Leicester City coach Claude Puel has given a pat on the back of his Nigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho

Iheanacho scored a brace as the Foxes overcame the League One side Fleetwood 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

Iheanacho has found first-team opportunities limited this season but Puel was pleased to see the £25m summer signing from Manchester City play well.

"His (Iheanacho) first goal showed a lot of quality and the second was a fantastic move between him and Riyad. It was a good reward for him and the team" the delighted Leicester City coach stated.

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Meanwhile, Puel has backed the use of VAR after Leicester became the first team in English football to score a goal via a video assistant referee decision.

Iheanacho scored in each half but it was his strike 13 minutes from time that required the intervention. Referee Jonathan Moss asked to check if the striker was offside before finishing off Riyad Mahrez's lovely reverse pass.

Replays showed Iheanacho was onside when the ball was played and the goal stood to see Leicester progress to a fourth-round tie away at Peterborough.

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