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Kelechi Iheanacho Makes VAR History, Scores Brace To Seal Leicester Qualification



Super Eagles Striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored a double against Fleetwood Town to hand Leicester City qualification to the next round of the FA Cup at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Leicester striker is the first name in Jon Moss’ book for a late drawback on Fleetwood’s McAleny Dragovic can be the one to fault, though, as his woeful pass gave the ball away in any case.

Former Manchester City striker opened the score-sheet with an assured strike three minutes before half-time against Leicester’s League One adversaries and thought he had been denied by the offside flag in the final quarter of 60 minutes.

Be that as it may, the video assistant referee showed the 21-year-old was onside when played in by Riyad Mahrez, the goal stood and an outing to Peterborough United in the following round was secured.

The Football Association is trialing the innovation amid this present season’s competition and Iheanacho remains as its first-ever goalscoring recipient in English football.

The Nigerian striker was substituted in the 81st minute as Shinji Okazaki was introduced in the 81st minute and subsequently, Mahrez was withdrawn for Jamie Vardy.

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