Iheanacho Becomes the First Player to Benefit from Video Replay Technology in EPL
Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player in English football to have a goal awarded by the video assistant referee (VAR) system on Tuesday.
The video technology made its English debut through trials in the FA Cup and EFL Cup semi-finals this month.
The Nigeria international latched on to a pass fromm Riyad Mahrez 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.