Manchester derby - advantage City

Manchester City go top of the Premier League with this derby win over United.

Jones taking unlikely inspiration from City in United's title pursuit

Manchester City closed an eight-point gap to win the 2011-12 Premier League, so Phil Jones still has hope for Manchester United.

Manchester United's Phil Jones Believes Man City Can be Chased Down

Manchester United defender Phil Jones remembers his team's title meltdown six years ago and believes rivals Manchester City's 12-point lead in the Premier League title race can still be overhauled.

Phil Jones sends Manchester City title warning... by reminding them of Manchester United's 2012 collapse

Phil Jones sends Manchester City title warning... by reminding them of Manchester United's 2012 collapse

Phil Jones sends Manchester City title warning... by reminding them of Manchester United's 2012 collapse

Phil Jones sends Manchester City title warning... by reminding them of Manchester United's 2012 collapse

Phil Jones sends Manchester City title warning... by reminding them of Manchester United's 2012 collapse

Phil Jones sends Manchester City title warning... by reminding them of Manchester United's 2012 collapse

Football transfer news and rumours: 'Arsenal and Liverpool will have hard time signing Malcom'

The name of Malcom has become a stable of this January transfer window so far, but the likelihood of the youngster moving to the Premier League this month has taken a step back. Arsenal have been heavily linked with the Bordeaux forward, while Liverpool are also said to be interested. But if the Bordeaux president Stephane Martin has his way then the two Premier League giants will have to be content with watching their star man from afar after issuing a sort of 'good luck with that' in response to any potential deal. With Alexis Sanchez edging out of the door at the Emirates, Malcom has been linked with filling his boots. Malcom has scored seven league goals this season but Bordeaux aren't able to pander to Arsenal or anyone else's needs. "Things are clear with his agents. He has not had his contract extended this summer just to give him away this winter," Martin told L’Equipe. "We haven’t had any discussions with Arsenal. From our point of view, it’s all hot air. They can always try, but they will have a hard time taking him from us." Liverpool could use the money from the sale of Coutinho to finance a move for Malcom Credit: Getty Images Bordeaux coach Jocelyn Gourvennec, meanwhile, has suggested that Liverpool could hijack Arsenal's move for Malcom this month. Liverpool are in need of a replacement for Philippe Coutinho and have the cash available as a result of his £142m departure to Barcelona.  "If Liverpool want you to work for them tomorrow, you’d go," Gourvennec said when asked about his player’s future. "I’m a coach, I’d like to be able to count on Malcom, Malcom has to help us. "There is one person who decides in this, that’s the majority shareholder. He talked about this at the weekend, but football remains football." David Moyes may have publicly denied that he is aware of a Chelsea bid for Andy Carroll, however West Ham bosses are thought to be willing to listen to offers of £20 million. Chelsea want to sign Andy Carroll on a permanent deal this month Credit: AFP The striker was absent from the squad for the Hammers' 1-0 FA Cup replay win over League One side Shrewsbury on Tuesday, however the manager insisted this was down to an ankle injury. Speculation that the 29-year-old could go to Stamford Bridge on loan came as Antonio Conte was said to be looking to enhance their attacking capability. Our reporter, Matt Law, says Chelsea have contacted West Ham about signing him permanently during the January window. Theo Walcott will complete his £20m move to Everton today after spending Tuesday afternoon at the club's training ground Finch Farm for a medical and finalising terms. After nearly 12 years with the Gunners the 28-year-old England forward is expected to be in the Blues' squad for their West Brom clash at Goodison Park on Saturday. Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, is close to signing a new five-year contract with United. January 2018 transfer window Our man James Ducker revealed a fortnight ago that United were in advanced talks with Mourinho over an extension to his existing deal, which expires in June 2019, albeit with an option to stay for a further 12 months. Negotiations gathered pace last month and have continued to progress swiftly with both parties having now reached an agreement. It is understood that Mourinho’s new deal will run until June 2021 with the option of a further 12 months. And the rest... One to watch:  Tottenham have 21-year-old Norwich midfielder James Madison  in their sights, along with Liverpool and Manchester City, according to the Evening Standard. A Premier League return? Sebastian Leto, remember the long-haired Argentine from his Liverpool days? Well the now 31-year-old is currently playing in the UAE Arabian Gulf League with Emirates Club, but could return to English football after opening talks with Fulham, the Mail says.

Football transfer news and rumours: 'Arsenal and Liverpool will have hard time signing Malcom'

The name of Malcom has become a stable of this January transfer window so far, but the likelihood of the youngster moving to the Premier League this month has taken a step back. Arsenal have been heavily linked with the Bordeaux forward, while Liverpool are also said to be interested. But if the Bordeaux president Stephane Martin has his way then the two Premier League giants will have to be content with watching their star man from afar after issuing a sort of 'good luck with that' in response to any potential deal. With Alexis Sanchez edging out of the door at the Emirates, Malcom has been linked with filling his boots. Malcom has scored seven league goals this season but Bordeaux aren't able to pander to Arsenal or anyone else's needs. "Things are clear with his agents. He has not had his contract extended this summer just to give him away this winter," Martin told L’Equipe. "We haven’t had any discussions with Arsenal. From our point of view, it’s all hot air. They can always try, but they will have a hard time taking him from us." Liverpool could use the money from the sale of Coutinho to finance a move for Malcom Credit: Getty Images Bordeaux coach Jocelyn Gourvennec, meanwhile, has suggested that Liverpool could hijack Arsenal's move for Malcom this month. Liverpool are in need of a replacement for Philippe Coutinho and have the cash available as a result of his £142m departure to Barcelona.  "If Liverpool want you to work for them tomorrow, you’d go," Gourvennec said when asked about his player’s future. "I’m a coach, I’d like to be able to count on Malcom, Malcom has to help us. "There is one person who decides in this, that’s the majority shareholder. He talked about this at the weekend, but football remains football." David Moyes may have publicly denied that he is aware of a Chelsea bid for Andy Carroll, however West Ham bosses are thought to be willing to listen to offers of £20 million. Chelsea want to sign Andy Carroll on a permanent deal this month Credit: AFP The striker was absent from the squad for the Hammers' 1-0 FA Cup replay win over League One side Shrewsbury on Tuesday, however the manager insisted this was down to an ankle injury. Speculation that the 29-year-old could go to Stamford Bridge on loan came as Antonio Conte was said to be looking to enhance their attacking capability. Our reporter, Matt Law, says Chelsea have contacted West Ham about signing him permanently during the January window. Theo Walcott will complete his £20m move to Everton today after spending Tuesday afternoon at the club's training ground Finch Farm for a medical and finalising terms. After nearly 12 years with the Gunners the 28-year-old England forward is expected to be in the Blues' squad for their West Brom clash at Goodison Park on Saturday. Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, is close to signing a new five-year contract with United. January 2018 transfer window Our man James Ducker revealed a fortnight ago that United were in advanced talks with Mourinho over an extension to his existing deal, which expires in June 2019, albeit with an option to stay for a further 12 months. Negotiations gathered pace last month and have continued to progress swiftly with both parties having now reached an agreement. It is understood that Mourinho’s new deal will run until June 2021 with the option of a further 12 months. And the rest... One to watch:  Tottenham have 21-year-old Norwich midfielder James Madison  in their sights, along with Liverpool and Manchester City, according to the Evening Standard. A Premier League return? Sebastian Leto, remember the long-haired Argentine from his Liverpool days? Well the now 31-year-old is currently playing in the UAE Arabian Gulf League with Emirates Club, but could return to English football after opening talks with Fulham, the Mail says.

Football transfer news and rumours: 'Arsenal and Liverpool will have hard time signing Malcom'

The name of Malcom has become a stable of this January transfer window so far, but the likelihood of the youngster moving to the Premier League this month has taken a step back. Arsenal have been heavily linked with the Bordeaux forward, while Liverpool are also said to be interested. But if the Bordeaux president Stephane Martin has his way then the two Premier League giants will have to be content with watching their star man from afar after issuing a sort of 'good luck with that' in response to any potential deal. With Alexis Sanchez edging out of the door at the Emirates, Malcom has been linked with filling his boots. Malcom has scored seven league goals this season but Bordeaux aren't able to pander to Arsenal or anyone else's needs. "Things are clear with his agents. He has not had his contract extended this summer just to give him away this winter," Martin told L’Equipe. "We haven’t had any discussions with Arsenal. From our point of view, it’s all hot air. They can always try, but they will have a hard time taking him from us." Liverpool could use the money from the sale of Coutinho to finance a move for Malcom Credit: Getty Images Bordeaux coach Jocelyn Gourvennec, meanwhile, has suggested that Liverpool could hijack Arsenal's move for Malcom this month. Liverpool are in need of a replacement for Philippe Coutinho and have the cash available as a result of his £142m departure to Barcelona.  "If Liverpool want you to work for them tomorrow, you’d go," Gourvennec said when asked about his player’s future. "I’m a coach, I’d like to be able to count on Malcom, Malcom has to help us. "There is one person who decides in this, that’s the majority shareholder. He talked about this at the weekend, but football remains football." David Moyes may have publicly denied that he is aware of a Chelsea bid for Andy Carroll, however West Ham bosses are thought to be willing to listen to offers of £20 million. Chelsea want to sign Andy Carroll on a permanent deal this month Credit: AFP The striker was absent from the squad for the Hammers' 1-0 FA Cup replay win over League One side Shrewsbury on Tuesday, however the manager insisted this was down to an ankle injury. Speculation that the 29-year-old could go to Stamford Bridge on loan came as Antonio Conte was said to be looking to enhance their attacking capability. Our reporter, Matt Law, says Chelsea have contacted West Ham about signing him permanently during the January window. Theo Walcott will complete his £20m move to Everton today after spending Tuesday afternoon at the club's training ground Finch Farm for a medical and finalising terms. After nearly 12 years with the Gunners the 28-year-old England forward is expected to be in the Blues' squad for their West Brom clash at Goodison Park on Saturday. Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, is close to signing a new five-year contract with United. January 2018 transfer window Our man James Ducker revealed a fortnight ago that United were in advanced talks with Mourinho over an extension to his existing deal, which expires in June 2019, albeit with an option to stay for a further 12 months. Negotiations gathered pace last month and have continued to progress swiftly with both parties having now reached an agreement. It is understood that Mourinho’s new deal will run until June 2021 with the option of a further 12 months. And the rest... One to watch:  Tottenham have 21-year-old Norwich midfielder James Madison  in their sights, along with Liverpool and Manchester City, according to the Evening Standard. A Premier League return? Sebastian Leto, remember the long-haired Argentine from his Liverpool days? Well the now 31-year-old is currently playing in the UAE Arabian Gulf League with Emirates Club, but could return to English football after opening talks with Fulham, the Mail says.

Planet Futbol on SI TV: Man City Suffers First Loss

On Episode 9 of SI TV's Planet Futbol, Grant and Luis discuss Manchester City suffering its first loss of the season.

Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0: VAR history made as offside decision overturned for Kelechi Iheanacho goal

Anyone who came here expecting a dramatic FA Cup night in the traditional sense will have gone home disappointed as Leicester eased through what turned out to be a rather tepid third-round replay. The match did, however, provide English football with its first goal awarded on the say-so of a Video Assistant Referee after Kelechi Iheanacho’s second of the match was given by virtue of an overruled offside decision. The moment came in the 77th minute after Riyad Mahrez’s pass to the former Manchester City striker gave assistant referee Lee Betts a marginal call to which he responded by raising his flag. But after a lengthy pause listening to the advice of VAR Mike Jones from a studio in London, match referee Jonathan Moss made the TV screen shape with his hands and signalled a goal, the remote judgement being that defender Nathan Pond’s trailing foot had just played Iheanacho onside. Inevitably, the delay robbed the moment of spontaneous joy, leaving the players unsure how much to celebrate, the crowd more than a little confused and the Fleetwood manager, Uwe Rosler, complaining that such decisions should be left with the officials on the field for the sake of the game. 76' - Iheanacho goal disallowed ❌ 78' - VAR correctly gives goal ⚽️ 1-0 VAR �� History made as Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to be awarded a goal by VAR in British football! pic.twitter.com/KXsRbVdFou— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 16, 2018 “It was not the reason we lost the tie,” he said. “We lost because after they scored their first goal before half-time they had too much for us in the second half. “But can they really say it was onside for the second goal or are they guessing? Even sometimes VAR is not 100 per cent clear. “We will see in the future how it pans out but in general I say don’t complicate the game. The game is beautiful, let it be pure and also made by human errors of the referee. It makes the game.” Claude Puel, the Leicester manager, who had voiced similar reservations ahead of the match on learning that VAR would be used, allowed himself a smile. “I think it’s perfect now,” he joked, before admitting he still had mixed feelings. “But it meant that a good goal was correctly given,” he added. Hot chip: the VAR excitement took attention away from what was a great finish by Kelechi Iheanacho Credit: Getty Otherwise it had been a match too often lacking in passion in which Fleetwood, perhaps unlucky not to have sprung a shock when the sides drew 0-0 at their Highbury ground 10 days ago, gave a good account of themselves in the first half, when Kyle Dempsey drew a fine, fingertip save from Leicester goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic in their best moment, but faded after going behind two minutes before the break. Iheanacho, one half of a second-string Leicester attack alongside Islam Slimani that nonetheless cost £54 million, converted a chance set up by Slimani to score only his second goal for the club following a £25m move from Manchester City last summer that has yet to deliver a significant return. That moment apart, though, a Leicester side showing eight changes from the weekend had been unimpressive, and it showed on Puel’s face in the technical area.  CLAUDE: “We tried to play in the first half, but it was too comfortable for them to defend. We needed to play forward and get behind them more, which we did much better in the second half.” #LeiFle— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Mahrez, wearing the captain’s armband for the first time in what may be seen as a statement of Puel's intention to keep him at Leicester, had a quiet first half and wasted his best opportunity with a free kick just outside the ‘D’. Fleetwood offered little as an attacking threat in the second half, in which Jamie Vardy, injured for the original tie, was granted his wish with a 10-minute cameo against his old club. By the time he appeared, Iheanacho, who initially seemed to have no quarrel that his second 'goal' had not counted, had played his part in history. 9:44PM Vardy looking absolutely furious and disgusted although he is, in fact, answering some mild questions in perfectly agreeable fashion. Credit: BT Sport 2 Iheanacho says that communication from the officials to the players about the VAR was totally fine, that he did not know himself at the time whether he was onside or offside. No doubt all of these issues will be well covered in the match report from Jon Culley, which will be here very shortly. From me, Alan Tyers, goodnight. 9:40PM Full time: Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0 VAR the winner! And Leicester. Well done to Fleetwood, they were on terms in the first half and it was hard lines that they conceded on 43 minutes. Result wasn't really in doubt after that. Vardy got a late run against his old club. But the match will be remembered for the second goal, which was given offside. Ref Jon Moss called for VAR, the decision was overturned. It took one minute and seven seconds to come up with the correct answer. Iheanacho was credited with the goal, rightly, his second of the match. Full-time: Leicester City 2️⃣-0️⃣ Fleetwood Town Kelechi Iheanacho's double tees up a fourth round trip to Peterborough United ��#LeiFlepic.twitter.com/EhX81gW2e3— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 9:37PM 90 mins Okazaki has tried to nutmeg Polger. Here is what Polger thought about that: a smack in the puss for you, my Premier League friend. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:35PM 88 mins That would have been the cherry on the top / the final cut for Fleetwood: Albrighton whips it in, there is Jamie Vardy, but Bolger clears. 9:33PM 87 mins This is indeed correct. I am very impressed with the Fleetwood social media account. A mine of information. 85' | Burns finds space on the right edge of the area, and shoots at goal but it's saved by Jakupovic. (2-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:31PM 85 mins Fleetwood have flagged and it's just a matter of whether Vardy can notch one now.  The VAR system worked, then. Linesman gave a very, very tight decision wrong. They overturned it after a brief look. Either you like it or you don't, the system, but it worked as well as you could expect it to there. 9:26PM 82 mins Jamie Vardy is coming on. Mahrez the man to make way. Shinji Okazaki replaces Kelechi Iheanacho, so there won't be a hat-trick for him. Congratulations to Jon Moss for becoming a pub quiz answer— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) January 16, 2018 9:26PM 81 mins All Leicester now, and indeed all Iheanacho, who has gone close to a hat-trick with a shot. Iborra gets up from the corner and heads not far wide. 9:24PM GOAL! VIA VAR! SCENES! Another VAR! Oh our cup runneth over. This time it is to check an offside flag after Leicester have the ball in the net. Really good run from Mahrez, who takes his time to slide the ball through for Iheanacho. He races onto the ball and applies the finish with a lovely little chip. But the linesman has flagged! They're going to take a look at this on VAR... Credit: BT Sport 2  ... he is just onside! It is overturned! That's it! A little moment of history: the decision is overturned and the goal is awarded. Leicester 2 Fleetwood 0 (Iheanacho 77) 9:19PM 72 mins Dempsey is booked. Bobby Grant replaces Markus Schwabl. 9:15PM 71 mins A VAR HAS HAPPENED!!!!! The ball is lofted into the Fleetwood box. Leicester want a penalty because they think Pond is fouling Iborra  "No penalty" is the initial verdict from Referee Moss. There is not enough evidence of a "clear and obvious" error so the decision of "no penalty" stands. 9:14PM Vaaaaaar, me hearties 61' | Leicester have the ball in the net - but it's ruled out. Ref checking with VAR - still no goal, good decision. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:09PM 64 mins Albrighton delivers a corner, Iborra heading not far over. Double change for Fleetwood... �� | #ftfc subs. Burns and Cole on, McAleny and Hiwula off. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:08PM Scarecrow tactics Little by little @RobbieSavage8 is morphing into Worzel Gummidge. pic.twitter.com/WFcv1wbagx— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 16, 2018 9:07PM 61 mins Leicester have the ball in the net, Iheanacho there just outside the six-yard box slotting it home from the pull-back, but it was just out. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:02PM 56 mins Ball is played into the Fleetwood box. Benalouane flails a leg, Pond has attempted a headed-clearance just a foot or so from the ground, and he gets an unpleasant whack in the head for his trouble. Tough customer, but he needs a moment. 9:00PM 54 mins Slimani is getting the hook and is acting with a sort of exaggerated befuddlement, the sort of hamming that one sees in an amateur dramatic production when the stage direction says "looks shocked". Marc Albrighton replaces him. 8:58PM Shane O'Leary writes: "'Sometimes you just need a bit more quality' muses a man who drifted through too many games like a curly-permed Hugh Grant" 8:55PM 50 mins Iheanacho and Slimani link up very nicely. The former takes his time and chips the ball through. Slimani lets the ball drift across his body and hits a right-footed effort. Doesn't catch it right. Decent chance for what would presumably be the killer second goal. 8:51PM 47 mins "Sometimes you just need a bit more quality," muses Steve McManaman as a decent Fleetwood move peters out thanks to poor passing. 8:50PM 46 mins The second half is underway and the player looking to take it by the scruff of the neck is Gray. Bright and busy, but he runs into trouble. 8:49PM Uwe enjoying a hot drink Credit: BT Sport 2 Jamie Vardy has just pinged a 50-yarder into the top corner as the teams were coming out. Respectful, muted celebration against his old club.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 8:47PM Over to the Fleetwood social media team �� | Half-time. @LCFC 1-0 #ftfc. @CMcAleny and @_kyledempsey have gone close for Town, who have been the better side. Iheanacho's late goal the difference so far. pic.twitter.com/WL80gHbgtp— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:34PM Half time: Leicester City 1 Fleetwood Town 0 Leicester had more of the ball but it was in fact Fleetwood who enjoyed the superior chances in an admittedly rather drab half. One moment of real incision from the Premier League team was all it took for the lead. Shame. Can Fleetwood rally after half time? 8:33PM 44 mins Adrien Silva gets the ball and is soon having his foot stamped on by Glendon. Sore one on a cold night, and a booking for the Fleetwood player. 8:32PM GOAL! Leicester! It's Iheanacho! Bit of a nothing ball pumped forard, but Iheanacho manages to knock it to  Slimani, who plays an instant, accurate ball back. It's opened Fleetwood up, Iheanacho slots it calmly away and that's the lead. Finally Fleetwood are bested, after an entire match and 43 minutes. 8:30PM 40 mins Uwe Rosler having a word with Cole on the bench. Bit wet of Rosler not to play his actual best player. Came up with some rot about having to face Blackburn at the weekend and managing his resources. It's the FA Cup, sir! The FA Cup. 8:26PM 36 mins Best moment of the match, a really nice little move from Fleetwood as Hiwula-Mayifuila plays a cute little lay-off for the onrushing Dempsey who cracks a sweet shot at goal. Tipped over! Possibly a bit belt-and-braces from the Leicester keeper, I think that would have most likely gone over. But he could hardly take that risk. Corner. 38' | Corner played short to Jones, but his shot is blocked - before McAleny heads Glendon's cross wide. Come on, lads! (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:23PM 33 mins Hiwula-Mayifuila down the right. Benalouane with a nasty lunge. Ref plays advantage but it doesn't come to a lot. Then booked. 8:21PM 30 mins Mahrez is fouled a yard or two outside the box and the player himself will be the one to take the kick. This is CLOSE! Oof, that took a coat of paint off on the way past the upright. Credit: BT Sport 2 8:16PM 27 mins Shot! McAleny with a break, decent run this. He curls a shot at goal that is palmed away by Jakupovic, who maybe makes a bit of a meal of it.  8:14PM 25 mins McAleny has a shot from distance but that is easy for Jakupovic. Mahrez plays it in. Pond heads behind for a corner. perhaps overcautious, he had a bit of time there. 8:11PM 20 mins Claims, but wafer-thin ones. 20' | Cries for a penalty for #ftfc as Bell and Amartey collide in the penalty area. Not given. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:06PM 19 mins Iheanacho is booked for a foul as he brushes past McAleny, who went down as quickly, cheaply and theatrically as he possibly could. Premier League quality tumble. 8:03PM 16 mins Pond is there to clear as a cross comes in from the left. 8:01PM 12 mins Amartey has done well to get clear down the right, but very poorly to cross the ball straight at the keeper. Neal barely has to move. 7:58PM 11 mins LCFC camped in the FTFC final third, playing header-tennis, but it's all hands to the pump for the lower league side and eventually they manage to clear. Old boy: Jamie Vardy, pictured here in his Fleetwood Town days, will start on the bench for Leicester City tonight Credit: Action 7:56PM 8 mins Still, they have a freekick. Big Bolger up from centre half. The ball sails over everyone. 7:55PM 7 mins Sorry, I rather drifted off there. It is a quiet start to proceedings. Fleetwood are playing quite nicely but a long way from goal. 7' | Dempsey looking sharp, a neat little pass to McAleny who is fouled. Free-kick to be played in... (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:51PM 4 mins Fever reducer. I’m not saying Cup replay fever hasn’t hit Leicester, but.... pic.twitter.com/3YQPOV67O5— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 7:50PM 3 mins A lot of LCFC fans have given this one a swerve. 3' | Decent start from #ftfc, and a super start from the #codarmy. Singing their hearts out - the only noise in the ground. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:49PM 2 mins But it is the hosts who are nearly in right away! Mahrez with a good ball to free Iheanacho. Fleetwood are lucky that he makes a horlicks of the pass, because the defence was very stretched there. 7:47PM 1 mins Fleetwood Town kick off. 7:46PM Oh, VAR is available I should say. Hope we get to use it. Leicester: Jakupovic, Amartey, Dragovic, Benalouane, Fuchs,  Mahrez, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs:  Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Maguire, Okazaki, Ndidi, Barnes. Fleetwood Town: Neal, Jones, Bolger, Pond, Bell, Glendon,  Schwabl, Dempsey, Hiwula, McAleny, Hunter. Subs: Coyle, Burns,  Grant, Cairns, Sowerby, Cargill, Cole. Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)  7:46PM Some seats still available Credit: BT Sport 1 But here's  how we expect the teams to line up 7:43PM Shane is right on all counts Not least "come on Fleetwood." What a result this would be for them. 7:42PM The excellent Shane O'Leary writes Evening Alan, I understand that the Huth 'foot problem' is that it's usually up the jacksie of an opposing player. Come on Fleetwood! 7:29PM Nathan Pond  seems like an excellent fellow. He used to train  with Vardy "he is always very aggressive." Has he ever been tempted to leave Fleetwood? "Nobody's ever wanted me!"  I bet that is not true. Pond, the skipper, has played 460 times for Fleetwood. I hope he can help them to another clean sheet today. If you think otherwise, bet on Leicester to beat Fleetwood at 28/1 with Corals if you are a new customer. 7:24PM Robert Savage's lid Dat hat Credit: BT Sport Peterborough manager Grant McCann has popped along to see the team his lads will be facing in the fourth round. Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage chat to him. 7:20PM Uwe Rosler explains why Devante Cole is on the bench "I am happy what I have in the moment. I can hold what I have. I have to think about Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, we have had 7 games in 22 days." Uwe has left his top scorer out of the XI 6:55PM And here are Fleetwood �� | The teams are in! Here's how #ftfc line up for tonight's @EmiratesFACup fixture at @LCFC... pic.twitter.com/LcyGVTarPo— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 6:53PM Rumours 40 years ago today, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent a thirty-first and final week at #1 on the Billboard 200.— chart flashbacks (@chartflashback) January 14, 2018 6:50PM Leicester City team Tonight's starting XI: Jakupović, Amartey, Dragović, Benalouane, Fuchs, Iborra, Silva, Mahrez (c), Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs: Hamer, Maguire, Ndidi, Albrighton, Barnes, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiFlepic.twitter.com/gBEpbyVBHv— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 6:48PM Shame, Vardy only on the bench Today’s Leicester v Fleetwood team sheet pic.twitter.com/KBltr8X5mf— Rosie Swarbrick (@rosieswarb) January 16, 2018 6:47PM Preview "There’s been a great reaction throughout the town." Journalist Rosie Swarbrick gives us her take on #LeiFle �� https://t.co/TTkWLre8Dupic.twitter.com/rOzZ1bIxA2— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Rosie (not pictured)  6:20PM Good evening Tyers here, FA Cup third round replay action coming up. Will Jamie Vardy face his former team? Defender Robert Huth could make his first Leicester appearance of the season in the FA Cup third-round replay against Fleetwood on Tuesday. The German centre-back has been sidelined since the summer after ankle surgery and then the recurrence of a foot problem, but Ben Chilwell is banned. Jamie Vardy is fit after missing the first tie against his former club with a groin problem and Matty James is also available, despite hobbling off at Chelsea on Saturday. Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan (both hamstring) are still out. Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Mahrez, Iborra, Choudhury, Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa, Iheanacho. And here is a lovely story by Chris Bascombe about Fleetwood's Markus Schwabl When Fleetwood Town’s German midfielder Markus Schwabl was asked to join the 'Cod Army' he knew so little of the club he rushed to the internet to study its history. Should he and his team mates win at Leicester City in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay he will be enshrining his place in it. Midfielder Schwabl, once of 1860 Munich, was convinced to make the move by compatriot Uwe Rosler. Fleetwood manager Rosler was a colleague of Schwabl’s father, ex-West German international Manfred, at Nurnberg in the early 90s. �� | The lads have arrived at the King Power! pic.twitter.com/PCtxEOPG0w— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018

Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0: VAR history made as offside decision overturned for Kelechi Iheanacho goal

Anyone who came here expecting a dramatic FA Cup night in the traditional sense will have gone home disappointed as Leicester eased through what turned out to be a rather tepid third-round replay. The match did, however, provide English football with its first goal awarded on the say-so of a Video Assistant Referee after Kelechi Iheanacho’s second of the match was given by virtue of an overruled offside decision. The moment came in the 77th minute after Riyad Mahrez’s pass to the former Manchester City striker gave assistant referee Lee Betts a marginal call to which he responded by raising his flag. But after a lengthy pause listening to the advice of VAR Mike Jones from a studio in London, match referee Jonathan Moss made the TV screen shape with his hands and signalled a goal, the remote judgement being that defender Nathan Pond’s trailing foot had just played Iheanacho onside. Inevitably, the delay robbed the moment of spontaneous joy, leaving the players unsure how much to celebrate, the crowd more than a little confused and the Fleetwood manager, Uwe Rosler, complaining that such decisions should be left with the officials on the field for the sake of the game. 76' - Iheanacho goal disallowed ❌ 78' - VAR correctly gives goal ⚽️ 1-0 VAR �� History made as Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to be awarded a goal by VAR in British football! pic.twitter.com/KXsRbVdFou— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 16, 2018 “It was not the reason we lost the tie,” he said. “We lost because after they scored their first goal before half-time they had too much for us in the second half. “But can they really say it was onside for the second goal or are they guessing? Even sometimes VAR is not 100 per cent clear. “We will see in the future how it pans out but in general I say don’t complicate the game. The game is beautiful, let it be pure and also made by human errors of the referee. It makes the game.” Claude Puel, the Leicester manager, who had voiced similar reservations ahead of the match on learning that VAR would be used, allowed himself a smile. “I think it’s perfect now,” he joked, before admitting he still had mixed feelings. “But it meant that a good goal was correctly given,” he added. Hot chip: the VAR excitement took attention away from what was a great finish by Kelechi Iheanacho Credit: Getty Otherwise it had been a match too often lacking in passion in which Fleetwood, perhaps unlucky not to have sprung a shock when the sides drew 0-0 at their Highbury ground 10 days ago, gave a good account of themselves in the first half, when Kyle Dempsey drew a fine, fingertip save from Leicester goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic in their best moment, but faded after going behind two minutes before the break. Iheanacho, one half of a second-string Leicester attack alongside Islam Slimani that nonetheless cost £54 million, converted a chance set up by Slimani to score only his second goal for the club following a £25m move from Manchester City last summer that has yet to deliver a significant return. That moment apart, though, a Leicester side showing eight changes from the weekend had been unimpressive, and it showed on Puel’s face in the technical area.  CLAUDE: “We tried to play in the first half, but it was too comfortable for them to defend. We needed to play forward and get behind them more, which we did much better in the second half.” #LeiFle— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Mahrez, wearing the captain’s armband for the first time in what may be seen as a statement of Puel's intention to keep him at Leicester, had a quiet first half and wasted his best opportunity with a free kick just outside the ‘D’. Fleetwood offered little as an attacking threat in the second half, in which Jamie Vardy, injured for the original tie, was granted his wish with a 10-minute cameo against his old club. By the time he appeared, Iheanacho, who initially seemed to have no quarrel that his second 'goal' had not counted, had played his part in history. 9:44PM Vardy looking absolutely furious and disgusted although he is, in fact, answering some mild questions in perfectly agreeable fashion. Credit: BT Sport 2 Iheanacho says that communication from the officials to the players about the VAR was totally fine, that he did not know himself at the time whether he was onside or offside. No doubt all of these issues will be well covered in the match report from Jon Culley, which will be here very shortly. From me, Alan Tyers, goodnight. 9:40PM Full time: Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0 VAR the winner! And Leicester. Well done to Fleetwood, they were on terms in the first half and it was hard lines that they conceded on 43 minutes. Result wasn't really in doubt after that. Vardy got a late run against his old club. But the match will be remembered for the second goal, which was given offside. Ref Jon Moss called for VAR, the decision was overturned. It took one minute and seven seconds to come up with the correct answer. Iheanacho was credited with the goal, rightly, his second of the match. Full-time: Leicester City 2️⃣-0️⃣ Fleetwood Town Kelechi Iheanacho's double tees up a fourth round trip to Peterborough United ��#LeiFlepic.twitter.com/EhX81gW2e3— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 9:37PM 90 mins Okazaki has tried to nutmeg Polger. Here is what Polger thought about that: a smack in the puss for you, my Premier League friend. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:35PM 88 mins That would have been the cherry on the top / the final cut for Fleetwood: Albrighton whips it in, there is Jamie Vardy, but Bolger clears. 9:33PM 87 mins This is indeed correct. I am very impressed with the Fleetwood social media account. A mine of information. 85' | Burns finds space on the right edge of the area, and shoots at goal but it's saved by Jakupovic. (2-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:31PM 85 mins Fleetwood have flagged and it's just a matter of whether Vardy can notch one now.  The VAR system worked, then. Linesman gave a very, very tight decision wrong. They overturned it after a brief look. Either you like it or you don't, the system, but it worked as well as you could expect it to there. 9:26PM 82 mins Jamie Vardy is coming on. Mahrez the man to make way. Shinji Okazaki replaces Kelechi Iheanacho, so there won't be a hat-trick for him. Congratulations to Jon Moss for becoming a pub quiz answer— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) January 16, 2018 9:26PM 81 mins All Leicester now, and indeed all Iheanacho, who has gone close to a hat-trick with a shot. Iborra gets up from the corner and heads not far wide. 9:24PM GOAL! VIA VAR! SCENES! Another VAR! Oh our cup runneth over. This time it is to check an offside flag after Leicester have the ball in the net. Really good run from Mahrez, who takes his time to slide the ball through for Iheanacho. He races onto the ball and applies the finish with a lovely little chip. But the linesman has flagged! They're going to take a look at this on VAR... Credit: BT Sport 2  ... he is just onside! It is overturned! That's it! A little moment of history: the decision is overturned and the goal is awarded. Leicester 2 Fleetwood 0 (Iheanacho 77) 9:19PM 72 mins Dempsey is booked. Bobby Grant replaces Markus Schwabl. 9:15PM 71 mins A VAR HAS HAPPENED!!!!! The ball is lofted into the Fleetwood box. Leicester want a penalty because they think Pond is fouling Iborra  "No penalty" is the initial verdict from Referee Moss. There is not enough evidence of a "clear and obvious" error so the decision of "no penalty" stands. 9:14PM Vaaaaaar, me hearties 61' | Leicester have the ball in the net - but it's ruled out. Ref checking with VAR - still no goal, good decision. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:09PM 64 mins Albrighton delivers a corner, Iborra heading not far over. Double change for Fleetwood... �� | #ftfc subs. Burns and Cole on, McAleny and Hiwula off. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:08PM Scarecrow tactics Little by little @RobbieSavage8 is morphing into Worzel Gummidge. pic.twitter.com/WFcv1wbagx— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 16, 2018 9:07PM 61 mins Leicester have the ball in the net, Iheanacho there just outside the six-yard box slotting it home from the pull-back, but it was just out. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:02PM 56 mins Ball is played into the Fleetwood box. Benalouane flails a leg, Pond has attempted a headed-clearance just a foot or so from the ground, and he gets an unpleasant whack in the head for his trouble. Tough customer, but he needs a moment. 9:00PM 54 mins Slimani is getting the hook and is acting with a sort of exaggerated befuddlement, the sort of hamming that one sees in an amateur dramatic production when the stage direction says "looks shocked". Marc Albrighton replaces him. 8:58PM Shane O'Leary writes: "'Sometimes you just need a bit more quality' muses a man who drifted through too many games like a curly-permed Hugh Grant" 8:55PM 50 mins Iheanacho and Slimani link up very nicely. The former takes his time and chips the ball through. Slimani lets the ball drift across his body and hits a right-footed effort. Doesn't catch it right. Decent chance for what would presumably be the killer second goal. 8:51PM 47 mins "Sometimes you just need a bit more quality," muses Steve McManaman as a decent Fleetwood move peters out thanks to poor passing. 8:50PM 46 mins The second half is underway and the player looking to take it by the scruff of the neck is Gray. Bright and busy, but he runs into trouble. 8:49PM Uwe enjoying a hot drink Credit: BT Sport 2 Jamie Vardy has just pinged a 50-yarder into the top corner as the teams were coming out. Respectful, muted celebration against his old club.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 8:47PM Over to the Fleetwood social media team �� | Half-time. @LCFC 1-0 #ftfc. @CMcAleny and @_kyledempsey have gone close for Town, who have been the better side. Iheanacho's late goal the difference so far. pic.twitter.com/WL80gHbgtp— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:34PM Half time: Leicester City 1 Fleetwood Town 0 Leicester had more of the ball but it was in fact Fleetwood who enjoyed the superior chances in an admittedly rather drab half. One moment of real incision from the Premier League team was all it took for the lead. Shame. Can Fleetwood rally after half time? 8:33PM 44 mins Adrien Silva gets the ball and is soon having his foot stamped on by Glendon. Sore one on a cold night, and a booking for the Fleetwood player. 8:32PM GOAL! Leicester! It's Iheanacho! Bit of a nothing ball pumped forard, but Iheanacho manages to knock it to  Slimani, who plays an instant, accurate ball back. It's opened Fleetwood up, Iheanacho slots it calmly away and that's the lead. Finally Fleetwood are bested, after an entire match and 43 minutes. 8:30PM 40 mins Uwe Rosler having a word with Cole on the bench. Bit wet of Rosler not to play his actual best player. Came up with some rot about having to face Blackburn at the weekend and managing his resources. It's the FA Cup, sir! The FA Cup. 8:26PM 36 mins Best moment of the match, a really nice little move from Fleetwood as Hiwula-Mayifuila plays a cute little lay-off for the onrushing Dempsey who cracks a sweet shot at goal. Tipped over! Possibly a bit belt-and-braces from the Leicester keeper, I think that would have most likely gone over. But he could hardly take that risk. Corner. 38' | Corner played short to Jones, but his shot is blocked - before McAleny heads Glendon's cross wide. Come on, lads! (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:23PM 33 mins Hiwula-Mayifuila down the right. Benalouane with a nasty lunge. Ref plays advantage but it doesn't come to a lot. Then booked. 8:21PM 30 mins Mahrez is fouled a yard or two outside the box and the player himself will be the one to take the kick. This is CLOSE! Oof, that took a coat of paint off on the way past the upright. Credit: BT Sport 2 8:16PM 27 mins Shot! McAleny with a break, decent run this. He curls a shot at goal that is palmed away by Jakupovic, who maybe makes a bit of a meal of it.  8:14PM 25 mins McAleny has a shot from distance but that is easy for Jakupovic. Mahrez plays it in. Pond heads behind for a corner. perhaps overcautious, he had a bit of time there. 8:11PM 20 mins Claims, but wafer-thin ones. 20' | Cries for a penalty for #ftfc as Bell and Amartey collide in the penalty area. Not given. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:06PM 19 mins Iheanacho is booked for a foul as he brushes past McAleny, who went down as quickly, cheaply and theatrically as he possibly could. Premier League quality tumble. 8:03PM 16 mins Pond is there to clear as a cross comes in from the left. 8:01PM 12 mins Amartey has done well to get clear down the right, but very poorly to cross the ball straight at the keeper. Neal barely has to move. 7:58PM 11 mins LCFC camped in the FTFC final third, playing header-tennis, but it's all hands to the pump for the lower league side and eventually they manage to clear. Old boy: Jamie Vardy, pictured here in his Fleetwood Town days, will start on the bench for Leicester City tonight Credit: Action 7:56PM 8 mins Still, they have a freekick. Big Bolger up from centre half. The ball sails over everyone. 7:55PM 7 mins Sorry, I rather drifted off there. It is a quiet start to proceedings. Fleetwood are playing quite nicely but a long way from goal. 7' | Dempsey looking sharp, a neat little pass to McAleny who is fouled. Free-kick to be played in... (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:51PM 4 mins Fever reducer. I’m not saying Cup replay fever hasn’t hit Leicester, but.... pic.twitter.com/3YQPOV67O5— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 7:50PM 3 mins A lot of LCFC fans have given this one a swerve. 3' | Decent start from #ftfc, and a super start from the #codarmy. Singing their hearts out - the only noise in the ground. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:49PM 2 mins But it is the hosts who are nearly in right away! Mahrez with a good ball to free Iheanacho. Fleetwood are lucky that he makes a horlicks of the pass, because the defence was very stretched there. 7:47PM 1 mins Fleetwood Town kick off. 7:46PM Oh, VAR is available I should say. Hope we get to use it. Leicester: Jakupovic, Amartey, Dragovic, Benalouane, Fuchs,  Mahrez, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs:  Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Maguire, Okazaki, Ndidi, Barnes. Fleetwood Town: Neal, Jones, Bolger, Pond, Bell, Glendon,  Schwabl, Dempsey, Hiwula, McAleny, Hunter. Subs: Coyle, Burns,  Grant, Cairns, Sowerby, Cargill, Cole. Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)  7:46PM Some seats still available Credit: BT Sport 1 But here's  how we expect the teams to line up 7:43PM Shane is right on all counts Not least "come on Fleetwood." What a result this would be for them. 7:42PM The excellent Shane O'Leary writes Evening Alan, I understand that the Huth 'foot problem' is that it's usually up the jacksie of an opposing player. Come on Fleetwood! 7:29PM Nathan Pond  seems like an excellent fellow. He used to train  with Vardy "he is always very aggressive." Has he ever been tempted to leave Fleetwood? "Nobody's ever wanted me!"  I bet that is not true. Pond, the skipper, has played 460 times for Fleetwood. I hope he can help them to another clean sheet today. If you think otherwise, bet on Leicester to beat Fleetwood at 28/1 with Corals if you are a new customer. 7:24PM Robert Savage's lid Dat hat Credit: BT Sport Peterborough manager Grant McCann has popped along to see the team his lads will be facing in the fourth round. Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage chat to him. 7:20PM Uwe Rosler explains why Devante Cole is on the bench "I am happy what I have in the moment. I can hold what I have. I have to think about Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, we have had 7 games in 22 days." Uwe has left his top scorer out of the XI 6:55PM And here are Fleetwood �� | The teams are in! Here's how #ftfc line up for tonight's @EmiratesFACup fixture at @LCFC... pic.twitter.com/LcyGVTarPo— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 6:53PM Rumours 40 years ago today, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent a thirty-first and final week at #1 on the Billboard 200.— chart flashbacks (@chartflashback) January 14, 2018 6:50PM Leicester City team Tonight's starting XI: Jakupović, Amartey, Dragović, Benalouane, Fuchs, Iborra, Silva, Mahrez (c), Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs: Hamer, Maguire, Ndidi, Albrighton, Barnes, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiFlepic.twitter.com/gBEpbyVBHv— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 6:48PM Shame, Vardy only on the bench Today’s Leicester v Fleetwood team sheet pic.twitter.com/KBltr8X5mf— Rosie Swarbrick (@rosieswarb) January 16, 2018 6:47PM Preview "There’s been a great reaction throughout the town." Journalist Rosie Swarbrick gives us her take on #LeiFle �� https://t.co/TTkWLre8Dupic.twitter.com/rOzZ1bIxA2— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Rosie (not pictured)  6:20PM Good evening Tyers here, FA Cup third round replay action coming up. Will Jamie Vardy face his former team? Defender Robert Huth could make his first Leicester appearance of the season in the FA Cup third-round replay against Fleetwood on Tuesday. The German centre-back has been sidelined since the summer after ankle surgery and then the recurrence of a foot problem, but Ben Chilwell is banned. Jamie Vardy is fit after missing the first tie against his former club with a groin problem and Matty James is also available, despite hobbling off at Chelsea on Saturday. Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan (both hamstring) are still out. Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Mahrez, Iborra, Choudhury, Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa, Iheanacho. And here is a lovely story by Chris Bascombe about Fleetwood's Markus Schwabl When Fleetwood Town’s German midfielder Markus Schwabl was asked to join the 'Cod Army' he knew so little of the club he rushed to the internet to study its history. Should he and his team mates win at Leicester City in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay he will be enshrining his place in it. Midfielder Schwabl, once of 1860 Munich, was convinced to make the move by compatriot Uwe Rosler. Fleetwood manager Rosler was a colleague of Schwabl’s father, ex-West German international Manfred, at Nurnberg in the early 90s. �� | The lads have arrived at the King Power! pic.twitter.com/PCtxEOPG0w— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018

Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0: VAR history made as offside decision overturned for Kelechi Iheanacho goal

