Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho got his scoring boots back on as he scored a crucial double against Fleetwood Town to give Leicester city a crucial FA Cup win.
Iheanacho, lacking in goals and confidence, started the game as Jamie Vardy was left on the bench against his former employees.
Things did not seem to be going his way as he picked up a yellow card early in the game but all that changed few minutes to the half-time break.
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A long ball was launched forward by a Leicester defender and was flicked on by Slimani into the path of Iheanacho. The Nigerian striker took the ball down beautifully before sloting it past the keeper.
Leicester emerged a different team in the second half and kept pressing Fleetwood for a second goal and the breakthrough soon came.
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Mahrez received the ball outside the box and was running towards the post before releasing a brilliant pass which Iheanacho beautifully lifted over the keeper to hand Leicester a second goal.
However, the linesman raised his flag calling for offside and disallowing the goal in the process. The referee, wanting to be sure of the decision, called for the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) and overturned the linesman’s decision by giving the goal.
🙌 Kelechi Iheanacho has just become the answer to a quiz question for years to come.
— Sky Bet (@SkyBet) January 16, 2018
The decision by the linesman meant that Iheanacho made English football history as he becomes the first player to be awarded a goal by VAR in English football