Leicester claimed victory in this FA Cup tie but the video assistant referee was the night’s big winner.
For the first time in English football history technology was used to overturn a decision, with Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal allowed to stand after originally being ruled out for offside.
In years to come, this might be considered the first success of a football revolution. Or, the beginning of the machines taking over and removing the joy from football. For the first time in the English game, VAR was used to reverse a decision, awarding Kelechi Iheanacho a goal in Leicester’s third-round replay win.
Iheanacho grabbed both goals on what was at first a tricky night for Leicester and the closing stages could have been pretty nerve-racking had his second not been allowed, an erroneous linesman’s flag corrected by TV replays.