Kelechi Iheanacho Scores First VAR Goal in England

KELECHI IHEANACHO scored the first goal given by VAR (Video Assisted Referee) in English football during Leicester’s FA Cup clash against Fleetwood.

The Foxes forward was initially deemed offside when latching onto Riyad Mahrez’s pass.

 The VAR showed that Kelechi Iheanacho was actually onside
The VAR showed that Kelechi Iheanacho was actually onside

Iheanacho went onto score only to see the linesman raise his flag to signal for offside.

But ref Jon Moss went to video assistant ref Mike Jones who ruled Iheanacho was actually onside – the goal being awarded one minute and 44 seconds after the ball hit the back of the net.

Fleetwood Town’s official Twitter account took a swipe at how long it took for the decision to be made.

A tweet posted from their feed said: “VAR Goal. It took an age and Iheanacho gets his second for Leicester.”

 Referee Jon Moss makes use of VAR to check whether Kelechi Iheanacho's strike should stand

Referee Jon Moss makes use of VAR to check whether Kelechi Iheanacho’s strike should stand
 The Leicester striker breaks free for his second goal of the night

The Leicester striker breaks free for his second goal of the night

 

 
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