former Man City player clipping a Riyad Mahrez through-ball over the advancing Fleetwood ‘keeper.

However, the goal was initially flagged offside by the linesman, which prompted ref Jon Moss to GO UPSTAIRS consult with video official Mike Jones.

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After a minute or so of deliberation (which left fans inside the King Power hanging) the offside decision was correctly overturned, giving Iheanacho his second goal of the game.

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Watch in utter awe at a piece of history in the making…

Already down in the history books as the first-ever fourth substitute in the FA Cup when he came on for Raheem Sterling in last season’s semi-final against Arsenal, Iheanacho can add another milestone to his young career.

After a dismal time with Leicester, the striker will be hoping his VAR-inspired brace can kickstart his time with the Foxes.

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