Kelechi Iheanacho: 'You can call me Mr VAR' - Leicester star claims

Kelechi Iheanacho: 'You can call me Mr VAR' - Leicester star claims

Kelechi Iheanacho was Leicester City's hero when the Foxes came from a goal down to beat Everton at the King Power Stadium.

The Nigerian international came in as a second-half substitute for Ayoze Perez while his team were still down by a 1-0.

And two minutes later, the former Manchester City striker provided the assist that leveled the scores through Jamie Vardy.

And in the third minute of extra-time, the Super Eagles forward wrapped up a brilliant individual effort with a goal.

The referee's assistant flagged the 24-year-old for offside but it had to take two minutes for Graham Scott to confirm from the VAR before awarding the match-winner.

In a post-match interview, Iheanacho was asked if he was so cold when the decision was being checked on the video technology.

"Anyway you can call me Mr VAR if you want, I knew it was a goal and I was on side.

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" I knew it wasn't offside, I knew the decision will count, so I had to wait for it, and it counted," he responded.

It was Iheanacho's first goal in 25 Premier League matches and the first time he featured in Brendan Rodgers side in the 2019-20 league season.

Leicester City moved to second on the log for the first time this season and defender Christian Fuchs posted on social media how the team celebrated in the dressing room as Iheanacho was surrounded.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Eberechi Eze scored a penalty as Queens Park Rangers came from a goal down to draw Derby County in a Championship clash.

Martyn Waghorn had sent the fans at Pride Park in rapturous celebrations courtesy of a splendid free-kick in the 23rd minute.

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