Iheanacho Bags Late Winner As Leicester Pip Everton 2-1 At Home

Kelechi Iheanacho’s late VAR-awarded winner piled more misery on Marco Silva as Leicester reclaimed second spot in the Premier League with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Everton at the King Power Stadium.

Substitute Iheanacho broke Everton hearts in the fifth minute of stoppage-time when he was allowed to stride through and slot his first Premier League goal of the season past Jordan Pickford, despite being flagged for offside initially.

Amid scenes of confusion, referee Graham Scott let play continue before VAR allowed the goal to stand, with the initial on-the-field ruling of offside deemed incorrect, sparking jubilant celebrations from the Leicester players and backroom staff.

Everton had been within touching distance of a battling away point, with Richarlison’s first-half header cancelled out by Jamie Vardy’s 13th goal of the season, but the late VAR drama saw the Foxes claim a sixth successive league win.

Leicester host Watford in the Premier League on Wednesday at 7.30pm before Everton travel to Liverpool for the first Merseyside derby of the season at the later time of 8.15pm.
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