Anyone who came here expecting a dramatic FA Cup night in the traditional sense will have gone home disappointed as Leicester eased through what turned out to be a rather tepid third-round replay. The match did, however, provide English football with its first goal awarded on the say-so of a Video Assistant Referee after Kelechi Iheanacho’s second of the match was given by virtue of an overruled offside decision. The moment came in the 77th minute after Riyad Mahrez’s pass to the former Manchester City striker gave assistant referee Lee Betts a marginal call to which he responded by raising his flag. But after a lengthy pause listening to the advice of VAR Mike Jones from a studio in London, match referee Jonathan Moss made the TV screen shape with his hands and signalled a goal, the remote judgement being that defender Nathan Pond’s trailing foot had just played Iheanacho onside. Inevitably, the delay robbed the moment of spontaneous joy, leaving the players unsure how much to celebrate, the crowd more than a little confused and the Fleetwood manager, Uwe Rosler, complaining that such decisions should be left with the officials on the field for the sake of the game. 76' - Iheanacho goal disallowed ❌ 78' - VAR correctly gives goal ⚽️ 1-0 VAR �� History made as Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to be awarded a goal by VAR in British football! pic.twitter.com/KXsRbVdFou— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 16, 2018 “It was not the reason we lost the tie,” he said. “We lost because after they scored their first goal before half-time they had too much for us in the second half. “But can they really say it was onside for the second goal or are they guessing? Even sometimes VAR is not 100 per cent clear. “We will see in the future how it pans out but in general I say don’t complicate the game. The game is beautiful, let it be pure and also made by human errors of the referee. It makes the game.” Claude Puel, the Leicester manager, who had voiced similar reservations ahead of the match on learning that VAR would be used, allowed himself a smile. “I think it’s perfect now,” he joked, before admitting he still had mixed feelings. “But it meant that a good goal was correctly given,” he added. Hot chip: the VAR excitement took attention away from what was a great finish by Kelechi Iheanacho Credit: Getty Otherwise it had been a match too often lacking in passion in which Fleetwood, perhaps unlucky not to have sprung a shock when the sides drew 0-0 at their Highbury ground 10 days ago, gave a good account of themselves in the first half, when Kyle Dempsey drew a fine, fingertip save from Leicester goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic in their best moment, but faded after going behind two minutes before the break. Iheanacho, one half of a second-string Leicester attack alongside Islam Slimani that nonetheless cost £54 million, converted a chance set up by Slimani to score only his second goal for the club following a £25m move from Manchester City last summer that has yet to deliver a significant return. That moment apart, though, a Leicester side showing eight changes from the weekend had been unimpressive, and it showed on Puel’s face in the technical area.  CLAUDE: “We tried to play in the first half, but it was too comfortable for them to defend. We needed to play forward and get behind them more, which we did much better in the second half.” #LeiFle— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Mahrez, wearing the captain’s armband for the first time in what may be seen as a statement of Puel's intention to keep him at Leicester, had a quiet first half and wasted his best opportunity with a free kick just outside the ‘D’. Fleetwood offered little as an attacking threat in the second half, in which Jamie Vardy, injured for the original tie, was granted his wish with a 10-minute cameo against his old club. By the time he appeared, Iheanacho, who initially seemed to have no quarrel that his second 'goal' had not counted, had played his part in history. 9:44PM Vardy looking absolutely furious and disgusted although he is, in fact, answering some mild questions in perfectly agreeable fashion. Credit: BT Sport 2 Iheanacho says that communication from the officials to the players about the VAR was totally fine, that he did not know himself at the time whether he was onside or offside. No doubt all of these issues will be well covered in the match report from Jon Culley, which will be here very shortly. From me, Alan Tyers, goodnight. 9:40PM Full time: Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0 VAR the winner! And Leicester. Well done to Fleetwood, they were on terms in the first half and it was hard lines that they conceded on 43 minutes. Result wasn't really in doubt after that. Vardy got a late run against his old club. But the match will be remembered for the second goal, which was given offside. Ref Jon Moss called for VAR, the decision was overturned. It took one minute and seven seconds to come up with the correct answer. Iheanacho was credited with the goal, rightly, his second of the match. Full-time: Leicester City 2️⃣-0️⃣ Fleetwood Town Kelechi Iheanacho's double tees up a fourth round trip to Peterborough United ��#LeiFlepic.twitter.com/EhX81gW2e3— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 9:37PM 90 mins Okazaki has tried to nutmeg Polger. Here is what Polger thought about that: a smack in the puss for you, my Premier League friend. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:35PM 88 mins That would have been the cherry on the top / the final cut for Fleetwood: Albrighton whips it in, there is Jamie Vardy, but Bolger clears. 9:33PM 87 mins This is indeed correct. I am very impressed with the Fleetwood social media account. A mine of information. 85' | Burns finds space on the right edge of the area, and shoots at goal but it's saved by Jakupovic. (2-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:31PM 85 mins Fleetwood have flagged and it's just a matter of whether Vardy can notch one now.  The VAR system worked, then. Linesman gave a very, very tight decision wrong. They overturned it after a brief look. Either you like it or you don't, the system, but it worked as well as you could expect it to there. 9:26PM 82 mins Jamie Vardy is coming on. Mahrez the man to make way. Shinji Okazaki replaces Kelechi Iheanacho, so there won't be a hat-trick for him. Congratulations to Jon Moss for becoming a pub quiz answer— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) January 16, 2018 9:26PM 81 mins All Leicester now, and indeed all Iheanacho, who has gone close to a hat-trick with a shot. Iborra gets up from the corner and heads not far wide. 9:24PM GOAL! VIA VAR! SCENES! Another VAR! Oh our cup runneth over. This time it is to check an offside flag after Leicester have the ball in the net. Really good run from Mahrez, who takes his time to slide the ball through for Iheanacho. He races onto the ball and applies the finish with a lovely little chip. But the linesman has flagged! They're going to take a look at this on VAR... Credit: BT Sport 2  ... he is just onside! It is overturned! That's it! A little moment of history: the decision is overturned and the goal is awarded. Leicester 2 Fleetwood 0 (Iheanacho 77) 9:19PM 72 mins Dempsey is booked. Bobby Grant replaces Markus Schwabl. 9:15PM 71 mins A VAR HAS HAPPENED!!!!! The ball is lofted into the Fleetwood box. Leicester want a penalty because they think Pond is fouling Iborra  "No penalty" is the initial verdict from Referee Moss. There is not enough evidence of a "clear and obvious" error so the decision of "no penalty" stands. 9:14PM Vaaaaaar, me hearties 61' | Leicester have the ball in the net - but it's ruled out. Ref checking with VAR - still no goal, good decision. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:09PM 64 mins Albrighton delivers a corner, Iborra heading not far over. Double change for Fleetwood... �� | #ftfc subs. Burns and Cole on, McAleny and Hiwula off. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:08PM Scarecrow tactics Little by little @RobbieSavage8 is morphing into Worzel Gummidge. pic.twitter.com/WFcv1wbagx— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 16, 2018 9:07PM 61 mins Leicester have the ball in the net, Iheanacho there just outside the six-yard box slotting it home from the pull-back, but it was just out. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:02PM 56 mins Ball is played into the Fleetwood box. Benalouane flails a leg, Pond has attempted a headed-clearance just a foot or so from the ground, and he gets an unpleasant whack in the head for his trouble. Tough customer, but he needs a moment. 9:00PM 54 mins Slimani is getting the hook and is acting with a sort of exaggerated befuddlement, the sort of hamming that one sees in an amateur dramatic production when the stage direction says "looks shocked". Marc Albrighton replaces him. 8:58PM Shane O'Leary writes: "'Sometimes you just need a bit more quality' muses a man who drifted through too many games like a curly-permed Hugh Grant" 8:55PM 50 mins Iheanacho and Slimani link up very nicely. The former takes his time and chips the ball through. Slimani lets the ball drift across his body and hits a right-footed effort. Doesn't catch it right. Decent chance for what would presumably be the killer second goal. 8:51PM 47 mins "Sometimes you just need a bit more quality," muses Steve McManaman as a decent Fleetwood move peters out thanks to poor passing. 8:50PM 46 mins The second half is underway and the player looking to take it by the scruff of the neck is Gray. Bright and busy, but he runs into trouble. 8:49PM Uwe enjoying a hot drink Credit: BT Sport 2 Jamie Vardy has just pinged a 50-yarder into the top corner as the teams were coming out. Respectful, muted celebration against his old club.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 8:47PM Over to the Fleetwood social media team �� | Half-time. @LCFC 1-0 #ftfc. @CMcAleny and @_kyledempsey have gone close for Town, who have been the better side. Iheanacho's late goal the difference so far. pic.twitter.com/WL80gHbgtp— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:34PM Half time: Leicester City 1 Fleetwood Town 0 Leicester had more of the ball but it was in fact Fleetwood who enjoyed the superior chances in an admittedly rather drab half. One moment of real incision from the Premier League team was all it took for the lead. Shame. Can Fleetwood rally after half time? 8:33PM 44 mins Adrien Silva gets the ball and is soon having his foot stamped on by Glendon. Sore one on a cold night, and a booking for the Fleetwood player. 8:32PM GOAL! Leicester! It's Iheanacho! Bit of a nothing ball pumped forard, but Iheanacho manages to knock it to  Slimani, who plays an instant, accurate ball back. It's opened Fleetwood up, Iheanacho slots it calmly away and that's the lead. Finally Fleetwood are bested, after an entire match and 43 minutes. 8:30PM 40 mins Uwe Rosler having a word with Cole on the bench. Bit wet of Rosler not to play his actual best player. Came up with some rot about having to face Blackburn at the weekend and managing his resources. It's the FA Cup, sir! The FA Cup. 8:26PM 36 mins Best moment of the match, a really nice little move from Fleetwood as Hiwula-Mayifuila plays a cute little lay-off for the onrushing Dempsey who cracks a sweet shot at goal. Tipped over! Possibly a bit belt-and-braces from the Leicester keeper, I think that would have most likely gone over. But he could hardly take that risk. Corner. 38' | Corner played short to Jones, but his shot is blocked - before McAleny heads Glendon's cross wide. Come on, lads! (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:23PM 33 mins Hiwula-Mayifuila down the right. Benalouane with a nasty lunge. Ref plays advantage but it doesn't come to a lot. Then booked. 8:21PM 30 mins Mahrez is fouled a yard or two outside the box and the player himself will be the one to take the kick. This is CLOSE! Oof, that took a coat of paint off on the way past the upright. Credit: BT Sport 2 8:16PM 27 mins Shot! McAleny with a break, decent run this. He curls a shot at goal that is palmed away by Jakupovic, who maybe makes a bit of a meal of it.  8:14PM 25 mins McAleny has a shot from distance but that is easy for Jakupovic. Mahrez plays it in. Pond heads behind for a corner. perhaps overcautious, he had a bit of time there. 8:11PM 20 mins Claims, but wafer-thin ones. 20' | Cries for a penalty for #ftfc as Bell and Amartey collide in the penalty area. Not given. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:06PM 19 mins Iheanacho is booked for a foul as he brushes past McAleny, who went down as quickly, cheaply and theatrically as he possibly could. Premier League quality tumble. 8:03PM 16 mins Pond is there to clear as a cross comes in from the left. 8:01PM 12 mins Amartey has done well to get clear down the right, but very poorly to cross the ball straight at the keeper. Neal barely has to move. 7:58PM 11 mins LCFC camped in the FTFC final third, playing header-tennis, but it's all hands to the pump for the lower league side and eventually they manage to clear. Old boy: Jamie Vardy, pictured here in his Fleetwood Town days, will start on the bench for Leicester City tonight Credit: Action 7:56PM 8 mins Still, they have a freekick. Big Bolger up from centre half. The ball sails over everyone. 7:55PM 7 mins Sorry, I rather drifted off there. It is a quiet start to proceedings. Fleetwood are playing quite nicely but a long way from goal. 7' | Dempsey looking sharp, a neat little pass to McAleny who is fouled. Free-kick to be played in... (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:51PM 4 mins Fever reducer. I’m not saying Cup replay fever hasn’t hit Leicester, but.... pic.twitter.com/3YQPOV67O5— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 7:50PM 3 mins A lot of LCFC fans have given this one a swerve. 3' | Decent start from #ftfc, and a super start from the #codarmy. Singing their hearts out - the only noise in the ground. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:49PM 2 mins But it is the hosts who are nearly in right away! Mahrez with a good ball to free Iheanacho. Fleetwood are lucky that he makes a horlicks of the pass, because the defence was very stretched there. 7:47PM 1 mins Fleetwood Town kick off. 7:46PM Oh, VAR is available I should say. Hope we get to use it. Leicester: Jakupovic, Amartey, Dragovic, Benalouane, Fuchs,  Mahrez, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs:  Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Maguire, Okazaki, Ndidi, Barnes. Fleetwood Town: Neal, Jones, Bolger, Pond, Bell, Glendon,  Schwabl, Dempsey, Hiwula, McAleny, Hunter. Subs: Coyle, Burns,  Grant, Cairns, Sowerby, Cargill, Cole. Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)  7:46PM Some seats still available Credit: BT Sport 1 But here's  how we expect the teams to line up 7:43PM Shane is right on all counts Not least "come on Fleetwood." What a result this would be for them. 7:42PM The excellent Shane O'Leary writes Evening Alan, I understand that the Huth 'foot problem' is that it's usually up the jacksie of an opposing player. Come on Fleetwood! 7:29PM Nathan Pond  seems like an excellent fellow. He used to train  with Vardy "he is always very aggressive." Has he ever been tempted to leave Fleetwood? "Nobody's ever wanted me!"  I bet that is not true. Pond, the skipper, has played 460 times for Fleetwood. I hope he can help them to another clean sheet today. If you think otherwise, bet on Leicester to beat Fleetwood at 28/1 with Corals if you are a new customer. 7:24PM Robert Savage's lid Dat hat Credit: BT Sport Peterborough manager Grant McCann has popped along to see the team his lads will be facing in the fourth round. Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage chat to him. 7:20PM Uwe Rosler explains why Devante Cole is on the bench "I am happy what I have in the moment. I can hold what I have. I have to think about Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, we have had 7 games in 22 days." Uwe has left his top scorer out of the XI 6:55PM And here are Fleetwood �� | The teams are in! Here's how #ftfc line up for tonight's @EmiratesFACup fixture at @LCFC... pic.twitter.com/LcyGVTarPo— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 6:53PM Rumours 40 years ago today, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent a thirty-first and final week at #1 on the Billboard 200.— chart flashbacks (@chartflashback) January 14, 2018 6:50PM Leicester City team Tonight's starting XI: Jakupović, Amartey, Dragović, Benalouane, Fuchs, Iborra, Silva, Mahrez (c), Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs: Hamer, Maguire, Ndidi, Albrighton, Barnes, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiFlepic.twitter.com/gBEpbyVBHv— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 6:48PM Shame, Vardy only on the bench Today’s Leicester v Fleetwood team sheet pic.twitter.com/KBltr8X5mf— Rosie Swarbrick (@rosieswarb) January 16, 2018 6:47PM Preview "There’s been a great reaction throughout the town." Journalist Rosie Swarbrick gives us her take on #LeiFle �� https://t.co/TTkWLre8Dupic.twitter.com/rOzZ1bIxA2— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Rosie (not pictured)  6:20PM Good evening Tyers here, FA Cup third round replay action coming up. Will Jamie Vardy face his former team? Defender Robert Huth could make his first Leicester appearance of the season in the FA Cup third-round replay against Fleetwood on Tuesday. The German centre-back has been sidelined since the summer after ankle surgery and then the recurrence of a foot problem, but Ben Chilwell is banned. Jamie Vardy is fit after missing the first tie against his former club with a groin problem and Matty James is also available, despite hobbling off at Chelsea on Saturday. Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan (both hamstring) are still out. Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Mahrez, Iborra, Choudhury, Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa, Iheanacho. And here is a lovely story by Chris Bascombe about Fleetwood's Markus Schwabl When Fleetwood Town’s German midfielder Markus Schwabl was asked to join the 'Cod Army' he knew so little of the club he rushed to the internet to study its history. Should he and his team mates win at Leicester City in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay he will be enshrining his place in it. Midfielder Schwabl, once of 1860 Munich, was convinced to make the move by compatriot Uwe Rosler. Fleetwood manager Rosler was a colleague of Schwabl’s father, ex-West German international Manfred, at Nurnberg in the early 90s. �� | The lads have arrived at the King Power! pic.twitter.com/PCtxEOPG0w— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018

Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0: VAR history made as offside decision overturned for Kelechi Iheanacho goal

Anyone who came here expecting a dramatic FA Cup night in the traditional sense will have gone home disappointed as Leicester eased through what turned out to be a rather tepid third-round replay. The match did, however, provide English football with its first goal awarded on the say-so of a Video Assistant Referee after Kelechi Iheanacho’s second of the match was given by virtue of an overruled offside decision. The moment came in the 77th minute after Riyad Mahrez’s pass to the former Manchester City striker gave assistant referee Lee Betts a marginal call to which he responded by raising his flag. But after a lengthy pause listening to the advice of VAR Mike Jones from a studio in London, match referee Jonathan Moss made the TV screen shape with his hands and signalled a goal, the remote judgement being that defender Nathan Pond’s trailing foot had just played Iheanacho onside. Inevitably, the delay robbed the moment of spontaneous joy, leaving the players unsure how much to celebrate, the crowd more than a little confused and the Fleetwood manager, Uwe Rosler, complaining that such decisions should be left with the officials on the field for the sake of the game. 76' - Iheanacho goal disallowed ❌ 78' - VAR correctly gives goal ⚽️ 1-0 VAR �� History made as Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to be awarded a goal by VAR in British football! pic.twitter.com/KXsRbVdFou— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 16, 2018 “It was not the reason we lost the tie,” he said. “We lost because after they scored their first goal before half-time they had too much for us in the second half. “But can they really say it was onside for the second goal or are they guessing? Even sometimes VAR is not 100 per cent clear. “We will see in the future how it pans out but in general I say don’t complicate the game. The game is beautiful, let it be pure and also made by human errors of the referee. It makes the game.” Claude Puel, the Leicester manager, who had voiced similar reservations ahead of the match on learning that VAR would be used, allowed himself a smile. “I think it’s perfect now,” he joked, before admitting he still had mixed feelings. “But it meant that a good goal was correctly given,” he added. Hot chip: the VAR excitement took attention away from what was a great finish by Kelechi Iheanacho Credit: Getty Otherwise it had been a match too often lacking in passion in which Fleetwood, perhaps unlucky not to have sprung a shock when the sides drew 0-0 at their Highbury ground 10 days ago, gave a good account of themselves in the first half, when Kyle Dempsey drew a fine, fingertip save from Leicester goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic in their best moment, but faded after going behind two minutes before the break. Iheanacho, one half of a second-string Leicester attack alongside Islam Slimani that nonetheless cost £54 million, converted a chance set up by Slimani to score only his second goal for the club following a £25m move from Manchester City last summer that has yet to deliver a significant return. That moment apart, though, a Leicester side showing eight changes from the weekend had been unimpressive, and it showed on Puel’s face in the technical area.  CLAUDE: “We tried to play in the first half, but it was too comfortable for them to defend. We needed to play forward and get behind them more, which we did much better in the second half.” #LeiFle— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Mahrez, wearing the captain’s armband for the first time in what may be seen as a statement of Puel's intention to keep him at Leicester, had a quiet first half and wasted his best opportunity with a free kick just outside the ‘D’. Fleetwood offered little as an attacking threat in the second half, in which Jamie Vardy, injured for the original tie, was granted his wish with a 10-minute cameo against his old club. By the time he appeared, Iheanacho, who initially seemed to have no quarrel that his second 'goal' had not counted, had played his part in history. 9:44PM Vardy looking absolutely furious and disgusted although he is, in fact, answering some mild questions in perfectly agreeable fashion. Credit: BT Sport 2 Iheanacho says that communication from the officials to the players about the VAR was totally fine, that he did not know himself at the time whether he was onside or offside. No doubt all of these issues will be well covered in the match report from Jon Culley, which will be here very shortly. From me, Alan Tyers, goodnight. 9:40PM Full time: Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0 VAR the winner! And Leicester. Well done to Fleetwood, they were on terms in the first half and it was hard lines that they conceded on 43 minutes. Result wasn't really in doubt after that. Vardy got a late run against his old club. But the match will be remembered for the second goal, which was given offside. Ref Jon Moss called for VAR, the decision was overturned. It took one minute and seven seconds to come up with the correct answer. Iheanacho was credited with the goal, rightly, his second of the match. Full-time: Leicester City 2️⃣-0️⃣ Fleetwood Town Kelechi Iheanacho's double tees up a fourth round trip to Peterborough United ��#LeiFlepic.twitter.com/EhX81gW2e3— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 9:37PM 90 mins Okazaki has tried to nutmeg Polger. Here is what Polger thought about that: a smack in the puss for you, my Premier League friend. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:35PM 88 mins That would have been the cherry on the top / the final cut for Fleetwood: Albrighton whips it in, there is Jamie Vardy, but Bolger clears. 9:33PM 87 mins This is indeed correct. I am very impressed with the Fleetwood social media account. A mine of information. 85' | Burns finds space on the right edge of the area, and shoots at goal but it's saved by Jakupovic. (2-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:31PM 85 mins Fleetwood have flagged and it's just a matter of whether Vardy can notch one now.  The VAR system worked, then. Linesman gave a very, very tight decision wrong. They overturned it after a brief look. Either you like it or you don't, the system, but it worked as well as you could expect it to there. 9:26PM 82 mins Jamie Vardy is coming on. Mahrez the man to make way. Shinji Okazaki replaces Kelechi Iheanacho, so there won't be a hat-trick for him. Congratulations to Jon Moss for becoming a pub quiz answer— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) January 16, 2018 9:26PM 81 mins All Leicester now, and indeed all Iheanacho, who has gone close to a hat-trick with a shot. Iborra gets up from the corner and heads not far wide. 9:24PM GOAL! VIA VAR! SCENES! Another VAR! Oh our cup runneth over. This time it is to check an offside flag after Leicester have the ball in the net. Really good run from Mahrez, who takes his time to slide the ball through for Iheanacho. He races onto the ball and applies the finish with a lovely little chip. But the linesman has flagged! They're going to take a look at this on VAR... Credit: BT Sport 2  ... he is just onside! It is overturned! That's it! A little moment of history: the decision is overturned and the goal is awarded. Leicester 2 Fleetwood 0 (Iheanacho 77) 9:19PM 72 mins Dempsey is booked. Bobby Grant replaces Markus Schwabl. 9:15PM 71 mins A VAR HAS HAPPENED!!!!! The ball is lofted into the Fleetwood box. Leicester want a penalty because they think Pond is fouling Iborra  "No penalty" is the initial verdict from Referee Moss. There is not enough evidence of a "clear and obvious" error so the decision of "no penalty" stands. 9:14PM Vaaaaaar, me hearties 61' | Leicester have the ball in the net - but it's ruled out. Ref checking with VAR - still no goal, good decision. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:09PM 64 mins Albrighton delivers a corner, Iborra heading not far over. Double change for Fleetwood... �� | #ftfc subs. Burns and Cole on, McAleny and Hiwula off. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:08PM Scarecrow tactics Little by little @RobbieSavage8 is morphing into Worzel Gummidge. pic.twitter.com/WFcv1wbagx— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 16, 2018 9:07PM 61 mins Leicester have the ball in the net, Iheanacho there just outside the six-yard box slotting it home from the pull-back, but it was just out. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:02PM 56 mins Ball is played into the Fleetwood box. Benalouane flails a leg, Pond has attempted a headed-clearance just a foot or so from the ground, and he gets an unpleasant whack in the head for his trouble. Tough customer, but he needs a moment. 9:00PM 54 mins Slimani is getting the hook and is acting with a sort of exaggerated befuddlement, the sort of hamming that one sees in an amateur dramatic production when the stage direction says "looks shocked". Marc Albrighton replaces him. 8:58PM Shane O'Leary writes: "'Sometimes you just need a bit more quality' muses a man who drifted through too many games like a curly-permed Hugh Grant" 8:55PM 50 mins Iheanacho and Slimani link up very nicely. The former takes his time and chips the ball through. Slimani lets the ball drift across his body and hits a right-footed effort. Doesn't catch it right. Decent chance for what would presumably be the killer second goal. 8:51PM 47 mins "Sometimes you just need a bit more quality," muses Steve McManaman as a decent Fleetwood move peters out thanks to poor passing. 8:50PM 46 mins The second half is underway and the player looking to take it by the scruff of the neck is Gray. Bright and busy, but he runs into trouble. 8:49PM Uwe enjoying a hot drink Credit: BT Sport 2 Jamie Vardy has just pinged a 50-yarder into the top corner as the teams were coming out. Respectful, muted celebration against his old club.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 8:47PM Over to the Fleetwood social media team �� | Half-time. @LCFC 1-0 #ftfc. @CMcAleny and @_kyledempsey have gone close for Town, who have been the better side. Iheanacho's late goal the difference so far. pic.twitter.com/WL80gHbgtp— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:34PM Half time: Leicester City 1 Fleetwood Town 0 Leicester had more of the ball but it was in fact Fleetwood who enjoyed the superior chances in an admittedly rather drab half. One moment of real incision from the Premier League team was all it took for the lead. Shame. Can Fleetwood rally after half time? 8:33PM 44 mins Adrien Silva gets the ball and is soon having his foot stamped on by Glendon. Sore one on a cold night, and a booking for the Fleetwood player. 8:32PM GOAL! Leicester! It's Iheanacho! Bit of a nothing ball pumped forard, but Iheanacho manages to knock it to  Slimani, who plays an instant, accurate ball back. It's opened Fleetwood up, Iheanacho slots it calmly away and that's the lead. Finally Fleetwood are bested, after an entire match and 43 minutes. 8:30PM 40 mins Uwe Rosler having a word with Cole on the bench. Bit wet of Rosler not to play his actual best player. Came up with some rot about having to face Blackburn at the weekend and managing his resources. It's the FA Cup, sir! The FA Cup. 8:26PM 36 mins Best moment of the match, a really nice little move from Fleetwood as Hiwula-Mayifuila plays a cute little lay-off for the onrushing Dempsey who cracks a sweet shot at goal. Tipped over! Possibly a bit belt-and-braces from the Leicester keeper, I think that would have most likely gone over. But he could hardly take that risk. Corner. 38' | Corner played short to Jones, but his shot is blocked - before McAleny heads Glendon's cross wide. Come on, lads! (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:23PM 33 mins Hiwula-Mayifuila down the right. Benalouane with a nasty lunge. Ref plays advantage but it doesn't come to a lot. Then booked. 8:21PM 30 mins Mahrez is fouled a yard or two outside the box and the player himself will be the one to take the kick. This is CLOSE! Oof, that took a coat of paint off on the way past the upright. Credit: BT Sport 2 8:16PM 27 mins Shot! McAleny with a break, decent run this. He curls a shot at goal that is palmed away by Jakupovic, who maybe makes a bit of a meal of it.  8:14PM 25 mins McAleny has a shot from distance but that is easy for Jakupovic. Mahrez plays it in. Pond heads behind for a corner. perhaps overcautious, he had a bit of time there. 8:11PM 20 mins Claims, but wafer-thin ones. 20' | Cries for a penalty for #ftfc as Bell and Amartey collide in the penalty area. Not given. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:06PM 19 mins Iheanacho is booked for a foul as he brushes past McAleny, who went down as quickly, cheaply and theatrically as he possibly could. Premier League quality tumble. 8:03PM 16 mins Pond is there to clear as a cross comes in from the left. 8:01PM 12 mins Amartey has done well to get clear down the right, but very poorly to cross the ball straight at the keeper. Neal barely has to move. 7:58PM 11 mins LCFC camped in the FTFC final third, playing header-tennis, but it's all hands to the pump for the lower league side and eventually they manage to clear. Old boy: Jamie Vardy, pictured here in his Fleetwood Town days, will start on the bench for Leicester City tonight Credit: Action 7:56PM 8 mins Still, they have a freekick. Big Bolger up from centre half. The ball sails over everyone. 7:55PM 7 mins Sorry, I rather drifted off there. It is a quiet start to proceedings. Fleetwood are playing quite nicely but a long way from goal. 7' | Dempsey looking sharp, a neat little pass to McAleny who is fouled. Free-kick to be played in... (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:51PM 4 mins Fever reducer. I’m not saying Cup replay fever hasn’t hit Leicester, but.... pic.twitter.com/3YQPOV67O5— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 7:50PM 3 mins A lot of LCFC fans have given this one a swerve. 3' | Decent start from #ftfc, and a super start from the #codarmy. Singing their hearts out - the only noise in the ground. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:49PM 2 mins But it is the hosts who are nearly in right away! Mahrez with a good ball to free Iheanacho. Fleetwood are lucky that he makes a horlicks of the pass, because the defence was very stretched there. 7:47PM 1 mins Fleetwood Town kick off. 7:46PM Oh, VAR is available I should say. Hope we get to use it. Leicester: Jakupovic, Amartey, Dragovic, Benalouane, Fuchs,  Mahrez, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs:  Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Maguire, Okazaki, Ndidi, Barnes. Fleetwood Town: Neal, Jones, Bolger, Pond, Bell, Glendon,  Schwabl, Dempsey, Hiwula, McAleny, Hunter. Subs: Coyle, Burns,  Grant, Cairns, Sowerby, Cargill, Cole. Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)  7:46PM Some seats still available Credit: BT Sport 1 But here's  how we expect the teams to line up 7:43PM Shane is right on all counts Not least "come on Fleetwood." What a result this would be for them. 7:42PM The excellent Shane O'Leary writes Evening Alan, I understand that the Huth 'foot problem' is that it's usually up the jacksie of an opposing player. Come on Fleetwood! 7:29PM Nathan Pond  seems like an excellent fellow. He used to train  with Vardy "he is always very aggressive." Has he ever been tempted to leave Fleetwood? "Nobody's ever wanted me!"  I bet that is not true. Pond, the skipper, has played 460 times for Fleetwood. I hope he can help them to another clean sheet today. If you think otherwise, bet on Leicester to beat Fleetwood at 28/1 with Corals if you are a new customer. 7:24PM Robert Savage's lid Dat hat Credit: BT Sport Peterborough manager Grant McCann has popped along to see the team his lads will be facing in the fourth round. Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage chat to him. 7:20PM Uwe Rosler explains why Devante Cole is on the bench "I am happy what I have in the moment. I can hold what I have. I have to think about Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, we have had 7 games in 22 days." Uwe has left his top scorer out of the XI 6:55PM And here are Fleetwood �� | The teams are in! Here's how #ftfc line up for tonight's @EmiratesFACup fixture at @LCFC... pic.twitter.com/LcyGVTarPo— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 6:53PM Rumours 40 years ago today, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent a thirty-first and final week at #1 on the Billboard 200.— chart flashbacks (@chartflashback) January 14, 2018 6:50PM Leicester City team Tonight's starting XI: Jakupović, Amartey, Dragović, Benalouane, Fuchs, Iborra, Silva, Mahrez (c), Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs: Hamer, Maguire, Ndidi, Albrighton, Barnes, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiFlepic.twitter.com/gBEpbyVBHv— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 6:48PM Shame, Vardy only on the bench Today’s Leicester v Fleetwood team sheet pic.twitter.com/KBltr8X5mf— Rosie Swarbrick (@rosieswarb) January 16, 2018 6:47PM Preview "There’s been a great reaction throughout the town." Journalist Rosie Swarbrick gives us her take on #LeiFle �� https://t.co/TTkWLre8Dupic.twitter.com/rOzZ1bIxA2— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Rosie (not pictured)  6:20PM Good evening Tyers here, FA Cup third round replay action coming up. Will Jamie Vardy face his former team? Defender Robert Huth could make his first Leicester appearance of the season in the FA Cup third-round replay against Fleetwood on Tuesday. The German centre-back has been sidelined since the summer after ankle surgery and then the recurrence of a foot problem, but Ben Chilwell is banned. Jamie Vardy is fit after missing the first tie against his former club with a groin problem and Matty James is also available, despite hobbling off at Chelsea on Saturday. Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan (both hamstring) are still out. Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Mahrez, Iborra, Choudhury, Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa, Iheanacho. And here is a lovely story by Chris Bascombe about Fleetwood's Markus Schwabl When Fleetwood Town’s German midfielder Markus Schwabl was asked to join the 'Cod Army' he knew so little of the club he rushed to the internet to study its history. Should he and his team mates win at Leicester City in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay he will be enshrining his place in it. Midfielder Schwabl, once of 1860 Munich, was convinced to make the move by compatriot Uwe Rosler. Fleetwood manager Rosler was a colleague of Schwabl’s father, ex-West German international Manfred, at Nurnberg in the early 90s. �� | The lads have arrived at the King Power! pic.twitter.com/PCtxEOPG0w— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018

Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0: VAR history made as offside decision overturned for Kelechi Iheanacho goal

Anyone who came here expecting a dramatic FA Cup night in the traditional sense will have gone home disappointed as Leicester eased through what turned out to be a rather tepid third-round replay. The match did, however, provide English football with its first goal awarded on the say-so of a Video Assistant Referee after Kelechi Iheanacho’s second of the match was given by virtue of an overruled offside decision. The moment came in the 77th minute after Riyad Mahrez’s pass to the former Manchester City striker gave assistant referee Lee Betts a marginal call to which he responded by raising his flag. But after a lengthy pause listening to the advice of VAR Mike Jones from a studio in London, match referee Jonathan Moss made the TV screen shape with his hands and signalled a goal, the remote judgement being that defender Nathan Pond’s trailing foot had just played Iheanacho onside. Inevitably, the delay robbed the moment of spontaneous joy, leaving the players unsure how much to celebrate, the crowd more than a little confused and the Fleetwood manager, Uwe Rosler, complaining that such decisions should be left with the officials on the field for the sake of the game. 76' - Iheanacho goal disallowed ❌ 78' - VAR correctly gives goal ⚽️ 1-0 VAR �� History made as Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to be awarded a goal by VAR in British football! pic.twitter.com/KXsRbVdFou— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 16, 2018 “It was not the reason we lost the tie,” he said. “We lost because after they scored their first goal before half-time they had too much for us in the second half. “But can they really say it was onside for the second goal or are they guessing? Even sometimes VAR is not 100 per cent clear. “We will see in the future how it pans out but in general I say don’t complicate the game. The game is beautiful, let it be pure and also made by human errors of the referee. It makes the game.” Claude Puel, the Leicester manager, who had voiced similar reservations ahead of the match on learning that VAR would be used, allowed himself a smile. “I think it’s perfect now,” he joked, before admitting he still had mixed feelings. “But it meant that a good goal was correctly given,” he added. Hot chip: the VAR excitement took attention away from what was a great finish by Kelechi Iheanacho Credit: Getty Otherwise it had been a match too often lacking in passion in which Fleetwood, perhaps unlucky not to have sprung a shock when the sides drew 0-0 at their Highbury ground 10 days ago, gave a good account of themselves in the first half, when Kyle Dempsey drew a fine, fingertip save from Leicester goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic in their best moment, but faded after going behind two minutes before the break. Iheanacho, one half of a second-string Leicester attack alongside Islam Slimani that nonetheless cost £54 million, converted a chance set up by Slimani to score only his second goal for the club following a £25m move from Manchester City last summer that has yet to deliver a significant return. That moment apart, though, a Leicester side showing eight changes from the weekend had been unimpressive, and it showed on Puel’s face in the technical area.  CLAUDE: “We tried to play in the first half, but it was too comfortable for them to defend. We needed to play forward and get behind them more, which we did much better in the second half.” #LeiFle— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Mahrez, wearing the captain’s armband for the first time in what may be seen as a statement of Puel's intention to keep him at Leicester, had a quiet first half and wasted his best opportunity with a free kick just outside the ‘D’. Fleetwood offered little as an attacking threat in the second half, in which Jamie Vardy, injured for the original tie, was granted his wish with a 10-minute cameo against his old club. By the time he appeared, Iheanacho, who initially seemed to have no quarrel that his second 'goal' had not counted, had played his part in history. 9:44PM Vardy looking absolutely furious and disgusted although he is, in fact, answering some mild questions in perfectly agreeable fashion. Credit: BT Sport 2 Iheanacho says that communication from the officials to the players about the VAR was totally fine, that he did not know himself at the time whether he was onside or offside. No doubt all of these issues will be well covered in the match report from Jon Culley, which will be here very shortly. From me, Alan Tyers, goodnight. 9:40PM Full time: Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0 VAR the winner! And Leicester. Well done to Fleetwood, they were on terms in the first half and it was hard lines that they conceded on 43 minutes. Result wasn't really in doubt after that. Vardy got a late run against his old club. But the match will be remembered for the second goal, which was given offside. Ref Jon Moss called for VAR, the decision was overturned. It took one minute and seven seconds to come up with the correct answer. Iheanacho was credited with the goal, rightly, his second of the match. Full-time: Leicester City 2️⃣-0️⃣ Fleetwood Town Kelechi Iheanacho's double tees up a fourth round trip to Peterborough United ��#LeiFlepic.twitter.com/EhX81gW2e3— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 9:37PM 90 mins Okazaki has tried to nutmeg Polger. Here is what Polger thought about that: a smack in the puss for you, my Premier League friend. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:35PM 88 mins That would have been the cherry on the top / the final cut for Fleetwood: Albrighton whips it in, there is Jamie Vardy, but Bolger clears. 9:33PM 87 mins This is indeed correct. I am very impressed with the Fleetwood social media account. A mine of information. 85' | Burns finds space on the right edge of the area, and shoots at goal but it's saved by Jakupovic. (2-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:31PM 85 mins Fleetwood have flagged and it's just a matter of whether Vardy can notch one now.  The VAR system worked, then. Linesman gave a very, very tight decision wrong. They overturned it after a brief look. Either you like it or you don't, the system, but it worked as well as you could expect it to there. 9:26PM 82 mins Jamie Vardy is coming on. Mahrez the man to make way. Shinji Okazaki replaces Kelechi Iheanacho, so there won't be a hat-trick for him. Congratulations to Jon Moss for becoming a pub quiz answer— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) January 16, 2018 9:26PM 81 mins All Leicester now, and indeed all Iheanacho, who has gone close to a hat-trick with a shot. Iborra gets up from the corner and heads not far wide. 9:24PM GOAL! VIA VAR! SCENES! Another VAR! Oh our cup runneth over. This time it is to check an offside flag after Leicester have the ball in the net. Really good run from Mahrez, who takes his time to slide the ball through for Iheanacho. He races onto the ball and applies the finish with a lovely little chip. But the linesman has flagged! They're going to take a look at this on VAR... Credit: BT Sport 2  ... he is just onside! It is overturned! That's it! A little moment of history: the decision is overturned and the goal is awarded. Leicester 2 Fleetwood 0 (Iheanacho 77) 9:19PM 72 mins Dempsey is booked. Bobby Grant replaces Markus Schwabl. 9:15PM 71 mins A VAR HAS HAPPENED!!!!! The ball is lofted into the Fleetwood box. Leicester want a penalty because they think Pond is fouling Iborra  "No penalty" is the initial verdict from Referee Moss. There is not enough evidence of a "clear and obvious" error so the decision of "no penalty" stands. 9:14PM Vaaaaaar, me hearties 61' | Leicester have the ball in the net - but it's ruled out. Ref checking with VAR - still no goal, good decision. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:09PM 64 mins Albrighton delivers a corner, Iborra heading not far over. Double change for Fleetwood... �� | #ftfc subs. Burns and Cole on, McAleny and Hiwula off. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:08PM Scarecrow tactics Little by little @RobbieSavage8 is morphing into Worzel Gummidge. pic.twitter.com/WFcv1wbagx— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 16, 2018 9:07PM 61 mins Leicester have the ball in the net, Iheanacho there just outside the six-yard box slotting it home from the pull-back, but it was just out. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:02PM 56 mins Ball is played into the Fleetwood box. Benalouane flails a leg, Pond has attempted a headed-clearance just a foot or so from the ground, and he gets an unpleasant whack in the head for his trouble. Tough customer, but he needs a moment. 9:00PM 54 mins Slimani is getting the hook and is acting with a sort of exaggerated befuddlement, the sort of hamming that one sees in an amateur dramatic production when the stage direction says "looks shocked". Marc Albrighton replaces him. 8:58PM Shane O'Leary writes: "'Sometimes you just need a bit more quality' muses a man who drifted through too many games like a curly-permed Hugh Grant" 8:55PM 50 mins Iheanacho and Slimani link up very nicely. The former takes his time and chips the ball through. Slimani lets the ball drift across his body and hits a right-footed effort. Doesn't catch it right. Decent chance for what would presumably be the killer second goal. 8:51PM 47 mins "Sometimes you just need a bit more quality," muses Steve McManaman as a decent Fleetwood move peters out thanks to poor passing. 8:50PM 46 mins The second half is underway and the player looking to take it by the scruff of the neck is Gray. Bright and busy, but he runs into trouble. 8:49PM Uwe enjoying a hot drink Credit: BT Sport 2 Jamie Vardy has just pinged a 50-yarder into the top corner as the teams were coming out. Respectful, muted celebration against his old club.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 8:47PM Over to the Fleetwood social media team �� | Half-time. @LCFC 1-0 #ftfc. @CMcAleny and @_kyledempsey have gone close for Town, who have been the better side. Iheanacho's late goal the difference so far. pic.twitter.com/WL80gHbgtp— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:34PM Half time: Leicester City 1 Fleetwood Town 0 Leicester had more of the ball but it was in fact Fleetwood who enjoyed the superior chances in an admittedly rather drab half. One moment of real incision from the Premier League team was all it took for the lead. Shame. Can Fleetwood rally after half time? 8:33PM 44 mins Adrien Silva gets the ball and is soon having his foot stamped on by Glendon. Sore one on a cold night, and a booking for the Fleetwood player. 8:32PM GOAL! Leicester! It's Iheanacho! Bit of a nothing ball pumped forard, but Iheanacho manages to knock it to  Slimani, who plays an instant, accurate ball back. It's opened Fleetwood up, Iheanacho slots it calmly away and that's the lead. Finally Fleetwood are bested, after an entire match and 43 minutes. 8:30PM 40 mins Uwe Rosler having a word with Cole on the bench. Bit wet of Rosler not to play his actual best player. Came up with some rot about having to face Blackburn at the weekend and managing his resources. It's the FA Cup, sir! The FA Cup. 8:26PM 36 mins Best moment of the match, a really nice little move from Fleetwood as Hiwula-Mayifuila plays a cute little lay-off for the onrushing Dempsey who cracks a sweet shot at goal. Tipped over! Possibly a bit belt-and-braces from the Leicester keeper, I think that would have most likely gone over. But he could hardly take that risk. Corner. 38' | Corner played short to Jones, but his shot is blocked - before McAleny heads Glendon's cross wide. Come on, lads! (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:23PM 33 mins Hiwula-Mayifuila down the right. Benalouane with a nasty lunge. Ref plays advantage but it doesn't come to a lot. Then booked. 8:21PM 30 mins Mahrez is fouled a yard or two outside the box and the player himself will be the one to take the kick. This is CLOSE! Oof, that took a coat of paint off on the way past the upright. Credit: BT Sport 2 8:16PM 27 mins Shot! McAleny with a break, decent run this. He curls a shot at goal that is palmed away by Jakupovic, who maybe makes a bit of a meal of it.  8:14PM 25 mins McAleny has a shot from distance but that is easy for Jakupovic. Mahrez plays it in. Pond heads behind for a corner. perhaps overcautious, he had a bit of time there. 8:11PM 20 mins Claims, but wafer-thin ones. 20' | Cries for a penalty for #ftfc as Bell and Amartey collide in the penalty area. Not given. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:06PM 19 mins Iheanacho is booked for a foul as he brushes past McAleny, who went down as quickly, cheaply and theatrically as he possibly could. Premier League quality tumble. 8:03PM 16 mins Pond is there to clear as a cross comes in from the left. 8:01PM 12 mins Amartey has done well to get clear down the right, but very poorly to cross the ball straight at the keeper. Neal barely has to move. 7:58PM 11 mins LCFC camped in the FTFC final third, playing header-tennis, but it's all hands to the pump for the lower league side and eventually they manage to clear. Old boy: Jamie Vardy, pictured here in his Fleetwood Town days, will start on the bench for Leicester City tonight Credit: Action 7:56PM 8 mins Still, they have a freekick. Big Bolger up from centre half. The ball sails over everyone. 7:55PM 7 mins Sorry, I rather drifted off there. It is a quiet start to proceedings. Fleetwood are playing quite nicely but a long way from goal. 7' | Dempsey looking sharp, a neat little pass to McAleny who is fouled. Free-kick to be played in... (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:51PM 4 mins Fever reducer. I’m not saying Cup replay fever hasn’t hit Leicester, but.... pic.twitter.com/3YQPOV67O5— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 7:50PM 3 mins A lot of LCFC fans have given this one a swerve. 3' | Decent start from #ftfc, and a super start from the #codarmy. Singing their hearts out - the only noise in the ground. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:49PM 2 mins But it is the hosts who are nearly in right away! Mahrez with a good ball to free Iheanacho. Fleetwood are lucky that he makes a horlicks of the pass, because the defence was very stretched there. 7:47PM 1 mins Fleetwood Town kick off. 7:46PM Oh, VAR is available I should say. Hope we get to use it. Leicester: Jakupovic, Amartey, Dragovic, Benalouane, Fuchs,  Mahrez, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs:  Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Maguire, Okazaki, Ndidi, Barnes. Fleetwood Town: Neal, Jones, Bolger, Pond, Bell, Glendon,  Schwabl, Dempsey, Hiwula, McAleny, Hunter. Subs: Coyle, Burns,  Grant, Cairns, Sowerby, Cargill, Cole. Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)  7:46PM Some seats still available Credit: BT Sport 1 But here's  how we expect the teams to line up 7:43PM Shane is right on all counts Not least "come on Fleetwood." What a result this would be for them. 7:42PM The excellent Shane O'Leary writes Evening Alan, I understand that the Huth 'foot problem' is that it's usually up the jacksie of an opposing player. Come on Fleetwood! 7:29PM Nathan Pond  seems like an excellent fellow. He used to train  with Vardy "he is always very aggressive." Has he ever been tempted to leave Fleetwood? "Nobody's ever wanted me!"  I bet that is not true. Pond, the skipper, has played 460 times for Fleetwood. I hope he can help them to another clean sheet today. If you think otherwise, bet on Leicester to beat Fleetwood at 28/1 with Corals if you are a new customer. 7:24PM Robert Savage's lid Dat hat Credit: BT Sport Peterborough manager Grant McCann has popped along to see the team his lads will be facing in the fourth round. Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage chat to him. 7:20PM Uwe Rosler explains why Devante Cole is on the bench "I am happy what I have in the moment. I can hold what I have. I have to think about Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, we have had 7 games in 22 days." Uwe has left his top scorer out of the XI 6:55PM And here are Fleetwood �� | The teams are in! Here's how #ftfc line up for tonight's @EmiratesFACup fixture at @LCFC... pic.twitter.com/LcyGVTarPo— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 6:53PM Rumours 40 years ago today, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent a thirty-first and final week at #1 on the Billboard 200.— chart flashbacks (@chartflashback) January 14, 2018 6:50PM Leicester City team Tonight's starting XI: Jakupović, Amartey, Dragović, Benalouane, Fuchs, Iborra, Silva, Mahrez (c), Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs: Hamer, Maguire, Ndidi, Albrighton, Barnes, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiFlepic.twitter.com/gBEpbyVBHv— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 6:48PM Shame, Vardy only on the bench Today’s Leicester v Fleetwood team sheet pic.twitter.com/KBltr8X5mf— Rosie Swarbrick (@rosieswarb) January 16, 2018 6:47PM Preview "There’s been a great reaction throughout the town." Journalist Rosie Swarbrick gives us her take on #LeiFle �� https://t.co/TTkWLre8Dupic.twitter.com/rOzZ1bIxA2— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Rosie (not pictured)  6:20PM Good evening Tyers here, FA Cup third round replay action coming up. Will Jamie Vardy face his former team? Defender Robert Huth could make his first Leicester appearance of the season in the FA Cup third-round replay against Fleetwood on Tuesday. The German centre-back has been sidelined since the summer after ankle surgery and then the recurrence of a foot problem, but Ben Chilwell is banned. Jamie Vardy is fit after missing the first tie against his former club with a groin problem and Matty James is also available, despite hobbling off at Chelsea on Saturday. Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan (both hamstring) are still out. Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Mahrez, Iborra, Choudhury, Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa, Iheanacho. And here is a lovely story by Chris Bascombe about Fleetwood's Markus Schwabl When Fleetwood Town’s German midfielder Markus Schwabl was asked to join the 'Cod Army' he knew so little of the club he rushed to the internet to study its history. Should he and his team mates win at Leicester City in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay he will be enshrining his place in it. Midfielder Schwabl, once of 1860 Munich, was convinced to make the move by compatriot Uwe Rosler. Fleetwood manager Rosler was a colleague of Schwabl’s father, ex-West German international Manfred, at Nurnberg in the early 90s. �� | The lads have arrived at the King Power! pic.twitter.com/PCtxEOPG0w— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018

Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0: VAR history made as offside decision overturned for Kelechi Iheanacho goal

