‘Thank you VAR!’ – Tielemans jubilant after ‘amazing’ technology confirms Leicester FA Cup win

The Belgian proved his team’s match winner with a fantastic goal on Saturday and scored the only goal of the game against Chelsea

Leicester City FA Cup hero Youri Tielemans greeted the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for helping his side in the final minutes of their 1-0 win over Chelsea.

Tielemans had opened the goal in the second half with a brilliant long-range goal and brought the game to life after a quiet opening of 45 minutes.

Shortly before the end, Chelsea believed they scored a goal through Wes Morgan’s own goal, only for the tech to include a marginal offside position to former Fox Ben Chilwell.

“Thank you VAR!”

Interviewed after the final whistle by BT SportThe Belgian didn’t forget to acknowledge his side’s fortune when he saw the late goal blown.

“Thank you VAR! Really what an amazing thing this is!” Tielemans laughed when asked about the decision.

“It’s a tough decision, but if you have to make it, you have to make it. Maybe it was tight, but it was sidelined and you have to make that call.”

A first for the foxes

Saturday’s triumph marked the first time in Leicester history to win the world’s oldest football competition, having previously finished second four times.

“It feels really good! It is wonderful! I’m really happy to have scored the goal that helped the team win the game, “added Tielemans BBC.

“It was a very close game. To score in the final … what a goal that was! I’m very happy for the team and the fans! The goal was really good!”

“It’s really special to have the fans today. I hope everyone was safe. And the fans who see it from home hope they are proud of us. I’m sure they are . “

“It’s emotional for Top (the owner’s nickname Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha) and his family for building this club towards fame. We will give everything for the men who built this club and its legacy.

“Something special started when they won the league and we’ve just built it up and we hope we can go on. We have a very important game on Tuesday. We’ll enjoy Tuesday later and celebrate and think about it!”

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