'Working perfectly' or 'complicating the beautiful game'? Mixed reaction after historic VAR goal
Leicester boss Claude Puel welcomes video refereeing as his side benefit from a VAR decision in the FA Cup win over Fleetwood.
History made - watch first VAR goal in England
Leicester's Kelechi Iheanacho scores the first goal awarded by VAR in England in his side's third-round replay against Fleetwood Town.
"Last Saturday was an exciting end to a long season for the boys and parents of Chipstead U11's football team. The top two teams in the division were due to play each other in the final game of the season - the winning team would finish as league champions ! Chipstead were playing Raw Skills Rangers at Edenbridge Recreation Ground with great support on the touch lines for both teams. The game started poorly for Chipstead, conceding an early goal from a corner. Chipstead seemed to freeze as the ball dropped into the penalty area and Raw Skills were able to stab the ball home from 6 yards out.
After conceding the early goal Chipstead started to play and were soon threatening the Raw Skills goal. An excellent long range effort from Freddie Knox was somehow saved by the Raw Skills goalkeeper who was having a great game. After sustained pressure from Chipstaed they were rewarded 5 minutes before half time with a fine headed goal from Zak Iqbal.
Chipstead continued to put pressure on Raw Skills in the second half and the Chipstead defence of Harry Bevan-Thomas, Danny Fisher and Patrick Cox were able to deal efficiently with anything that Raw Skills had to offer. Mid way through the second half, Ben Easterbrook and Zachary Lenhart combined well on the left hand side to put in a great cross for Zak Iqbal to head home his and Chipstead's second goal of the match.
In the last quarter of an hour Raw Skills had to push extra men forward in an attempt to grab an equaliser, but Chipstead continued to work hard to keep them at bay. With five minutes remaining, Chipstead were awarded a free kick on the edge of the Raw Skills penalty area. Freddie Harrington stepped up to take the free kick and scored with a curling effort into the top right hand corner of the goal. Chipstead went on to win the match 3-1. A fantastic achievement and well-deserved."
Harry Foster, Harry Bevan-Thomas, Zachary Lenhart, Oliver Dean, Max Johnston, Sam Collens, Freddie Harrington, Patrick Cox, Ben Easterbrook, Danny Fisher, Zak Iqbal, Freddie Knox.