Anyone who came here expecting a dramatic FA Cup night in the traditional sense will have gone home disappointed as Leicester eased through what turned out to be a rather tepid third-round replay. The match did, however, provide English football with its first goal awarded on the say-so of a Video Assistant Referee after Kelechi Iheanacho’s second of the match was given by virtue of an overruled offside decision. The moment came in the 77th minute after Riyad Mahrez’s pass to the former Manchester City striker gave assistant referee Lee Betts a marginal call to which he responded by raising his flag. But after a lengthy pause listening to the advice of VAR Mike Jones from a studio in London, match referee Jonathan Moss made the TV screen shape with his hands and signalled a goal, the remote judgement being that defender Nathan Pond’s trailing foot had just played Iheanacho onside. Inevitably, the delay robbed the moment of spontaneous joy, leaving the players unsure how much to celebrate, the crowd more than a little confused and the Fleetwood manager, Uwe Rosler, complaining that such decisions should be left with the officials on the field for the sake of the game. 76' - Iheanacho goal disallowed ❌ 78' - VAR correctly gives goal ⚽️ 1-0 VAR �� History made as Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to be awarded a goal by VAR in British football! pic.twitter.com/KXsRbVdFou— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 16, 2018 “It was not the reason we lost the tie,” he said. “We lost because after they scored their first goal before half-time they had too much for us in the second half. “But can they really say it was onside for the second goal or are they guessing? Even sometimes VAR is not 100 per cent clear. “We will see in the future how it pans out but in general I say don’t complicate the game. The game is beautiful, let it be pure and also made by human errors of the referee. It makes the game.” Claude Puel, the Leicester manager, who had voiced similar reservations ahead of the match on learning that VAR would be used, allowed himself a smile. “I think it’s perfect now,” he joked, before admitting he still had mixed feelings. “But it meant that a good goal was correctly given,” he added. Hot chip: the VAR excitement took attention away from what was a great finish by Kelechi Iheanacho Credit: Getty Otherwise it had been a match too often lacking in passion in which Fleetwood, perhaps unlucky not to have sprung a shock when the sides drew 0-0 at their Highbury ground 10 days ago, gave a good account of themselves in the first half, when Kyle Dempsey drew a fine, fingertip save from Leicester goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic in their best moment, but faded after going behind two minutes before the break. Iheanacho, one half of a second-string Leicester attack alongside Islam Slimani that nonetheless cost £54 million, converted a chance set up by Slimani to score only his second goal for the club following a £25m move from Manchester City last summer that has yet to deliver a significant return. That moment apart, though, a Leicester side showing eight changes from the weekend had been unimpressive, and it showed on Puel’s face in the technical area.  CLAUDE: “We tried to play in the first half, but it was too comfortable for them to defend. We needed to play forward and get behind them more, which we did much better in the second half.” #LeiFle— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Mahrez, wearing the captain’s armband for the first time in what may be seen as a statement of Puel's intention to keep him at Leicester, had a quiet first half and wasted his best opportunity with a free kick just outside the ‘D’. Fleetwood offered little as an attacking threat in the second half, in which Jamie Vardy, injured for the original tie, was granted his wish with a 10-minute cameo against his old club. By the time he appeared, Iheanacho, who initially seemed to have no quarrel that his second 'goal' had not counted, had played his part in history. 9:44PM Vardy looking absolutely furious and disgusted although he is, in fact, answering some mild questions in perfectly agreeable fashion. Credit: BT Sport 2 Iheanacho says that communication from the officials to the players about the VAR was totally fine, that he did not know himself at the time whether he was onside or offside. No doubt all of these issues will be well covered in the match report from Jon Culley, which will be here very shortly. From me, Alan Tyers, goodnight. 9:40PM Full time: Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0 VAR the winner! And Leicester. Well done to Fleetwood, they were on terms in the first half and it was hard lines that they conceded on 43 minutes. Result wasn't really in doubt after that. Vardy got a late run against his old club. But the match will be remembered for the second goal, which was given offside. Ref Jon Moss called for VAR, the decision was overturned. It took one minute and seven seconds to come up with the correct answer. Iheanacho was credited with the goal, rightly, his second of the match. Full-time: Leicester City 2️⃣-0️⃣ Fleetwood Town Kelechi Iheanacho's double tees up a fourth round trip to Peterborough United ��#LeiFlepic.twitter.com/EhX81gW2e3— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 9:37PM 90 mins Okazaki has tried to nutmeg Polger. Here is what Polger thought about that: a smack in the puss for you, my Premier League friend. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:35PM 88 mins That would have been the cherry on the top / the final cut for Fleetwood: Albrighton whips it in, there is Jamie Vardy, but Bolger clears. 9:33PM 87 mins This is indeed correct. I am very impressed with the Fleetwood social media account. A mine of information. 85' | Burns finds space on the right edge of the area, and shoots at goal but it's saved by Jakupovic. (2-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:31PM 85 mins Fleetwood have flagged and it's just a matter of whether Vardy can notch one now.  The VAR system worked, then. Linesman gave a very, very tight decision wrong. They overturned it after a brief look. Either you like it or you don't, the system, but it worked as well as you could expect it to there. 9:26PM 82 mins Jamie Vardy is coming on. Mahrez the man to make way. Shinji Okazaki replaces Kelechi Iheanacho, so there won't be a hat-trick for him. Congratulations to Jon Moss for becoming a pub quiz answer— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) January 16, 2018 9:26PM 81 mins All Leicester now, and indeed all Iheanacho, who has gone close to a hat-trick with a shot. Iborra gets up from the corner and heads not far wide. 9:24PM GOAL! VIA VAR! SCENES! Another VAR! Oh our cup runneth over. This time it is to check an offside flag after Leicester have the ball in the net. Really good run from Mahrez, who takes his time to slide the ball through for Iheanacho. He races onto the ball and applies the finish with a lovely little chip. But the linesman has flagged! They're going to take a look at this on VAR... Credit: BT Sport 2  ... he is just onside! It is overturned! That's it! A little moment of history: the decision is overturned and the goal is awarded. Leicester 2 Fleetwood 0 (Iheanacho 77) 9:19PM 72 mins Dempsey is booked. Bobby Grant replaces Markus Schwabl. 9:15PM 71 mins A VAR HAS HAPPENED!!!!! The ball is lofted into the Fleetwood box. Leicester want a penalty because they think Pond is fouling Iborra  "No penalty" is the initial verdict from Referee Moss. There is not enough evidence of a "clear and obvious" error so the decision of "no penalty" stands. 9:14PM Vaaaaaar, me hearties 61' | Leicester have the ball in the net - but it's ruled out. Ref checking with VAR - still no goal, good decision. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:09PM 64 mins Albrighton delivers a corner, Iborra heading not far over. Double change for Fleetwood... �� | #ftfc subs. Burns and Cole on, McAleny and Hiwula off. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:08PM Scarecrow tactics Little by little @RobbieSavage8 is morphing into Worzel Gummidge. pic.twitter.com/WFcv1wbagx— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 16, 2018 9:07PM 61 mins Leicester have the ball in the net, Iheanacho there just outside the six-yard box slotting it home from the pull-back, but it was just out. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:02PM 56 mins Ball is played into the Fleetwood box. Benalouane flails a leg, Pond has attempted a headed-clearance just a foot or so from the ground, and he gets an unpleasant whack in the head for his trouble. Tough customer, but he needs a moment. 9:00PM 54 mins Slimani is getting the hook and is acting with a sort of exaggerated befuddlement, the sort of hamming that one sees in an amateur dramatic production when the stage direction says "looks shocked". Marc Albrighton replaces him. 8:58PM Shane O'Leary writes: "'Sometimes you just need a bit more quality' muses a man who drifted through too many games like a curly-permed Hugh Grant" 8:55PM 50 mins Iheanacho and Slimani link up very nicely. The former takes his time and chips the ball through. Slimani lets the ball drift across his body and hits a right-footed effort. Doesn't catch it right. Decent chance for what would presumably be the killer second goal. 8:51PM 47 mins "Sometimes you just need a bit more quality," muses Steve McManaman as a decent Fleetwood move peters out thanks to poor passing. 8:50PM 46 mins The second half is underway and the player looking to take it by the scruff of the neck is Gray. Bright and busy, but he runs into trouble. 8:49PM Uwe enjoying a hot drink Credit: BT Sport 2 Jamie Vardy has just pinged a 50-yarder into the top corner as the teams were coming out. Respectful, muted celebration against his old club.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 8:47PM Over to the Fleetwood social media team �� | Half-time. @LCFC 1-0 #ftfc. @CMcAleny and @_kyledempsey have gone close for Town, who have been the better side. Iheanacho's late goal the difference so far. pic.twitter.com/WL80gHbgtp— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:34PM Half time: Leicester City 1 Fleetwood Town 0 Leicester had more of the ball but it was in fact Fleetwood who enjoyed the superior chances in an admittedly rather drab half. One moment of real incision from the Premier League team was all it took for the lead. Shame. Can Fleetwood rally after half time? 8:33PM 44 mins Adrien Silva gets the ball and is soon having his foot stamped on by Glendon. Sore one on a cold night, and a booking for the Fleetwood player. 8:32PM GOAL! Leicester! It's Iheanacho! Bit of a nothing ball pumped forard, but Iheanacho manages to knock it to  Slimani, who plays an instant, accurate ball back. It's opened Fleetwood up, Iheanacho slots it calmly away and that's the lead. Finally Fleetwood are bested, after an entire match and 43 minutes. 8:30PM 40 mins Uwe Rosler having a word with Cole on the bench. Bit wet of Rosler not to play his actual best player. Came up with some rot about having to face Blackburn at the weekend and managing his resources. It's the FA Cup, sir! The FA Cup. 8:26PM 36 mins Best moment of the match, a really nice little move from Fleetwood as Hiwula-Mayifuila plays a cute little lay-off for the onrushing Dempsey who cracks a sweet shot at goal. Tipped over! Possibly a bit belt-and-braces from the Leicester keeper, I think that would have most likely gone over. But he could hardly take that risk. Corner. 38' | Corner played short to Jones, but his shot is blocked - before McAleny heads Glendon's cross wide. Come on, lads! (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:23PM 33 mins Hiwula-Mayifuila down the right. Benalouane with a nasty lunge. Ref plays advantage but it doesn't come to a lot. Then booked. 8:21PM 30 mins Mahrez is fouled a yard or two outside the box and the player himself will be the one to take the kick. This is CLOSE! Oof, that took a coat of paint off on the way past the upright. Credit: BT Sport 2 8:16PM 27 mins Shot! McAleny with a break, decent run this. He curls a shot at goal that is palmed away by Jakupovic, who maybe makes a bit of a meal of it.  8:14PM 25 mins McAleny has a shot from distance but that is easy for Jakupovic. Mahrez plays it in. Pond heads behind for a corner. perhaps overcautious, he had a bit of time there. 8:11PM 20 mins Claims, but wafer-thin ones. 20' | Cries for a penalty for #ftfc as Bell and Amartey collide in the penalty area. Not given. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:06PM 19 mins Iheanacho is booked for a foul as he brushes past McAleny, who went down as quickly, cheaply and theatrically as he possibly could. Premier League quality tumble. 8:03PM 16 mins Pond is there to clear as a cross comes in from the left. 8:01PM 12 mins Amartey has done well to get clear down the right, but very poorly to cross the ball straight at the keeper. Neal barely has to move. 7:58PM 11 mins LCFC camped in the FTFC final third, playing header-tennis, but it's all hands to the pump for the lower league side and eventually they manage to clear. Old boy: Jamie Vardy, pictured here in his Fleetwood Town days, will start on the bench for Leicester City tonight Credit: Action 7:56PM 8 mins Still, they have a freekick. Big Bolger up from centre half. The ball sails over everyone. 7:55PM 7 mins Sorry, I rather drifted off there. It is a quiet start to proceedings. Fleetwood are playing quite nicely but a long way from goal. 7' | Dempsey looking sharp, a neat little pass to McAleny who is fouled. Free-kick to be played in... (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:51PM 4 mins Fever reducer. I’m not saying Cup replay fever hasn’t hit Leicester, but.... pic.twitter.com/3YQPOV67O5— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 7:50PM 3 mins A lot of LCFC fans have given this one a swerve. 3' | Decent start from #ftfc, and a super start from the #codarmy. Singing their hearts out - the only noise in the ground. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:49PM 2 mins But it is the hosts who are nearly in right away! Mahrez with a good ball to free Iheanacho. Fleetwood are lucky that he makes a horlicks of the pass, because the defence was very stretched there. 7:47PM 1 mins Fleetwood Town kick off. 7:46PM Oh, VAR is available I should say. Hope we get to use it. Leicester: Jakupovic, Amartey, Dragovic, Benalouane, Fuchs,  Mahrez, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs:  Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Maguire, Okazaki, Ndidi, Barnes. Fleetwood Town: Neal, Jones, Bolger, Pond, Bell, Glendon,  Schwabl, Dempsey, Hiwula, McAleny, Hunter. Subs: Coyle, Burns,  Grant, Cairns, Sowerby, Cargill, Cole. Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)  7:46PM Some seats still available Credit: BT Sport 1 But here's  how we expect the teams to line up 7:43PM Shane is right on all counts Not least "come on Fleetwood." What a result this would be for them. 7:42PM The excellent Shane O'Leary writes Evening Alan, I understand that the Huth 'foot problem' is that it's usually up the jacksie of an opposing player. Come on Fleetwood! 7:29PM Nathan Pond  seems like an excellent fellow. He used to train  with Vardy "he is always very aggressive." Has he ever been tempted to leave Fleetwood? "Nobody's ever wanted me!"  I bet that is not true. Pond, the skipper, has played 460 times for Fleetwood. I hope he can help them to another clean sheet today. If you think otherwise, bet on Leicester to beat Fleetwood at 28/1 with Corals if you are a new customer. 7:24PM Robert Savage's lid Dat hat Credit: BT Sport Peterborough manager Grant McCann has popped along to see the team his lads will be facing in the fourth round. Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage chat to him. 7:20PM Uwe Rosler explains why Devante Cole is on the bench "I am happy what I have in the moment. I can hold what I have. I have to think about Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, we have had 7 games in 22 days." Uwe has left his top scorer out of the XI 6:55PM And here are Fleetwood �� | The teams are in! Here's how #ftfc line up for tonight's @EmiratesFACup fixture at @LCFC... pic.twitter.com/LcyGVTarPo— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 6:53PM Rumours 40 years ago today, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent a thirty-first and final week at #1 on the Billboard 200.— chart flashbacks (@chartflashback) January 14, 2018 6:50PM Leicester City team Tonight's starting XI: Jakupović, Amartey, Dragović, Benalouane, Fuchs, Iborra, Silva, Mahrez (c), Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs: Hamer, Maguire, Ndidi, Albrighton, Barnes, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiFlepic.twitter.com/gBEpbyVBHv— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 6:48PM Shame, Vardy only on the bench Today’s Leicester v Fleetwood team sheet pic.twitter.com/KBltr8X5mf— Rosie Swarbrick (@rosieswarb) January 16, 2018 6:47PM Preview "There’s been a great reaction throughout the town." Journalist Rosie Swarbrick gives us her take on #LeiFle �� https://t.co/TTkWLre8Dupic.twitter.com/rOzZ1bIxA2— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Rosie (not pictured)  6:20PM Good evening Tyers here, FA Cup third round replay action coming up. Will Jamie Vardy face his former team? Defender Robert Huth could make his first Leicester appearance of the season in the FA Cup third-round replay against Fleetwood on Tuesday. The German centre-back has been sidelined since the summer after ankle surgery and then the recurrence of a foot problem, but Ben Chilwell is banned. Jamie Vardy is fit after missing the first tie against his former club with a groin problem and Matty James is also available, despite hobbling off at Chelsea on Saturday. Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan (both hamstring) are still out. Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Mahrez, Iborra, Choudhury, Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa, Iheanacho. And here is a lovely story by Chris Bascombe about Fleetwood's Markus Schwabl When Fleetwood Town’s German midfielder Markus Schwabl was asked to join the 'Cod Army' he knew so little of the club he rushed to the internet to study its history. Should he and his team mates win at Leicester City in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay he will be enshrining his place in it. Midfielder Schwabl, once of 1860 Munich, was convinced to make the move by compatriot Uwe Rosler. Fleetwood manager Rosler was a colleague of Schwabl’s father, ex-West German international Manfred, at Nurnberg in the early 90s. �� | The lads have arrived at the King Power! pic.twitter.com/PCtxEOPG0w— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018

Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0: VAR history made as offside decision overturned for Kelechi Iheanacho goal

Anyone who came here expecting a dramatic FA Cup night in the traditional sense will have gone home disappointed as Leicester eased through what turned out to be a rather tepid third-round replay. The match did, however, provide English football with its first goal awarded on the say-so of a Video Assistant Referee after Kelechi Iheanacho’s second of the match was given by virtue of an overruled offside decision. The moment came in the 77th minute after Riyad Mahrez’s pass to the former Manchester City striker gave assistant referee Lee Betts a marginal call to which he responded by raising his flag. But after a lengthy pause listening to the advice of VAR Mike Jones from a studio in London, match referee Jonathan Moss made the TV screen shape with his hands and signalled a goal, the remote judgement being that defender Nathan Pond’s trailing foot had just played Iheanacho onside. Inevitably, the delay robbed the moment of spontaneous joy, leaving the players unsure how much to celebrate, the crowd more than a little confused and the Fleetwood manager, Uwe Rosler, complaining that such decisions should be left with the officials on the field for the sake of the game. 76' - Iheanacho goal disallowed ❌ 78' - VAR correctly gives goal ⚽️ 1-0 VAR �� History made as Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to be awarded a goal by VAR in British football! pic.twitter.com/KXsRbVdFou— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 16, 2018 “It was not the reason we lost the tie,” he said. “We lost because after they scored their first goal before half-time they had too much for us in the second half. “But can they really say it was onside for the second goal or are they guessing? Even sometimes VAR is not 100 per cent clear. “We will see in the future how it pans out but in general I say don’t complicate the game. The game is beautiful, let it be pure and also made by human errors of the referee. It makes the game.” Claude Puel, the Leicester manager, who had voiced similar reservations ahead of the match on learning that VAR would be used, allowed himself a smile. “I think it’s perfect now,” he joked, before admitting he still had mixed feelings. “But it meant that a good goal was correctly given,” he added. Hot chip: the VAR excitement took attention away from what was a great finish by Kelechi Iheanacho Credit: Getty Otherwise it had been a match too often lacking in passion in which Fleetwood, perhaps unlucky not to have sprung a shock when the sides drew 0-0 at their Highbury ground 10 days ago, gave a good account of themselves in the first half, when Kyle Dempsey drew a fine, fingertip save from Leicester goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic in their best moment, but faded after going behind two minutes before the break. Iheanacho, one half of a second-string Leicester attack alongside Islam Slimani that nonetheless cost £54 million, converted a chance set up by Slimani to score only his second goal for the club following a £25m move from Manchester City last summer that has yet to deliver a significant return. That moment apart, though, a Leicester side showing eight changes from the weekend had been unimpressive, and it showed on Puel’s face in the technical area.  CLAUDE: “We tried to play in the first half, but it was too comfortable for them to defend. We needed to play forward and get behind them more, which we did much better in the second half.” #LeiFle— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Mahrez, wearing the captain’s armband for the first time in what may be seen as a statement of Puel's intention to keep him at Leicester, had a quiet first half and wasted his best opportunity with a free kick just outside the ‘D’. Fleetwood offered little as an attacking threat in the second half, in which Jamie Vardy, injured for the original tie, was granted his wish with a 10-minute cameo against his old club. By the time he appeared, Iheanacho, who initially seemed to have no quarrel that his second 'goal' had not counted, had played his part in history. 9:44PM Vardy looking absolutely furious and disgusted although he is, in fact, answering some mild questions in perfectly agreeable fashion. Credit: BT Sport 2 Iheanacho says that communication from the officials to the players about the VAR was totally fine, that he did not know himself at the time whether he was onside or offside. No doubt all of these issues will be well covered in the match report from Jon Culley, which will be here very shortly. From me, Alan Tyers, goodnight. 9:40PM Full time: Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0 VAR the winner! And Leicester. Well done to Fleetwood, they were on terms in the first half and it was hard lines that they conceded on 43 minutes. Result wasn't really in doubt after that. Vardy got a late run against his old club. But the match will be remembered for the second goal, which was given offside. Ref Jon Moss called for VAR, the decision was overturned. It took one minute and seven seconds to come up with the correct answer. Iheanacho was credited with the goal, rightly, his second of the match. Full-time: Leicester City 2️⃣-0️⃣ Fleetwood Town Kelechi Iheanacho's double tees up a fourth round trip to Peterborough United ��#LeiFlepic.twitter.com/EhX81gW2e3— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 9:37PM 90 mins Okazaki has tried to nutmeg Polger. Here is what Polger thought about that: a smack in the puss for you, my Premier League friend. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:35PM 88 mins That would have been the cherry on the top / the final cut for Fleetwood: Albrighton whips it in, there is Jamie Vardy, but Bolger clears. 9:33PM 87 mins This is indeed correct. I am very impressed with the Fleetwood social media account. A mine of information. 85' | Burns finds space on the right edge of the area, and shoots at goal but it's saved by Jakupovic. (2-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:31PM 85 mins Fleetwood have flagged and it's just a matter of whether Vardy can notch one now.  The VAR system worked, then. Linesman gave a very, very tight decision wrong. They overturned it after a brief look. Either you like it or you don't, the system, but it worked as well as you could expect it to there. 9:26PM 82 mins Jamie Vardy is coming on. Mahrez the man to make way. Shinji Okazaki replaces Kelechi Iheanacho, so there won't be a hat-trick for him. Congratulations to Jon Moss for becoming a pub quiz answer— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) January 16, 2018 9:26PM 81 mins All Leicester now, and indeed all Iheanacho, who has gone close to a hat-trick with a shot. Iborra gets up from the corner and heads not far wide. 9:24PM GOAL! VIA VAR! SCENES! Another VAR! Oh our cup runneth over. This time it is to check an offside flag after Leicester have the ball in the net. Really good run from Mahrez, who takes his time to slide the ball through for Iheanacho. He races onto the ball and applies the finish with a lovely little chip. But the linesman has flagged! They're going to take a look at this on VAR... Credit: BT Sport 2  ... he is just onside! It is overturned! That's it! A little moment of history: the decision is overturned and the goal is awarded. Leicester 2 Fleetwood 0 (Iheanacho 77) 9:19PM 72 mins Dempsey is booked. Bobby Grant replaces Markus Schwabl. 9:15PM 71 mins A VAR HAS HAPPENED!!!!! The ball is lofted into the Fleetwood box. Leicester want a penalty because they think Pond is fouling Iborra  "No penalty" is the initial verdict from Referee Moss. There is not enough evidence of a "clear and obvious" error so the decision of "no penalty" stands. 9:14PM Vaaaaaar, me hearties 61' | Leicester have the ball in the net - but it's ruled out. Ref checking with VAR - still no goal, good decision. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:09PM 64 mins Albrighton delivers a corner, Iborra heading not far over. Double change for Fleetwood... �� | #ftfc subs. Burns and Cole on, McAleny and Hiwula off. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:08PM Scarecrow tactics Little by little @RobbieSavage8 is morphing into Worzel Gummidge. pic.twitter.com/WFcv1wbagx— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 16, 2018 9:07PM 61 mins Leicester have the ball in the net, Iheanacho there just outside the six-yard box slotting it home from the pull-back, but it was just out. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:02PM 56 mins Ball is played into the Fleetwood box. Benalouane flails a leg, Pond has attempted a headed-clearance just a foot or so from the ground, and he gets an unpleasant whack in the head for his trouble. Tough customer, but he needs a moment. 9:00PM 54 mins Slimani is getting the hook and is acting with a sort of exaggerated befuddlement, the sort of hamming that one sees in an amateur dramatic production when the stage direction says "looks shocked". Marc Albrighton replaces him. 8:58PM Shane O'Leary writes: "'Sometimes you just need a bit more quality' muses a man who drifted through too many games like a curly-permed Hugh Grant" 8:55PM 50 mins Iheanacho and Slimani link up very nicely. The former takes his time and chips the ball through. Slimani lets the ball drift across his body and hits a right-footed effort. Doesn't catch it right. Decent chance for what would presumably be the killer second goal. 8:51PM 47 mins "Sometimes you just need a bit more quality," muses Steve McManaman as a decent Fleetwood move peters out thanks to poor passing. 8:50PM 46 mins The second half is underway and the player looking to take it by the scruff of the neck is Gray. Bright and busy, but he runs into trouble. 8:49PM Uwe enjoying a hot drink Credit: BT Sport 2 Jamie Vardy has just pinged a 50-yarder into the top corner as the teams were coming out. Respectful, muted celebration against his old club.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 8:47PM Over to the Fleetwood social media team �� | Half-time. @LCFC 1-0 #ftfc. @CMcAleny and @_kyledempsey have gone close for Town, who have been the better side. Iheanacho's late goal the difference so far. pic.twitter.com/WL80gHbgtp— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:34PM Half time: Leicester City 1 Fleetwood Town 0 Leicester had more of the ball but it was in fact Fleetwood who enjoyed the superior chances in an admittedly rather drab half. One moment of real incision from the Premier League team was all it took for the lead. Shame. Can Fleetwood rally after half time? 8:33PM 44 mins Adrien Silva gets the ball and is soon having his foot stamped on by Glendon. Sore one on a cold night, and a booking for the Fleetwood player. 8:32PM GOAL! Leicester! It's Iheanacho! Bit of a nothing ball pumped forard, but Iheanacho manages to knock it to  Slimani, who plays an instant, accurate ball back. It's opened Fleetwood up, Iheanacho slots it calmly away and that's the lead. Finally Fleetwood are bested, after an entire match and 43 minutes. 8:30PM 40 mins Uwe Rosler having a word with Cole on the bench. Bit wet of Rosler not to play his actual best player. Came up with some rot about having to face Blackburn at the weekend and managing his resources. It's the FA Cup, sir! The FA Cup. 8:26PM 36 mins Best moment of the match, a really nice little move from Fleetwood as Hiwula-Mayifuila plays a cute little lay-off for the onrushing Dempsey who cracks a sweet shot at goal. Tipped over! Possibly a bit belt-and-braces from the Leicester keeper, I think that would have most likely gone over. But he could hardly take that risk. Corner. 38' | Corner played short to Jones, but his shot is blocked - before McAleny heads Glendon's cross wide. Come on, lads! (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:23PM 33 mins Hiwula-Mayifuila down the right. Benalouane with a nasty lunge. Ref plays advantage but it doesn't come to a lot. Then booked. 8:21PM 30 mins Mahrez is fouled a yard or two outside the box and the player himself will be the one to take the kick. This is CLOSE! Oof, that took a coat of paint off on the way past the upright. Credit: BT Sport 2 8:16PM 27 mins Shot! McAleny with a break, decent run this. He curls a shot at goal that is palmed away by Jakupovic, who maybe makes a bit of a meal of it.  8:14PM 25 mins McAleny has a shot from distance but that is easy for Jakupovic. Mahrez plays it in. Pond heads behind for a corner. perhaps overcautious, he had a bit of time there. 8:11PM 20 mins Claims, but wafer-thin ones. 20' | Cries for a penalty for #ftfc as Bell and Amartey collide in the penalty area. Not given. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:06PM 19 mins Iheanacho is booked for a foul as he brushes past McAleny, who went down as quickly, cheaply and theatrically as he possibly could. Premier League quality tumble. 8:03PM 16 mins Pond is there to clear as a cross comes in from the left. 8:01PM 12 mins Amartey has done well to get clear down the right, but very poorly to cross the ball straight at the keeper. Neal barely has to move. 7:58PM 11 mins LCFC camped in the FTFC final third, playing header-tennis, but it's all hands to the pump for the lower league side and eventually they manage to clear. Old boy: Jamie Vardy, pictured here in his Fleetwood Town days, will start on the bench for Leicester City tonight Credit: Action 7:56PM 8 mins Still, they have a freekick. Big Bolger up from centre half. The ball sails over everyone. 7:55PM 7 mins Sorry, I rather drifted off there. It is a quiet start to proceedings. Fleetwood are playing quite nicely but a long way from goal. 7' | Dempsey looking sharp, a neat little pass to McAleny who is fouled. Free-kick to be played in... (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:51PM 4 mins Fever reducer. I’m not saying Cup replay fever hasn’t hit Leicester, but.... pic.twitter.com/3YQPOV67O5— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 7:50PM 3 mins A lot of LCFC fans have given this one a swerve. 3' | Decent start from #ftfc, and a super start from the #codarmy. Singing their hearts out - the only noise in the ground. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:49PM 2 mins But it is the hosts who are nearly in right away! Mahrez with a good ball to free Iheanacho. Fleetwood are lucky that he makes a horlicks of the pass, because the defence was very stretched there. 7:47PM 1 mins Fleetwood Town kick off. 7:46PM Oh, VAR is available I should say. Hope we get to use it. Leicester: Jakupovic, Amartey, Dragovic, Benalouane, Fuchs,  Mahrez, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs:  Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Maguire, Okazaki, Ndidi, Barnes. Fleetwood Town: Neal, Jones, Bolger, Pond, Bell, Glendon,  Schwabl, Dempsey, Hiwula, McAleny, Hunter. Subs: Coyle, Burns,  Grant, Cairns, Sowerby, Cargill, Cole. Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)  7:46PM Some seats still available Credit: BT Sport 1 But here's  how we expect the teams to line up 7:43PM Shane is right on all counts Not least "come on Fleetwood." What a result this would be for them. 7:42PM The excellent Shane O'Leary writes Evening Alan, I understand that the Huth 'foot problem' is that it's usually up the jacksie of an opposing player. Come on Fleetwood! 7:29PM Nathan Pond  seems like an excellent fellow. He used to train  with Vardy "he is always very aggressive." Has he ever been tempted to leave Fleetwood? "Nobody's ever wanted me!"  I bet that is not true. Pond, the skipper, has played 460 times for Fleetwood. I hope he can help them to another clean sheet today. If you think otherwise, bet on Leicester to beat Fleetwood at 28/1 with Corals if you are a new customer. 7:24PM Robert Savage's lid Dat hat Credit: BT Sport Peterborough manager Grant McCann has popped along to see the team his lads will be facing in the fourth round. Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage chat to him. 7:20PM Uwe Rosler explains why Devante Cole is on the bench "I am happy what I have in the moment. I can hold what I have. I have to think about Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, we have had 7 games in 22 days." Uwe has left his top scorer out of the XI 6:55PM And here are Fleetwood �� | The teams are in! Here's how #ftfc line up for tonight's @EmiratesFACup fixture at @LCFC... pic.twitter.com/LcyGVTarPo— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 6:53PM Rumours 40 years ago today, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent a thirty-first and final week at #1 on the Billboard 200.— chart flashbacks (@chartflashback) January 14, 2018 6:50PM Leicester City team Tonight's starting XI: Jakupović, Amartey, Dragović, Benalouane, Fuchs, Iborra, Silva, Mahrez (c), Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs: Hamer, Maguire, Ndidi, Albrighton, Barnes, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiFlepic.twitter.com/gBEpbyVBHv— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 6:48PM Shame, Vardy only on the bench Today’s Leicester v Fleetwood team sheet pic.twitter.com/KBltr8X5mf— Rosie Swarbrick (@rosieswarb) January 16, 2018 6:47PM Preview "There’s been a great reaction throughout the town." Journalist Rosie Swarbrick gives us her take on #LeiFle �� https://t.co/TTkWLre8Dupic.twitter.com/rOzZ1bIxA2— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Rosie (not pictured)  6:20PM Good evening Tyers here, FA Cup third round replay action coming up. Will Jamie Vardy face his former team? Defender Robert Huth could make his first Leicester appearance of the season in the FA Cup third-round replay against Fleetwood on Tuesday. The German centre-back has been sidelined since the summer after ankle surgery and then the recurrence of a foot problem, but Ben Chilwell is banned. Jamie Vardy is fit after missing the first tie against his former club with a groin problem and Matty James is also available, despite hobbling off at Chelsea on Saturday. Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan (both hamstring) are still out. Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Mahrez, Iborra, Choudhury, Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa, Iheanacho. And here is a lovely story by Chris Bascombe about Fleetwood's Markus Schwabl When Fleetwood Town’s German midfielder Markus Schwabl was asked to join the 'Cod Army' he knew so little of the club he rushed to the internet to study its history. Should he and his team mates win at Leicester City in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay he will be enshrining his place in it. Midfielder Schwabl, once of 1860 Munich, was convinced to make the move by compatriot Uwe Rosler. Fleetwood manager Rosler was a colleague of Schwabl’s father, ex-West German international Manfred, at Nurnberg in the early 90s. �� | The lads have arrived at the King Power! pic.twitter.com/PCtxEOPG0w— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018

Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0: VAR history made as offside decision overturned for Kelechi Iheanacho goal

Anyone who came here expecting a dramatic FA Cup night in the traditional sense will have gone home disappointed as Leicester eased through what turned out to be a rather tepid third-round replay. The match did, however, provide English football with its first goal awarded on the say-so of a Video Assistant Referee after Kelechi Iheanacho’s second of the match was given by virtue of an overruled offside decision. The moment came in the 77th minute after Riyad Mahrez’s pass to the former Manchester City striker gave assistant referee Lee Betts a marginal call to which he responded by raising his flag. But after a lengthy pause listening to the advice of VAR Mike Jones from a studio in London, match referee Jonathan Moss made the TV screen shape with his hands and signalled a goal, the remote judgement being that defender Nathan Pond’s trailing foot had just played Iheanacho onside. Inevitably, the delay robbed the moment of spontaneous joy, leaving the players unsure how much to celebrate, the crowd more than a little confused and the Fleetwood manager, Uwe Rosler, complaining that such decisions should be left with the officials on the field for the sake of the game. 76' - Iheanacho goal disallowed ❌ 78' - VAR correctly gives goal ⚽️ 1-0 VAR �� History made as Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to be awarded a goal by VAR in British football! pic.twitter.com/KXsRbVdFou— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 16, 2018 “It was not the reason we lost the tie,” he said. “We lost because after they scored their first goal before half-time they had too much for us in the second half. “But can they really say it was onside for the second goal or are they guessing? Even sometimes VAR is not 100 per cent clear. “We will see in the future how it pans out but in general I say don’t complicate the game. The game is beautiful, let it be pure and also made by human errors of the referee. It makes the game.” Claude Puel, the Leicester manager, who had voiced similar reservations ahead of the match on learning that VAR would be used, allowed himself a smile. “I think it’s perfect now,” he joked, before admitting he still had mixed feelings. “But it meant that a good goal was correctly given,” he added. Hot chip: the VAR excitement took attention away from what was a great finish by Kelechi Iheanacho Credit: Getty Otherwise it had been a match too often lacking in passion in which Fleetwood, perhaps unlucky not to have sprung a shock when the sides drew 0-0 at their Highbury ground 10 days ago, gave a good account of themselves in the first half, when Kyle Dempsey drew a fine, fingertip save from Leicester goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic in their best moment, but faded after going behind two minutes before the break. Iheanacho, one half of a second-string Leicester attack alongside Islam Slimani that nonetheless cost £54 million, converted a chance set up by Slimani to score only his second goal for the club following a £25m move from Manchester City last summer that has yet to deliver a significant return. That moment apart, though, a Leicester side showing eight changes from the weekend had been unimpressive, and it showed on Puel’s face in the technical area.  CLAUDE: “We tried to play in the first half, but it was too comfortable for them to defend. We needed to play forward and get behind them more, which we did much better in the second half.” #LeiFle— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Mahrez, wearing the captain’s armband for the first time in what may be seen as a statement of Puel's intention to keep him at Leicester, had a quiet first half and wasted his best opportunity with a free kick just outside the ‘D’. Fleetwood offered little as an attacking threat in the second half, in which Jamie Vardy, injured for the original tie, was granted his wish with a 10-minute cameo against his old club. By the time he appeared, Iheanacho, who initially seemed to have no quarrel that his second 'goal' had not counted, had played his part in history. 9:44PM Vardy looking absolutely furious and disgusted although he is, in fact, answering some mild questions in perfectly agreeable fashion. Credit: BT Sport 2 Iheanacho says that communication from the officials to the players about the VAR was totally fine, that he did not know himself at the time whether he was onside or offside. No doubt all of these issues will be well covered in the match report from Jon Culley, which will be here very shortly. From me, Alan Tyers, goodnight. 9:40PM Full time: Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0 VAR the winner! And Leicester. Well done to Fleetwood, they were on terms in the first half and it was hard lines that they conceded on 43 minutes. Result wasn't really in doubt after that. Vardy got a late run against his old club. But the match will be remembered for the second goal, which was given offside. Ref Jon Moss called for VAR, the decision was overturned. It took one minute and seven seconds to come up with the correct answer. Iheanacho was credited with the goal, rightly, his second of the match. Full-time: Leicester City 2️⃣-0️⃣ Fleetwood Town Kelechi Iheanacho's double tees up a fourth round trip to Peterborough United ��#LeiFlepic.twitter.com/EhX81gW2e3— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 9:37PM 90 mins Okazaki has tried to nutmeg Polger. Here is what Polger thought about that: a smack in the puss for you, my Premier League friend. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:35PM 88 mins That would have been the cherry on the top / the final cut for Fleetwood: Albrighton whips it in, there is Jamie Vardy, but Bolger clears. 9:33PM 87 mins This is indeed correct. I am very impressed with the Fleetwood social media account. A mine of information. 85' | Burns finds space on the right edge of the area, and shoots at goal but it's saved by Jakupovic. (2-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:31PM 85 mins Fleetwood have flagged and it's just a matter of whether Vardy can notch one now.  The VAR system worked, then. Linesman gave a very, very tight decision wrong. They overturned it after a brief look. Either you like it or you don't, the system, but it worked as well as you could expect it to there. 9:26PM 82 mins Jamie Vardy is coming on. Mahrez the man to make way. Shinji Okazaki replaces Kelechi Iheanacho, so there won't be a hat-trick for him. Congratulations to Jon Moss for becoming a pub quiz answer— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) January 16, 2018 9:26PM 81 mins All Leicester now, and indeed all Iheanacho, who has gone close to a hat-trick with a shot. Iborra gets up from the corner and heads not far wide. 9:24PM GOAL! VIA VAR! SCENES! Another VAR! Oh our cup runneth over. This time it is to check an offside flag after Leicester have the ball in the net. Really good run from Mahrez, who takes his time to slide the ball through for Iheanacho. He races onto the ball and applies the finish with a lovely little chip. But the linesman has flagged! They're going to take a look at this on VAR... Credit: BT Sport 2  ... he is just onside! It is overturned! That's it! A little moment of history: the decision is overturned and the goal is awarded. Leicester 2 Fleetwood 0 (Iheanacho 77) 9:19PM 72 mins Dempsey is booked. Bobby Grant replaces Markus Schwabl. 9:15PM 71 mins A VAR HAS HAPPENED!!!!! The ball is lofted into the Fleetwood box. Leicester want a penalty because they think Pond is fouling Iborra  "No penalty" is the initial verdict from Referee Moss. There is not enough evidence of a "clear and obvious" error so the decision of "no penalty" stands. 9:14PM Vaaaaaar, me hearties 61' | Leicester have the ball in the net - but it's ruled out. Ref checking with VAR - still no goal, good decision. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:09PM 64 mins Albrighton delivers a corner, Iborra heading not far over. Double change for Fleetwood... �� | #ftfc subs. Burns and Cole on, McAleny and Hiwula off. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:08PM Scarecrow tactics Little by little @RobbieSavage8 is morphing into Worzel Gummidge. pic.twitter.com/WFcv1wbagx— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 16, 2018 9:07PM 61 mins Leicester have the ball in the net, Iheanacho there just outside the six-yard box slotting it home from the pull-back, but it was just out. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:02PM 56 mins Ball is played into the Fleetwood box. Benalouane flails a leg, Pond has attempted a headed-clearance just a foot or so from the ground, and he gets an unpleasant whack in the head for his trouble. Tough customer, but he needs a moment. 9:00PM 54 mins Slimani is getting the hook and is acting with a sort of exaggerated befuddlement, the sort of hamming that one sees in an amateur dramatic production when the stage direction says "looks shocked". Marc Albrighton replaces him. 8:58PM Shane O'Leary writes: "'Sometimes you just need a bit more quality' muses a man who drifted through too many games like a curly-permed Hugh Grant" 8:55PM 50 mins Iheanacho and Slimani link up very nicely. The former takes his time and chips the ball through. Slimani lets the ball drift across his body and hits a right-footed effort. Doesn't catch it right. Decent chance for what would presumably be the killer second goal. 8:51PM 47 mins "Sometimes you just need a bit more quality," muses Steve McManaman as a decent Fleetwood move peters out thanks to poor passing. 8:50PM 46 mins The second half is underway and the player looking to take it by the scruff of the neck is Gray. Bright and busy, but he runs into trouble. 8:49PM Uwe enjoying a hot drink Credit: BT Sport 2 Jamie Vardy has just pinged a 50-yarder into the top corner as the teams were coming out. Respectful, muted celebration against his old club.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 8:47PM Over to the Fleetwood social media team �� | Half-time. @LCFC 1-0 #ftfc. @CMcAleny and @_kyledempsey have gone close for Town, who have been the better side. Iheanacho's late goal the difference so far. pic.twitter.com/WL80gHbgtp— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:34PM Half time: Leicester City 1 Fleetwood Town 0 Leicester had more of the ball but it was in fact Fleetwood who enjoyed the superior chances in an admittedly rather drab half. One moment of real incision from the Premier League team was all it took for the lead. Shame. Can Fleetwood rally after half time? 8:33PM 44 mins Adrien Silva gets the ball and is soon having his foot stamped on by Glendon. Sore one on a cold night, and a booking for the Fleetwood player. 8:32PM GOAL! Leicester! It's Iheanacho! Bit of a nothing ball pumped forard, but Iheanacho manages to knock it to  Slimani, who plays an instant, accurate ball back. It's opened Fleetwood up, Iheanacho slots it calmly away and that's the lead. Finally Fleetwood are bested, after an entire match and 43 minutes. 8:30PM 40 mins Uwe Rosler having a word with Cole on the bench. Bit wet of Rosler not to play his actual best player. Came up with some rot about having to face Blackburn at the weekend and managing his resources. It's the FA Cup, sir! The FA Cup. 8:26PM 36 mins Best moment of the match, a really nice little move from Fleetwood as Hiwula-Mayifuila plays a cute little lay-off for the onrushing Dempsey who cracks a sweet shot at goal. Tipped over! Possibly a bit belt-and-braces from the Leicester keeper, I think that would have most likely gone over. But he could hardly take that risk. Corner. 38' | Corner played short to Jones, but his shot is blocked - before McAleny heads Glendon's cross wide. Come on, lads! (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:23PM 33 mins Hiwula-Mayifuila down the right. Benalouane with a nasty lunge. Ref plays advantage but it doesn't come to a lot. Then booked. 8:21PM 30 mins Mahrez is fouled a yard or two outside the box and the player himself will be the one to take the kick. This is CLOSE! Oof, that took a coat of paint off on the way past the upright. Credit: BT Sport 2 8:16PM 27 mins Shot! McAleny with a break, decent run this. He curls a shot at goal that is palmed away by Jakupovic, who maybe makes a bit of a meal of it.  8:14PM 25 mins McAleny has a shot from distance but that is easy for Jakupovic. Mahrez plays it in. Pond heads behind for a corner. perhaps overcautious, he had a bit of time there. 8:11PM 20 mins Claims, but wafer-thin ones. 20' | Cries for a penalty for #ftfc as Bell and Amartey collide in the penalty area. Not given. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:06PM 19 mins Iheanacho is booked for a foul as he brushes past McAleny, who went down as quickly, cheaply and theatrically as he possibly could. Premier League quality tumble. 8:03PM 16 mins Pond is there to clear as a cross comes in from the left. 8:01PM 12 mins Amartey has done well to get clear down the right, but very poorly to cross the ball straight at the keeper. Neal barely has to move. 7:58PM 11 mins LCFC camped in the FTFC final third, playing header-tennis, but it's all hands to the pump for the lower league side and eventually they manage to clear. Old boy: Jamie Vardy, pictured here in his Fleetwood Town days, will start on the bench for Leicester City tonight Credit: Action 7:56PM 8 mins Still, they have a freekick. Big Bolger up from centre half. The ball sails over everyone. 7:55PM 7 mins Sorry, I rather drifted off there. It is a quiet start to proceedings. Fleetwood are playing quite nicely but a long way from goal. 7' | Dempsey looking sharp, a neat little pass to McAleny who is fouled. Free-kick to be played in... (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:51PM 4 mins Fever reducer. I’m not saying Cup replay fever hasn’t hit Leicester, but.... pic.twitter.com/3YQPOV67O5— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 7:50PM 3 mins A lot of LCFC fans have given this one a swerve. 3' | Decent start from #ftfc, and a super start from the #codarmy. Singing their hearts out - the only noise in the ground. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:49PM 2 mins But it is the hosts who are nearly in right away! Mahrez with a good ball to free Iheanacho. Fleetwood are lucky that he makes a horlicks of the pass, because the defence was very stretched there. 7:47PM 1 mins Fleetwood Town kick off. 7:46PM Oh, VAR is available I should say. Hope we get to use it. Leicester: Jakupovic, Amartey, Dragovic, Benalouane, Fuchs,  Mahrez, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs:  Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Maguire, Okazaki, Ndidi, Barnes. Fleetwood Town: Neal, Jones, Bolger, Pond, Bell, Glendon,  Schwabl, Dempsey, Hiwula, McAleny, Hunter. Subs: Coyle, Burns,  Grant, Cairns, Sowerby, Cargill, Cole. Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)  7:46PM Some seats still available Credit: BT Sport 1 But here's  how we expect the teams to line up 7:43PM Shane is right on all counts Not least "come on Fleetwood." What a result this would be for them. 7:42PM The excellent Shane O'Leary writes Evening Alan, I understand that the Huth 'foot problem' is that it's usually up the jacksie of an opposing player. Come on Fleetwood! 7:29PM Nathan Pond  seems like an excellent fellow. He used to train  with Vardy "he is always very aggressive." Has he ever been tempted to leave Fleetwood? "Nobody's ever wanted me!"  I bet that is not true. Pond, the skipper, has played 460 times for Fleetwood. I hope he can help them to another clean sheet today. If you think otherwise, bet on Leicester to beat Fleetwood at 28/1 with Corals if you are a new customer. 7:24PM Robert Savage's lid Dat hat Credit: BT Sport Peterborough manager Grant McCann has popped along to see the team his lads will be facing in the fourth round. Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage chat to him. 7:20PM Uwe Rosler explains why Devante Cole is on the bench "I am happy what I have in the moment. I can hold what I have. I have to think about Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, we have had 7 games in 22 days." Uwe has left his top scorer out of the XI 6:55PM And here are Fleetwood �� | The teams are in! Here's how #ftfc line up for tonight's @EmiratesFACup fixture at @LCFC... pic.twitter.com/LcyGVTarPo— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 6:53PM Rumours 40 years ago today, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent a thirty-first and final week at #1 on the Billboard 200.— chart flashbacks (@chartflashback) January 14, 2018 6:50PM Leicester City team Tonight's starting XI: Jakupović, Amartey, Dragović, Benalouane, Fuchs, Iborra, Silva, Mahrez (c), Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs: Hamer, Maguire, Ndidi, Albrighton, Barnes, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiFlepic.twitter.com/gBEpbyVBHv— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 6:48PM Shame, Vardy only on the bench Today’s Leicester v Fleetwood team sheet pic.twitter.com/KBltr8X5mf— Rosie Swarbrick (@rosieswarb) January 16, 2018 6:47PM Preview "There’s been a great reaction throughout the town." Journalist Rosie Swarbrick gives us her take on #LeiFle �� https://t.co/TTkWLre8Dupic.twitter.com/rOzZ1bIxA2— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Rosie (not pictured)  6:20PM Good evening Tyers here, FA Cup third round replay action coming up. Will Jamie Vardy face his former team? Defender Robert Huth could make his first Leicester appearance of the season in the FA Cup third-round replay against Fleetwood on Tuesday. The German centre-back has been sidelined since the summer after ankle surgery and then the recurrence of a foot problem, but Ben Chilwell is banned. Jamie Vardy is fit after missing the first tie against his former club with a groin problem and Matty James is also available, despite hobbling off at Chelsea on Saturday. Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan (both hamstring) are still out. Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Mahrez, Iborra, Choudhury, Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa, Iheanacho. And here is a lovely story by Chris Bascombe about Fleetwood's Markus Schwabl When Fleetwood Town’s German midfielder Markus Schwabl was asked to join the 'Cod Army' he knew so little of the club he rushed to the internet to study its history. Should he and his team mates win at Leicester City in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay he will be enshrining his place in it. Midfielder Schwabl, once of 1860 Munich, was convinced to make the move by compatriot Uwe Rosler. Fleetwood manager Rosler was a colleague of Schwabl’s father, ex-West German international Manfred, at Nurnberg in the early 90s. �� | The lads have arrived at the King Power! pic.twitter.com/PCtxEOPG0w— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018

Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0: VAR history made as offside decision overturned for Kelechi Iheanacho goal

