Leicester City Star Thanks VAR After Club's FA Cup Triumph Over Chelsea

Leicester City Star Thanks VAR After Club's FA Cup Triumph Over Chelsea

- Leicester City had VAR to thank as they stunned Chelsea 1-0 to win the FA Cup for the first time in their history

- Youri Tielemans scored the decisive goal which saw the Foxes triumph over the Blues at Wembley Stadium

- Chelsea nearly had a lifeline at stoppage time when Wes Morgan scored an own goal only for VAR to chalk it off

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Youri Tielemans has thanked the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for playing a part in Leicester City's FA Cup triumph over Chelsea.

Leicester City Star Thanks Var After Club's Fa Cup Triumph Over Chelsea
Youri Tielemans scored the decisive goal which saw the Foxes triumph over the Blues at Wembley Stadium. Photo by Matt Childs.
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The Foxes stunned the Blues by a solitary goal on the evening of Saturday, May 15, at Wembley Stadium to lift their maiden FA Cup in the club's history.

Tielemans was Leicester's match hero as he scored the decisive goal which separated the two teams.

The Belgian unleashed a spectacular 30-yard rocket shortly after the hour-mark which beat Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal.

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Just before stoppage time, Chelsea thought they had battled their way back into the game with an equaliser from Wes Morgan's own goal, only for VAR to ruled it out over a marginal offside on Ben Chilwell.

Speaking after his post-match interview, Tielemans hailed the controversial technology for aiding his side's victory.

"Thank you, VAR! Really, what an amazing thing that is. It's a tough decision but when you have to make it, you have to make it. Maybe it was tight but it was offside, and you have to give that call," the midfielder said when asked about the controversial decision.
“It feels really good! It’s amazing! I am really glad to score the goal that helped the team to win the game. It was a really tight game. To score in the final ... what a goal that was! I am really happy for the team and the fans! The goal was really good," he added.

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The King Power Stadium-based side will now shift their focus to qualifying for the Champions League ahead of next season.

They are currently placed third on the log with 66 points, just two ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea and two games left to end the 2020-21 campaign.

Leicester are scheduled to take on the Blues once again in their next match in a clash they will be desperate to win to keep their top-four hopes alive.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Leicester City have emerged champions of the 2020/2021 English FA Cup following a 1-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday evening, May 15.

The Foxes denied Thomas Tuchel his first title since the manager joined the Stamford Bridge outfit and fans of the club will be disappointed.

As expected, the encounter lived up to its pre-match razzmatazz as they matched each other in almost all departments during the entire fixture.

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Youri Tielemans' lone strike in the 63rd minute was enough to hand Leicester the FA Cup title.

Shortly after the victory, Iheanacho could be seen with the base of the trophy as he jokingly asked if any of his teammates will be interested in buying it.

Source: Legit.ng

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