Iheanacho Wants ‘Mr VAR’ Nickname After Scoring Winner Vs Everton

Iheanacho Wants ‘Mr VAR’ Nickname After Scoring Winner Vs Everton

Nigeria forwrad Kelechi Iheanacho scored the first goal awarded by VAR in England in his side’s third-round replay against Fleetwood Town in the Emirates FA Cup in 2018.

And the polarising decision review system again ensured the Nigerian international would be able to celebrate after he found the net to hand Leicester a valuable three points against Everton on Sunday.

After sprinting clear of the Toffees defence and finishing with aplomb past Jordan Pickford, Iheanacho’s left-footed effort was initially ruled offside before becoming the match-winning goal.

And after the game, the ecstatic former Manchester City front man demanded to be known as Mr VAR from now onwards.

“I have been waiting for this opportunity. I knew one day it’s going to come,” he told Sky Sports.

“I’m happy today to get the goal and assisting Jamie.

“You can call me Mr.VAR – I knew it was a goal. I was onside. Happy that VAR gave me it.”

Vardy scored for the sixth consecutive game, and took his league-leading tally to 13 in the process.

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