FA Cup: Iheanacho Makes History In England
Just when many are beginning to write him off, Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho is back and making the headlines again.
The Leicester City forward on Tuesday night became the first player in English football to have a goal awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) system.
The much-debated technology, which has been tested at FIFA events and used in Serie A and the Bundesliga this season, made its English debut through trials in the FA Cup and EFL Cup semi-finals this month.
Iheanacho had already given Leicester the lead in their third-round replay against League One Fleetwood Town and had a second initially disallowed for offside.
The Nigeria international latched on to a Riyad Mahrez pass and finished, only to see his celebrations curtailed by the official's flag once more.
However, a review of the goal via VAR clearly showed Iheanacho was onside when Mahrez played him in – ensuring Leicester were 2-0 up and on the way into round four, while their 21-year-old forward will be the answer to a trivia question for years to come.
The Foxes will be battling it out against Watford on Saturday as they return to Premier League action.
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