Anyone who came here expecting a dramatic FA Cup night in the traditional sense will have gone home disappointed as Leicester eased through what turned out to be a rather tepid third-round replay. The match did, however, provide English football with its first goal awarded on the say-so of a Video Assistant Referee after Kelechi Iheanacho’s second of the match was given by virtue of an overruled offside decision. The moment came in the 77th minute after Riyad Mahrez’s pass to the former Manchester City striker gave assistant referee Lee Betts a marginal call to which he responded by raising his flag. But after a lengthy pause listening to the advice of VAR Mike Jones from a studio in London, match referee Jonathan Moss made the TV screen shape with his hands and signalled a goal, the remote judgement being that defender Nathan Pond’s trailing foot had just played Iheanacho onside. Inevitably, the delay robbed the moment of spontaneous joy, leaving the players unsure how much to celebrate, the crowd more than a little confused and the Fleetwood manager, Uwe Rosler, complaining that such decisions should be left with the officials on the field for the sake of the game. 76' - Iheanacho goal disallowed ❌ 78' - VAR correctly gives goal ⚽️ 1-0 VAR �� History made as Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to be awarded a goal by VAR in British football! pic.twitter.com/KXsRbVdFou— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 16, 2018 “It was not the reason we lost the tie,” he said. “We lost because after they scored their first goal before half-time they had too much for us in the second half. “But can they really say it was onside for the second goal or are they guessing? Even sometimes VAR is not 100 per cent clear. “We will see in the future how it pans out but in general I say don’t complicate the game. The game is beautiful, let it be pure and also made by human errors of the referee. It makes the game.” Claude Puel, the Leicester manager, who had voiced similar reservations ahead of the match on learning that VAR would be used, allowed himself a smile. “I think it’s perfect now,” he joked, before admitting he still had mixed feelings. “But it meant that a good goal was correctly given,” he added. Hot chip: the VAR excitement took attention away from what was a great finish by Kelechi Iheanacho Credit: Getty Otherwise it had been a match too often lacking in passion in which Fleetwood, perhaps unlucky not to have sprung a shock when the sides drew 0-0 at their Highbury ground 10 days ago, gave a good account of themselves in the first half, when Kyle Dempsey drew a fine, fingertip save from Leicester goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic in their best moment, but faded after going behind two minutes before the break. Iheanacho, one half of a second-string Leicester attack alongside Islam Slimani that nonetheless cost £54 million, converted a chance set up by Slimani to score only his second goal for the club following a £25m move from Manchester City last summer that has yet to deliver a significant return. That moment apart, though, a Leicester side showing eight changes from the weekend had been unimpressive, and it showed on Puel’s face in the technical area.  CLAUDE: “We tried to play in the first half, but it was too comfortable for them to defend. We needed to play forward and get behind them more, which we did much better in the second half.” #LeiFle— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Mahrez, wearing the captain’s armband for the first time in what may be seen as a statement of Puel's intention to keep him at Leicester, had a quiet first half and wasted his best opportunity with a free kick just outside the ‘D’. Fleetwood offered little as an attacking threat in the second half, in which Jamie Vardy, injured for the original tie, was granted his wish with a 10-minute cameo against his old club. By the time he appeared, Iheanacho, who initially seemed to have no quarrel that his second 'goal' had not counted, had played his part in history. 9:44PM Vardy looking absolutely furious and disgusted although he is, in fact, answering some mild questions in perfectly agreeable fashion. Credit: BT Sport 2 Iheanacho says that communication from the officials to the players about the VAR was totally fine, that he did not know himself at the time whether he was onside or offside. No doubt all of these issues will be well covered in the match report from Jon Culley, which will be here very shortly. From me, Alan Tyers, goodnight. 9:40PM Full time: Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0 VAR the winner! And Leicester. Well done to Fleetwood, they were on terms in the first half and it was hard lines that they conceded on 43 minutes. Result wasn't really in doubt after that. Vardy got a late run against his old club. But the match will be remembered for the second goal, which was given offside. Ref Jon Moss called for VAR, the decision was overturned. It took one minute and seven seconds to come up with the correct answer. Iheanacho was credited with the goal, rightly, his second of the match. Full-time: Leicester City 2️⃣-0️⃣ Fleetwood Town Kelechi Iheanacho's double tees up a fourth round trip to Peterborough United ��#LeiFlepic.twitter.com/EhX81gW2e3— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 9:37PM 90 mins Okazaki has tried to nutmeg Polger. Here is what Polger thought about that: a smack in the puss for you, my Premier League friend. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:35PM 88 mins That would have been the cherry on the top / the final cut for Fleetwood: Albrighton whips it in, there is Jamie Vardy, but Bolger clears. 9:33PM 87 mins This is indeed correct. I am very impressed with the Fleetwood social media account. A mine of information. 85' | Burns finds space on the right edge of the area, and shoots at goal but it's saved by Jakupovic. (2-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:31PM 85 mins Fleetwood have flagged and it's just a matter of whether Vardy can notch one now.  The VAR system worked, then. Linesman gave a very, very tight decision wrong. They overturned it after a brief look. Either you like it or you don't, the system, but it worked as well as you could expect it to there. 9:26PM 82 mins Jamie Vardy is coming on. Mahrez the man to make way. Shinji Okazaki replaces Kelechi Iheanacho, so there won't be a hat-trick for him. Congratulations to Jon Moss for becoming a pub quiz answer— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) January 16, 2018 9:26PM 81 mins All Leicester now, and indeed all Iheanacho, who has gone close to a hat-trick with a shot. Iborra gets up from the corner and heads not far wide. 9:24PM GOAL! VIA VAR! SCENES! Another VAR! Oh our cup runneth over. This time it is to check an offside flag after Leicester have the ball in the net. Really good run from Mahrez, who takes his time to slide the ball through for Iheanacho. He races onto the ball and applies the finish with a lovely little chip. But the linesman has flagged! They're going to take a look at this on VAR... Credit: BT Sport 2  ... he is just onside! It is overturned! That's it! A little moment of history: the decision is overturned and the goal is awarded. Leicester 2 Fleetwood 0 (Iheanacho 77) 9:19PM 72 mins Dempsey is booked. Bobby Grant replaces Markus Schwabl. 9:15PM 71 mins A VAR HAS HAPPENED!!!!! The ball is lofted into the Fleetwood box. Leicester want a penalty because they think Pond is fouling Iborra  "No penalty" is the initial verdict from Referee Moss. There is not enough evidence of a "clear and obvious" error so the decision of "no penalty" stands. 9:14PM Vaaaaaar, me hearties 61' | Leicester have the ball in the net - but it's ruled out. Ref checking with VAR - still no goal, good decision. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:09PM 64 mins Albrighton delivers a corner, Iborra heading not far over. Double change for Fleetwood... �� | #ftfc subs. Burns and Cole on, McAleny and Hiwula off. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:08PM Scarecrow tactics Little by little @RobbieSavage8 is morphing into Worzel Gummidge. pic.twitter.com/WFcv1wbagx— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 16, 2018 9:07PM 61 mins Leicester have the ball in the net, Iheanacho there just outside the six-yard box slotting it home from the pull-back, but it was just out. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:02PM 56 mins Ball is played into the Fleetwood box. Benalouane flails a leg, Pond has attempted a headed-clearance just a foot or so from the ground, and he gets an unpleasant whack in the head for his trouble. Tough customer, but he needs a moment. 9:00PM 54 mins Slimani is getting the hook and is acting with a sort of exaggerated befuddlement, the sort of hamming that one sees in an amateur dramatic production when the stage direction says "looks shocked". Marc Albrighton replaces him. 8:58PM Shane O'Leary writes: "'Sometimes you just need a bit more quality' muses a man who drifted through too many games like a curly-permed Hugh Grant" 8:55PM 50 mins Iheanacho and Slimani link up very nicely. The former takes his time and chips the ball through. Slimani lets the ball drift across his body and hits a right-footed effort. Doesn't catch it right. Decent chance for what would presumably be the killer second goal. 8:51PM 47 mins "Sometimes you just need a bit more quality," muses Steve McManaman as a decent Fleetwood move peters out thanks to poor passing. 8:50PM 46 mins The second half is underway and the player looking to take it by the scruff of the neck is Gray. Bright and busy, but he runs into trouble. 8:49PM Uwe enjoying a hot drink Credit: BT Sport 2 Jamie Vardy has just pinged a 50-yarder into the top corner as the teams were coming out. Respectful, muted celebration against his old club.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 8:47PM Over to the Fleetwood social media team �� | Half-time. @LCFC 1-0 #ftfc. @CMcAleny and @_kyledempsey have gone close for Town, who have been the better side. Iheanacho's late goal the difference so far. pic.twitter.com/WL80gHbgtp— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:34PM Half time: Leicester City 1 Fleetwood Town 0 Leicester had more of the ball but it was in fact Fleetwood who enjoyed the superior chances in an admittedly rather drab half. One moment of real incision from the Premier League team was all it took for the lead. Shame. Can Fleetwood rally after half time? 8:33PM 44 mins Adrien Silva gets the ball and is soon having his foot stamped on by Glendon. Sore one on a cold night, and a booking for the Fleetwood player. 8:32PM GOAL! Leicester! It's Iheanacho! Bit of a nothing ball pumped forard, but Iheanacho manages to knock it to  Slimani, who plays an instant, accurate ball back. It's opened Fleetwood up, Iheanacho slots it calmly away and that's the lead. Finally Fleetwood are bested, after an entire match and 43 minutes. 8:30PM 40 mins Uwe Rosler having a word with Cole on the bench. Bit wet of Rosler not to play his actual best player. Came up with some rot about having to face Blackburn at the weekend and managing his resources. It's the FA Cup, sir! The FA Cup. 8:26PM 36 mins Best moment of the match, a really nice little move from Fleetwood as Hiwula-Mayifuila plays a cute little lay-off for the onrushing Dempsey who cracks a sweet shot at goal. Tipped over! Possibly a bit belt-and-braces from the Leicester keeper, I think that would have most likely gone over. But he could hardly take that risk. Corner. 38' | Corner played short to Jones, but his shot is blocked - before McAleny heads Glendon's cross wide. Come on, lads! (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:23PM 33 mins Hiwula-Mayifuila down the right. Benalouane with a nasty lunge. Ref plays advantage but it doesn't come to a lot. Then booked. 8:21PM 30 mins Mahrez is fouled a yard or two outside the box and the player himself will be the one to take the kick. This is CLOSE! Oof, that took a coat of paint off on the way past the upright. Credit: BT Sport 2 8:16PM 27 mins Shot! McAleny with a break, decent run this. He curls a shot at goal that is palmed away by Jakupovic, who maybe makes a bit of a meal of it.  8:14PM 25 mins McAleny has a shot from distance but that is easy for Jakupovic. Mahrez plays it in. Pond heads behind for a corner. perhaps overcautious, he had a bit of time there. 8:11PM 20 mins Claims, but wafer-thin ones. 20' | Cries for a penalty for #ftfc as Bell and Amartey collide in the penalty area. Not given. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:06PM 19 mins Iheanacho is booked for a foul as he brushes past McAleny, who went down as quickly, cheaply and theatrically as he possibly could. Premier League quality tumble. 8:03PM 16 mins Pond is there to clear as a cross comes in from the left. 8:01PM 12 mins Amartey has done well to get clear down the right, but very poorly to cross the ball straight at the keeper. Neal barely has to move. 7:58PM 11 mins LCFC camped in the FTFC final third, playing header-tennis, but it's all hands to the pump for the lower league side and eventually they manage to clear. Old boy: Jamie Vardy, pictured here in his Fleetwood Town days, will start on the bench for Leicester City tonight Credit: Action 7:56PM 8 mins Still, they have a freekick. Big Bolger up from centre half. The ball sails over everyone. 7:55PM 7 mins Sorry, I rather drifted off there. It is a quiet start to proceedings. Fleetwood are playing quite nicely but a long way from goal. 7' | Dempsey looking sharp, a neat little pass to McAleny who is fouled. Free-kick to be played in... (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:51PM 4 mins Fever reducer. I’m not saying Cup replay fever hasn’t hit Leicester, but.... pic.twitter.com/3YQPOV67O5— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 7:50PM 3 mins A lot of LCFC fans have given this one a swerve. 3' | Decent start from #ftfc, and a super start from the #codarmy. Singing their hearts out - the only noise in the ground. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:49PM 2 mins But it is the hosts who are nearly in right away! Mahrez with a good ball to free Iheanacho. Fleetwood are lucky that he makes a horlicks of the pass, because the defence was very stretched there. 7:47PM 1 mins Fleetwood Town kick off. 7:46PM Oh, VAR is available I should say. Hope we get to use it. Leicester: Jakupovic, Amartey, Dragovic, Benalouane, Fuchs,  Mahrez, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs:  Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Maguire, Okazaki, Ndidi, Barnes. Fleetwood Town: Neal, Jones, Bolger, Pond, Bell, Glendon,  Schwabl, Dempsey, Hiwula, McAleny, Hunter. Subs: Coyle, Burns,  Grant, Cairns, Sowerby, Cargill, Cole. Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)  7:46PM Some seats still available Credit: BT Sport 1 But here's  how we expect the teams to line up 7:43PM Shane is right on all counts Not least "come on Fleetwood." What a result this would be for them. 7:42PM The excellent Shane O'Leary writes Evening Alan, I understand that the Huth 'foot problem' is that it's usually up the jacksie of an opposing player. Come on Fleetwood! 7:29PM Nathan Pond  seems like an excellent fellow. He used to train  with Vardy "he is always very aggressive." Has he ever been tempted to leave Fleetwood? "Nobody's ever wanted me!"  I bet that is not true. Pond, the skipper, has played 460 times for Fleetwood. I hope he can help them to another clean sheet today. If you think otherwise, bet on Leicester to beat Fleetwood at 28/1 with Corals if you are a new customer. 7:24PM Robert Savage's lid Dat hat Credit: BT Sport Peterborough manager Grant McCann has popped along to see the team his lads will be facing in the fourth round. Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage chat to him. 7:20PM Uwe Rosler explains why Devante Cole is on the bench "I am happy what I have in the moment. I can hold what I have. I have to think about Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, we have had 7 games in 22 days." Uwe has left his top scorer out of the XI 6:55PM And here are Fleetwood �� | The teams are in! Here's how #ftfc line up for tonight's @EmiratesFACup fixture at @LCFC... pic.twitter.com/LcyGVTarPo— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 6:53PM Rumours 40 years ago today, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent a thirty-first and final week at #1 on the Billboard 200.— chart flashbacks (@chartflashback) January 14, 2018 6:50PM Leicester City team Tonight's starting XI: Jakupović, Amartey, Dragović, Benalouane, Fuchs, Iborra, Silva, Mahrez (c), Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs: Hamer, Maguire, Ndidi, Albrighton, Barnes, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiFlepic.twitter.com/gBEpbyVBHv— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 6:48PM Shame, Vardy only on the bench Today’s Leicester v Fleetwood team sheet pic.twitter.com/KBltr8X5mf— Rosie Swarbrick (@rosieswarb) January 16, 2018 6:47PM Preview "There’s been a great reaction throughout the town." Journalist Rosie Swarbrick gives us her take on #LeiFle �� https://t.co/TTkWLre8Dupic.twitter.com/rOzZ1bIxA2— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Rosie (not pictured)  6:20PM Good evening Tyers here, FA Cup third round replay action coming up. Will Jamie Vardy face his former team? Defender Robert Huth could make his first Leicester appearance of the season in the FA Cup third-round replay against Fleetwood on Tuesday. The German centre-back has been sidelined since the summer after ankle surgery and then the recurrence of a foot problem, but Ben Chilwell is banned. Jamie Vardy is fit after missing the first tie against his former club with a groin problem and Matty James is also available, despite hobbling off at Chelsea on Saturday. Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan (both hamstring) are still out. Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Mahrez, Iborra, Choudhury, Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa, Iheanacho. And here is a lovely story by Chris Bascombe about Fleetwood's Markus Schwabl When Fleetwood Town’s German midfielder Markus Schwabl was asked to join the 'Cod Army' he knew so little of the club he rushed to the internet to study its history. Should he and his team mates win at Leicester City in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay he will be enshrining his place in it. Midfielder Schwabl, once of 1860 Munich, was convinced to make the move by compatriot Uwe Rosler. Fleetwood manager Rosler was a colleague of Schwabl’s father, ex-West German international Manfred, at Nurnberg in the early 90s. �� | The lads have arrived at the King Power! pic.twitter.com/PCtxEOPG0w— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018

Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0: VAR history made as offside decision overturned for Kelechi Iheanacho goal

Anyone who came here expecting a dramatic FA Cup night in the traditional sense will have gone home disappointed as Leicester eased through what turned out to be a rather tepid third-round replay. The match did, however, provide English football with its first goal awarded on the say-so of a Video Assistant Referee after Kelechi Iheanacho’s second of the match was given by virtue of an overruled offside decision. The moment came in the 77th minute after Riyad Mahrez’s pass to the former Manchester City striker gave assistant referee Lee Betts a marginal call to which he responded by raising his flag. But after a lengthy pause listening to the advice of VAR Mike Jones from a studio in London, match referee Jonathan Moss made the TV screen shape with his hands and signalled a goal, the remote judgement being that defender Nathan Pond’s trailing foot had just played Iheanacho onside. Inevitably, the delay robbed the moment of spontaneous joy, leaving the players unsure how much to celebrate, the crowd more than a little confused and the Fleetwood manager, Uwe Rosler, complaining that such decisions should be left with the officials on the field for the sake of the game. 76' - Iheanacho goal disallowed ❌ 78' - VAR correctly gives goal ⚽️ 1-0 VAR �� History made as Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to be awarded a goal by VAR in British football! pic.twitter.com/KXsRbVdFou— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 16, 2018 “It was not the reason we lost the tie,” he said. “We lost because after they scored their first goal before half-time they had too much for us in the second half. “But can they really say it was onside for the second goal or are they guessing? Even sometimes VAR is not 100 per cent clear. “We will see in the future how it pans out but in general I say don’t complicate the game. The game is beautiful, let it be pure and also made by human errors of the referee. It makes the game.” Claude Puel, the Leicester manager, who had voiced similar reservations ahead of the match on learning that VAR would be used, allowed himself a smile. “I think it’s perfect now,” he joked, before admitting he still had mixed feelings. “But it meant that a good goal was correctly given,” he added. Hot chip: the VAR excitement took attention away from what was a great finish by Kelechi Iheanacho Credit: Getty Otherwise it had been a match too often lacking in passion in which Fleetwood, perhaps unlucky not to have sprung a shock when the sides drew 0-0 at their Highbury ground 10 days ago, gave a good account of themselves in the first half, when Kyle Dempsey drew a fine, fingertip save from Leicester goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic in their best moment, but faded after going behind two minutes before the break. Iheanacho, one half of a second-string Leicester attack alongside Islam Slimani that nonetheless cost £54 million, converted a chance set up by Slimani to score only his second goal for the club following a £25m move from Manchester City last summer that has yet to deliver a significant return. That moment apart, though, a Leicester side showing eight changes from the weekend had been unimpressive, and it showed on Puel’s face in the technical area.  CLAUDE: “We tried to play in the first half, but it was too comfortable for them to defend. We needed to play forward and get behind them more, which we did much better in the second half.” #LeiFle— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Mahrez, wearing the captain’s armband for the first time in what may be seen as a statement of Puel's intention to keep him at Leicester, had a quiet first half and wasted his best opportunity with a free kick just outside the ‘D’. Fleetwood offered little as an attacking threat in the second half, in which Jamie Vardy, injured for the original tie, was granted his wish with a 10-minute cameo against his old club. By the time he appeared, Iheanacho, who initially seemed to have no quarrel that his second 'goal' had not counted, had played his part in history. 9:44PM Vardy looking absolutely furious and disgusted although he is, in fact, answering some mild questions in perfectly agreeable fashion. Credit: BT Sport 2 Iheanacho says that communication from the officials to the players about the VAR was totally fine, that he did not know himself at the time whether he was onside or offside. No doubt all of these issues will be well covered in the match report from Jon Culley, which will be here very shortly. From me, Alan Tyers, goodnight. 9:40PM Full time: Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0 VAR the winner! And Leicester. Well done to Fleetwood, they were on terms in the first half and it was hard lines that they conceded on 43 minutes. Result wasn't really in doubt after that. Vardy got a late run against his old club. But the match will be remembered for the second goal, which was given offside. Ref Jon Moss called for VAR, the decision was overturned. It took one minute and seven seconds to come up with the correct answer. Iheanacho was credited with the goal, rightly, his second of the match. Full-time: Leicester City 2️⃣-0️⃣ Fleetwood Town Kelechi Iheanacho's double tees up a fourth round trip to Peterborough United ��#LeiFlepic.twitter.com/EhX81gW2e3— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 9:37PM 90 mins Okazaki has tried to nutmeg Polger. Here is what Polger thought about that: a smack in the puss for you, my Premier League friend. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:35PM 88 mins That would have been the cherry on the top / the final cut for Fleetwood: Albrighton whips it in, there is Jamie Vardy, but Bolger clears. 9:33PM 87 mins This is indeed correct. I am very impressed with the Fleetwood social media account. A mine of information. 85' | Burns finds space on the right edge of the area, and shoots at goal but it's saved by Jakupovic. (2-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:31PM 85 mins Fleetwood have flagged and it's just a matter of whether Vardy can notch one now.  The VAR system worked, then. Linesman gave a very, very tight decision wrong. They overturned it after a brief look. Either you like it or you don't, the system, but it worked as well as you could expect it to there. 9:26PM 82 mins Jamie Vardy is coming on. Mahrez the man to make way. Shinji Okazaki replaces Kelechi Iheanacho, so there won't be a hat-trick for him. Congratulations to Jon Moss for becoming a pub quiz answer— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) January 16, 2018 9:26PM 81 mins All Leicester now, and indeed all Iheanacho, who has gone close to a hat-trick with a shot. Iborra gets up from the corner and heads not far wide. 9:24PM GOAL! VIA VAR! SCENES! Another VAR! Oh our cup runneth over. This time it is to check an offside flag after Leicester have the ball in the net. Really good run from Mahrez, who takes his time to slide the ball through for Iheanacho. He races onto the ball and applies the finish with a lovely little chip. But the linesman has flagged! They're going to take a look at this on VAR... Credit: BT Sport 2  ... he is just onside! It is overturned! That's it! A little moment of history: the decision is overturned and the goal is awarded. Leicester 2 Fleetwood 0 (Iheanacho 77) 9:19PM 72 mins Dempsey is booked. Bobby Grant replaces Markus Schwabl. 9:15PM 71 mins A VAR HAS HAPPENED!!!!! The ball is lofted into the Fleetwood box. Leicester want a penalty because they think Pond is fouling Iborra  "No penalty" is the initial verdict from Referee Moss. There is not enough evidence of a "clear and obvious" error so the decision of "no penalty" stands. 9:14PM Vaaaaaar, me hearties 61' | Leicester have the ball in the net - but it's ruled out. Ref checking with VAR - still no goal, good decision. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:09PM 64 mins Albrighton delivers a corner, Iborra heading not far over. Double change for Fleetwood... �� | #ftfc subs. Burns and Cole on, McAleny and Hiwula off. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:08PM Scarecrow tactics Little by little @RobbieSavage8 is morphing into Worzel Gummidge. pic.twitter.com/WFcv1wbagx— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 16, 2018 9:07PM 61 mins Leicester have the ball in the net, Iheanacho there just outside the six-yard box slotting it home from the pull-back, but it was just out. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:02PM 56 mins Ball is played into the Fleetwood box. Benalouane flails a leg, Pond has attempted a headed-clearance just a foot or so from the ground, and he gets an unpleasant whack in the head for his trouble. Tough customer, but he needs a moment. 9:00PM 54 mins Slimani is getting the hook and is acting with a sort of exaggerated befuddlement, the sort of hamming that one sees in an amateur dramatic production when the stage direction says "looks shocked". Marc Albrighton replaces him. 8:58PM Shane O'Leary writes: "'Sometimes you just need a bit more quality' muses a man who drifted through too many games like a curly-permed Hugh Grant" 8:55PM 50 mins Iheanacho and Slimani link up very nicely. The former takes his time and chips the ball through. Slimani lets the ball drift across his body and hits a right-footed effort. Doesn't catch it right. Decent chance for what would presumably be the killer second goal. 8:51PM 47 mins "Sometimes you just need a bit more quality," muses Steve McManaman as a decent Fleetwood move peters out thanks to poor passing. 8:50PM 46 mins The second half is underway and the player looking to take it by the scruff of the neck is Gray. Bright and busy, but he runs into trouble. 8:49PM Uwe enjoying a hot drink Credit: BT Sport 2 Jamie Vardy has just pinged a 50-yarder into the top corner as the teams were coming out. Respectful, muted celebration against his old club.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 8:47PM Over to the Fleetwood social media team �� | Half-time. @LCFC 1-0 #ftfc. @CMcAleny and @_kyledempsey have gone close for Town, who have been the better side. Iheanacho's late goal the difference so far. pic.twitter.com/WL80gHbgtp— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:34PM Half time: Leicester City 1 Fleetwood Town 0 Leicester had more of the ball but it was in fact Fleetwood who enjoyed the superior chances in an admittedly rather drab half. One moment of real incision from the Premier League team was all it took for the lead. Shame. Can Fleetwood rally after half time? 8:33PM 44 mins Adrien Silva gets the ball and is soon having his foot stamped on by Glendon. Sore one on a cold night, and a booking for the Fleetwood player. 8:32PM GOAL! Leicester! It's Iheanacho! Bit of a nothing ball pumped forard, but Iheanacho manages to knock it to  Slimani, who plays an instant, accurate ball back. It's opened Fleetwood up, Iheanacho slots it calmly away and that's the lead. Finally Fleetwood are bested, after an entire match and 43 minutes. 8:30PM 40 mins Uwe Rosler having a word with Cole on the bench. Bit wet of Rosler not to play his actual best player. Came up with some rot about having to face Blackburn at the weekend and managing his resources. It's the FA Cup, sir! The FA Cup. 8:26PM 36 mins Best moment of the match, a really nice little move from Fleetwood as Hiwula-Mayifuila plays a cute little lay-off for the onrushing Dempsey who cracks a sweet shot at goal. Tipped over! Possibly a bit belt-and-braces from the Leicester keeper, I think that would have most likely gone over. But he could hardly take that risk. Corner. 38' | Corner played short to Jones, but his shot is blocked - before McAleny heads Glendon's cross wide. Come on, lads! (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:23PM 33 mins Hiwula-Mayifuila down the right. Benalouane with a nasty lunge. Ref plays advantage but it doesn't come to a lot. Then booked. 8:21PM 30 mins Mahrez is fouled a yard or two outside the box and the player himself will be the one to take the kick. This is CLOSE! Oof, that took a coat of paint off on the way past the upright. Credit: BT Sport 2 8:16PM 27 mins Shot! McAleny with a break, decent run this. He curls a shot at goal that is palmed away by Jakupovic, who maybe makes a bit of a meal of it.  8:14PM 25 mins McAleny has a shot from distance but that is easy for Jakupovic. Mahrez plays it in. Pond heads behind for a corner. perhaps overcautious, he had a bit of time there. 8:11PM 20 mins Claims, but wafer-thin ones. 20' | Cries for a penalty for #ftfc as Bell and Amartey collide in the penalty area. Not given. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:06PM 19 mins Iheanacho is booked for a foul as he brushes past McAleny, who went down as quickly, cheaply and theatrically as he possibly could. Premier League quality tumble. 8:03PM 16 mins Pond is there to clear as a cross comes in from the left. 8:01PM 12 mins Amartey has done well to get clear down the right, but very poorly to cross the ball straight at the keeper. Neal barely has to move. 7:58PM 11 mins LCFC camped in the FTFC final third, playing header-tennis, but it's all hands to the pump for the lower league side and eventually they manage to clear. Old boy: Jamie Vardy, pictured here in his Fleetwood Town days, will start on the bench for Leicester City tonight Credit: Action 7:56PM 8 mins Still, they have a freekick. Big Bolger up from centre half. The ball sails over everyone. 7:55PM 7 mins Sorry, I rather drifted off there. It is a quiet start to proceedings. Fleetwood are playing quite nicely but a long way from goal. 7' | Dempsey looking sharp, a neat little pass to McAleny who is fouled. Free-kick to be played in... (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:51PM 4 mins Fever reducer. I’m not saying Cup replay fever hasn’t hit Leicester, but.... pic.twitter.com/3YQPOV67O5— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 7:50PM 3 mins A lot of LCFC fans have given this one a swerve. 3' | Decent start from #ftfc, and a super start from the #codarmy. Singing their hearts out - the only noise in the ground. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:49PM 2 mins But it is the hosts who are nearly in right away! Mahrez with a good ball to free Iheanacho. Fleetwood are lucky that he makes a horlicks of the pass, because the defence was very stretched there. 7:47PM 1 mins Fleetwood Town kick off. 7:46PM Oh, VAR is available I should say. Hope we get to use it. Leicester: Jakupovic, Amartey, Dragovic, Benalouane, Fuchs,  Mahrez, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs:  Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Maguire, Okazaki, Ndidi, Barnes. Fleetwood Town: Neal, Jones, Bolger, Pond, Bell, Glendon,  Schwabl, Dempsey, Hiwula, McAleny, Hunter. Subs: Coyle, Burns,  Grant, Cairns, Sowerby, Cargill, Cole. Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)  7:46PM Some seats still available Credit: BT Sport 1 But here's  how we expect the teams to line up 7:43PM Shane is right on all counts Not least "come on Fleetwood." What a result this would be for them. 7:42PM The excellent Shane O'Leary writes Evening Alan, I understand that the Huth 'foot problem' is that it's usually up the jacksie of an opposing player. Come on Fleetwood! 7:29PM Nathan Pond  seems like an excellent fellow. He used to train  with Vardy "he is always very aggressive." Has he ever been tempted to leave Fleetwood? "Nobody's ever wanted me!"  I bet that is not true. Pond, the skipper, has played 460 times for Fleetwood. I hope he can help them to another clean sheet today. If you think otherwise, bet on Leicester to beat Fleetwood at 28/1 with Corals if you are a new customer. 7:24PM Robert Savage's lid Dat hat Credit: BT Sport Peterborough manager Grant McCann has popped along to see the team his lads will be facing in the fourth round. Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage chat to him. 7:20PM Uwe Rosler explains why Devante Cole is on the bench "I am happy what I have in the moment. I can hold what I have. I have to think about Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, we have had 7 games in 22 days." Uwe has left his top scorer out of the XI 6:55PM And here are Fleetwood �� | The teams are in! Here's how #ftfc line up for tonight's @EmiratesFACup fixture at @LCFC... pic.twitter.com/LcyGVTarPo— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 6:53PM Rumours 40 years ago today, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent a thirty-first and final week at #1 on the Billboard 200.— chart flashbacks (@chartflashback) January 14, 2018 6:50PM Leicester City team Tonight's starting XI: Jakupović, Amartey, Dragović, Benalouane, Fuchs, Iborra, Silva, Mahrez (c), Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs: Hamer, Maguire, Ndidi, Albrighton, Barnes, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiFlepic.twitter.com/gBEpbyVBHv— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 6:48PM Shame, Vardy only on the bench Today’s Leicester v Fleetwood team sheet pic.twitter.com/KBltr8X5mf— Rosie Swarbrick (@rosieswarb) January 16, 2018 6:47PM Preview "There’s been a great reaction throughout the town." Journalist Rosie Swarbrick gives us her take on #LeiFle �� https://t.co/TTkWLre8Dupic.twitter.com/rOzZ1bIxA2— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Rosie (not pictured)  6:20PM Good evening Tyers here, FA Cup third round replay action coming up. Will Jamie Vardy face his former team? Defender Robert Huth could make his first Leicester appearance of the season in the FA Cup third-round replay against Fleetwood on Tuesday. The German centre-back has been sidelined since the summer after ankle surgery and then the recurrence of a foot problem, but Ben Chilwell is banned. Jamie Vardy is fit after missing the first tie against his former club with a groin problem and Matty James is also available, despite hobbling off at Chelsea on Saturday. Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan (both hamstring) are still out. Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Mahrez, Iborra, Choudhury, Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa, Iheanacho. And here is a lovely story by Chris Bascombe about Fleetwood's Markus Schwabl When Fleetwood Town’s German midfielder Markus Schwabl was asked to join the 'Cod Army' he knew so little of the club he rushed to the internet to study its history. Should he and his team mates win at Leicester City in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay he will be enshrining his place in it. Midfielder Schwabl, once of 1860 Munich, was convinced to make the move by compatriot Uwe Rosler. Fleetwood manager Rosler was a colleague of Schwabl’s father, ex-West German international Manfred, at Nurnberg in the early 90s. �� | The lads have arrived at the King Power! pic.twitter.com/PCtxEOPG0w— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018

Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0: VAR history made as offside decision overturned for Kelechi Iheanacho goal

Anyone who came here expecting a dramatic FA Cup night in the traditional sense will have gone home disappointed as Leicester eased through what turned out to be a rather tepid third-round replay. The match did, however, provide English football with its first goal awarded on the say-so of a Video Assistant Referee after Kelechi Iheanacho’s second of the match was given by virtue of an overruled offside decision. The moment came in the 77th minute after Riyad Mahrez’s pass to the former Manchester City striker gave assistant referee Lee Betts a marginal call to which he responded by raising his flag. But after a lengthy pause listening to the advice of VAR Mike Jones from a studio in London, match referee Jonathan Moss made the TV screen shape with his hands and signalled a goal, the remote judgement being that defender Nathan Pond’s trailing foot had just played Iheanacho onside. Inevitably, the delay robbed the moment of spontaneous joy, leaving the players unsure how much to celebrate, the crowd more than a little confused and the Fleetwood manager, Uwe Rosler, complaining that such decisions should be left with the officials on the field for the sake of the game. 76' - Iheanacho goal disallowed ❌ 78' - VAR correctly gives goal ⚽️ 1-0 VAR �� History made as Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to be awarded a goal by VAR in British football! pic.twitter.com/KXsRbVdFou— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 16, 2018 “It was not the reason we lost the tie,” he said. “We lost because after they scored their first goal before half-time they had too much for us in the second half. “But can they really say it was onside for the second goal or are they guessing? Even sometimes VAR is not 100 per cent clear. “We will see in the future how it pans out but in general I say don’t complicate the game. The game is beautiful, let it be pure and also made by human errors of the referee. It makes the game.” Claude Puel, the Leicester manager, who had voiced similar reservations ahead of the match on learning that VAR would be used, allowed himself a smile. “I think it’s perfect now,” he joked, before admitting he still had mixed feelings. “But it meant that a good goal was correctly given,” he added. Hot chip: the VAR excitement took attention away from what was a great finish by Kelechi Iheanacho Credit: Getty Otherwise it had been a match too often lacking in passion in which Fleetwood, perhaps unlucky not to have sprung a shock when the sides drew 0-0 at their Highbury ground 10 days ago, gave a good account of themselves in the first half, when Kyle Dempsey drew a fine, fingertip save from Leicester goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic in their best moment, but faded after going behind two minutes before the break. Iheanacho, one half of a second-string Leicester attack alongside Islam Slimani that nonetheless cost £54 million, converted a chance set up by Slimani to score only his second goal for the club following a £25m move from Manchester City last summer that has yet to deliver a significant return. That moment apart, though, a Leicester side showing eight changes from the weekend had been unimpressive, and it showed on Puel’s face in the technical area.  CLAUDE: “We tried to play in the first half, but it was too comfortable for them to defend. We needed to play forward and get behind them more, which we did much better in the second half.” #LeiFle— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Mahrez, wearing the captain’s armband for the first time in what may be seen as a statement of Puel's intention to keep him at Leicester, had a quiet first half and wasted his best opportunity with a free kick just outside the ‘D’. Fleetwood offered little as an attacking threat in the second half, in which Jamie Vardy, injured for the original tie, was granted his wish with a 10-minute cameo against his old club. By the time he appeared, Iheanacho, who initially seemed to have no quarrel that his second 'goal' had not counted, had played his part in history. 9:44PM Vardy looking absolutely furious and disgusted although he is, in fact, answering some mild questions in perfectly agreeable fashion. Credit: BT Sport 2 Iheanacho says that communication from the officials to the players about the VAR was totally fine, that he did not know himself at the time whether he was onside or offside. No doubt all of these issues will be well covered in the match report from Jon Culley, which will be here very shortly. From me, Alan Tyers, goodnight. 9:40PM Full time: Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0 VAR the winner! And Leicester. Well done to Fleetwood, they were on terms in the first half and it was hard lines that they conceded on 43 minutes. Result wasn't really in doubt after that. Vardy got a late run against his old club. But the match will be remembered for the second goal, which was given offside. Ref Jon Moss called for VAR, the decision was overturned. It took one minute and seven seconds to come up with the correct answer. Iheanacho was credited with the goal, rightly, his second of the match. Full-time: Leicester City 2️⃣-0️⃣ Fleetwood Town Kelechi Iheanacho's double tees up a fourth round trip to Peterborough United ��#LeiFlepic.twitter.com/EhX81gW2e3— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 9:37PM 90 mins Okazaki has tried to nutmeg Polger. Here is what Polger thought about that: a smack in the puss for you, my Premier League friend. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:35PM 88 mins That would have been the cherry on the top / the final cut for Fleetwood: Albrighton whips it in, there is Jamie Vardy, but Bolger clears. 9:33PM 87 mins This is indeed correct. I am very impressed with the Fleetwood social media account. A mine of information. 85' | Burns finds space on the right edge of the area, and shoots at goal but it's saved by Jakupovic. (2-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:31PM 85 mins Fleetwood have flagged and it's just a matter of whether Vardy can notch one now.  The VAR system worked, then. Linesman gave a very, very tight decision wrong. They overturned it after a brief look. Either you like it or you don't, the system, but it worked as well as you could expect it to there. 9:26PM 82 mins Jamie Vardy is coming on. Mahrez the man to make way. Shinji Okazaki replaces Kelechi Iheanacho, so there won't be a hat-trick for him. Congratulations to Jon Moss for becoming a pub quiz answer— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) January 16, 2018 9:26PM 81 mins All Leicester now, and indeed all Iheanacho, who has gone close to a hat-trick with a shot. Iborra gets up from the corner and heads not far wide. 9:24PM GOAL! VIA VAR! SCENES! Another VAR! Oh our cup runneth over. This time it is to check an offside flag after Leicester have the ball in the net. Really good run from Mahrez, who takes his time to slide the ball through for Iheanacho. He races onto the ball and applies the finish with a lovely little chip. But the linesman has flagged! They're going to take a look at this on VAR... Credit: BT Sport 2  ... he is just onside! It is overturned! That's it! A little moment of history: the decision is overturned and the goal is awarded. Leicester 2 Fleetwood 0 (Iheanacho 77) 9:19PM 72 mins Dempsey is booked. Bobby Grant replaces Markus Schwabl. 9:15PM 71 mins A VAR HAS HAPPENED!!!!! The ball is lofted into the Fleetwood box. Leicester want a penalty because they think Pond is fouling Iborra  "No penalty" is the initial verdict from Referee Moss. There is not enough evidence of a "clear and obvious" error so the decision of "no penalty" stands. 9:14PM Vaaaaaar, me hearties 61' | Leicester have the ball in the net - but it's ruled out. Ref checking with VAR - still no goal, good decision. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:09PM 64 mins Albrighton delivers a corner, Iborra heading not far over. Double change for Fleetwood... �� | #ftfc subs. Burns and Cole on, McAleny and Hiwula off. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:08PM Scarecrow tactics Little by little @RobbieSavage8 is morphing into Worzel Gummidge. pic.twitter.com/WFcv1wbagx— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 16, 2018 9:07PM 61 mins Leicester have the ball in the net, Iheanacho there just outside the six-yard box slotting it home from the pull-back, but it was just out. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:02PM 56 mins Ball is played into the Fleetwood box. Benalouane flails a leg, Pond has attempted a headed-clearance just a foot or so from the ground, and he gets an unpleasant whack in the head for his trouble. Tough customer, but he needs a moment. 9:00PM 54 mins Slimani is getting the hook and is acting with a sort of exaggerated befuddlement, the sort of hamming that one sees in an amateur dramatic production when the stage direction says "looks shocked". Marc Albrighton replaces him. 8:58PM Shane O'Leary writes: "'Sometimes you just need a bit more quality' muses a man who drifted through too many games like a curly-permed Hugh Grant" 8:55PM 50 mins Iheanacho and Slimani link up very nicely. The former takes his time and chips the ball through. Slimani lets the ball drift across his body and hits a right-footed effort. Doesn't catch it right. Decent chance for what would presumably be the killer second goal. 8:51PM 47 mins "Sometimes you just need a bit more quality," muses Steve McManaman as a decent Fleetwood move peters out thanks to poor passing. 8:50PM 46 mins The second half is underway and the player looking to take it by the scruff of the neck is Gray. Bright and busy, but he runs into trouble. 8:49PM Uwe enjoying a hot drink Credit: BT Sport 2 Jamie Vardy has just pinged a 50-yarder into the top corner as the teams were coming out. Respectful, muted celebration against his old club.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 8:47PM Over to the Fleetwood social media team �� | Half-time. @LCFC 1-0 #ftfc. @CMcAleny and @_kyledempsey have gone close for Town, who have been the better side. Iheanacho's late goal the difference so far. pic.twitter.com/WL80gHbgtp— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:34PM Half time: Leicester City 1 Fleetwood Town 0 Leicester had more of the ball but it was in fact Fleetwood who enjoyed the superior chances in an admittedly rather drab half. One moment of real incision from the Premier League team was all it took for the lead. Shame. Can Fleetwood rally after half time? 8:33PM 44 mins Adrien Silva gets the ball and is soon having his foot stamped on by Glendon. Sore one on a cold night, and a booking for the Fleetwood player. 8:32PM GOAL! Leicester! It's Iheanacho! Bit of a nothing ball pumped forard, but Iheanacho manages to knock it to  Slimani, who plays an instant, accurate ball back. It's opened Fleetwood up, Iheanacho slots it calmly away and that's the lead. Finally Fleetwood are bested, after an entire match and 43 minutes. 8:30PM 40 mins Uwe Rosler having a word with Cole on the bench. Bit wet of Rosler not to play his actual best player. Came up with some rot about having to face Blackburn at the weekend and managing his resources. It's the FA Cup, sir! The FA Cup. 8:26PM 36 mins Best moment of the match, a really nice little move from Fleetwood as Hiwula-Mayifuila plays a cute little lay-off for the onrushing Dempsey who cracks a sweet shot at goal. Tipped over! Possibly a bit belt-and-braces from the Leicester keeper, I think that would have most likely gone over. But he could hardly take that risk. Corner. 38' | Corner played short to Jones, but his shot is blocked - before McAleny heads Glendon's cross wide. Come on, lads! (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:23PM 33 mins Hiwula-Mayifuila down the right. Benalouane with a nasty lunge. Ref plays advantage but it doesn't come to a lot. Then booked. 8:21PM 30 mins Mahrez is fouled a yard or two outside the box and the player himself will be the one to take the kick. This is CLOSE! Oof, that took a coat of paint off on the way past the upright. Credit: BT Sport 2 8:16PM 27 mins Shot! McAleny with a break, decent run this. He curls a shot at goal that is palmed away by Jakupovic, who maybe makes a bit of a meal of it.  8:14PM 25 mins McAleny has a shot from distance but that is easy for Jakupovic. Mahrez plays it in. Pond heads behind for a corner. perhaps overcautious, he had a bit of time there. 8:11PM 20 mins Claims, but wafer-thin ones. 20' | Cries for a penalty for #ftfc as Bell and Amartey collide in the penalty area. Not given. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:06PM 19 mins Iheanacho is booked for a foul as he brushes past McAleny, who went down as quickly, cheaply and theatrically as he possibly could. Premier League quality tumble. 8:03PM 16 mins Pond is there to clear as a cross comes in from the left. 8:01PM 12 mins Amartey has done well to get clear down the right, but very poorly to cross the ball straight at the keeper. Neal barely has to move. 7:58PM 11 mins LCFC camped in the FTFC final third, playing header-tennis, but it's all hands to the pump for the lower league side and eventually they manage to clear. Old boy: Jamie Vardy, pictured here in his Fleetwood Town days, will start on the bench for Leicester City tonight Credit: Action 7:56PM 8 mins Still, they have a freekick. Big Bolger up from centre half. The ball sails over everyone. 7:55PM 7 mins Sorry, I rather drifted off there. It is a quiet start to proceedings. Fleetwood are playing quite nicely but a long way from goal. 7' | Dempsey looking sharp, a neat little pass to McAleny who is fouled. Free-kick to be played in... (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:51PM 4 mins Fever reducer. I’m not saying Cup replay fever hasn’t hit Leicester, but.... pic.twitter.com/3YQPOV67O5— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 7:50PM 3 mins A lot of LCFC fans have given this one a swerve. 3' | Decent start from #ftfc, and a super start from the #codarmy. Singing their hearts out - the only noise in the ground. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:49PM 2 mins But it is the hosts who are nearly in right away! Mahrez with a good ball to free Iheanacho. Fleetwood are lucky that he makes a horlicks of the pass, because the defence was very stretched there. 7:47PM 1 mins Fleetwood Town kick off. 7:46PM Oh, VAR is available I should say. Hope we get to use it. Leicester: Jakupovic, Amartey, Dragovic, Benalouane, Fuchs,  Mahrez, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs:  Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Maguire, Okazaki, Ndidi, Barnes. Fleetwood Town: Neal, Jones, Bolger, Pond, Bell, Glendon,  Schwabl, Dempsey, Hiwula, McAleny, Hunter. Subs: Coyle, Burns,  Grant, Cairns, Sowerby, Cargill, Cole. Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)  7:46PM Some seats still available Credit: BT Sport 1 But here's  how we expect the teams to line up 7:43PM Shane is right on all counts Not least "come on Fleetwood." What a result this would be for them. 7:42PM The excellent Shane O'Leary writes Evening Alan, I understand that the Huth 'foot problem' is that it's usually up the jacksie of an opposing player. Come on Fleetwood! 7:29PM Nathan Pond  seems like an excellent fellow. He used to train  with Vardy "he is always very aggressive." Has he ever been tempted to leave Fleetwood? "Nobody's ever wanted me!"  I bet that is not true. Pond, the skipper, has played 460 times for Fleetwood. I hope he can help them to another clean sheet today. If you think otherwise, bet on Leicester to beat Fleetwood at 28/1 with Corals if you are a new customer. 7:24PM Robert Savage's lid Dat hat Credit: BT Sport Peterborough manager Grant McCann has popped along to see the team his lads will be facing in the fourth round. Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage chat to him. 7:20PM Uwe Rosler explains why Devante Cole is on the bench "I am happy what I have in the moment. I can hold what I have. I have to think about Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, we have had 7 games in 22 days." Uwe has left his top scorer out of the XI 6:55PM And here are Fleetwood �� | The teams are in! Here's how #ftfc line up for tonight's @EmiratesFACup fixture at @LCFC... pic.twitter.com/LcyGVTarPo— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 6:53PM Rumours 40 years ago today, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent a thirty-first and final week at #1 on the Billboard 200.— chart flashbacks (@chartflashback) January 14, 2018 6:50PM Leicester City team Tonight's starting XI: Jakupović, Amartey, Dragović, Benalouane, Fuchs, Iborra, Silva, Mahrez (c), Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs: Hamer, Maguire, Ndidi, Albrighton, Barnes, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiFlepic.twitter.com/gBEpbyVBHv— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 6:48PM Shame, Vardy only on the bench Today’s Leicester v Fleetwood team sheet pic.twitter.com/KBltr8X5mf— Rosie Swarbrick (@rosieswarb) January 16, 2018 6:47PM Preview "There’s been a great reaction throughout the town." Journalist Rosie Swarbrick gives us her take on #LeiFle �� https://t.co/TTkWLre8Dupic.twitter.com/rOzZ1bIxA2— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Rosie (not pictured)  6:20PM Good evening Tyers here, FA Cup third round replay action coming up. Will Jamie Vardy face his former team? Defender Robert Huth could make his first Leicester appearance of the season in the FA Cup third-round replay against Fleetwood on Tuesday. The German centre-back has been sidelined since the summer after ankle surgery and then the recurrence of a foot problem, but Ben Chilwell is banned. Jamie Vardy is fit after missing the first tie against his former club with a groin problem and Matty James is also available, despite hobbling off at Chelsea on Saturday. Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan (both hamstring) are still out. Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Mahrez, Iborra, Choudhury, Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa, Iheanacho. And here is a lovely story by Chris Bascombe about Fleetwood's Markus Schwabl When Fleetwood Town’s German midfielder Markus Schwabl was asked to join the 'Cod Army' he knew so little of the club he rushed to the internet to study its history. Should he and his team mates win at Leicester City in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay he will be enshrining his place in it. Midfielder Schwabl, once of 1860 Munich, was convinced to make the move by compatriot Uwe Rosler. Fleetwood manager Rosler was a colleague of Schwabl’s father, ex-West German international Manfred, at Nurnberg in the early 90s. �� | The lads have arrived at the King Power! pic.twitter.com/PCtxEOPG0w— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018

Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0: VAR history made as offside decision overturned for Kelechi Iheanacho goal

Anyone who came here expecting a dramatic FA Cup night in the traditional sense will have gone home disappointed as Leicester eased through what turned out to be a rather tepid third-round replay. The match did, however, provide English football with its first goal awarded on the say-so of a Video Assistant Referee after Kelechi Iheanacho’s second of the match was given by virtue of an overruled offside decision. The moment came in the 77th minute after Riyad Mahrez’s pass to the former Manchester City striker gave assistant referee Lee Betts a marginal call to which he responded by raising his flag. But after a lengthy pause listening to the advice of VAR Mike Jones from a studio in London, match referee Jonathan Moss made the TV screen shape with his hands and signalled a goal, the remote judgement being that defender Nathan Pond’s trailing foot had just played Iheanacho onside. Inevitably, the delay robbed the moment of spontaneous joy, leaving the players unsure how much to celebrate, the crowd more than a little confused and the Fleetwood manager, Uwe Rosler, complaining that such decisions should be left with the officials on the field for the sake of the game. 76' - Iheanacho goal disallowed ❌ 78' - VAR correctly gives goal ⚽️ 1-0 VAR �� History made as Kelechi Iheanacho becomes the first player to be awarded a goal by VAR in British football! pic.twitter.com/KXsRbVdFou— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 16, 2018 “It was not the reason we lost the tie,” he said. “We lost because after they scored their first goal before half-time they had too much for us in the second half. “But can they really say it was onside for the second goal or are they guessing? Even sometimes VAR is not 100 per cent clear. “We will see in the future how it pans out but in general I say don’t complicate the game. The game is beautiful, let it be pure and also made by human errors of the referee. It makes the game.” Claude Puel, the Leicester manager, who had voiced similar reservations ahead of the match on learning that VAR would be used, allowed himself a smile. “I think it’s perfect now,” he joked, before admitting he still had mixed feelings. “But it meant that a good goal was correctly given,” he added. Hot chip: the VAR excitement took attention away from what was a great finish by Kelechi Iheanacho Credit: Getty Otherwise it had been a match too often lacking in passion in which Fleetwood, perhaps unlucky not to have sprung a shock when the sides drew 0-0 at their Highbury ground 10 days ago, gave a good account of themselves in the first half, when Kyle Dempsey drew a fine, fingertip save from Leicester goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic in their best moment, but faded after going behind two minutes before the break. Iheanacho, one half of a second-string Leicester attack alongside Islam Slimani that nonetheless cost £54 million, converted a chance set up by Slimani to score only his second goal for the club following a £25m move from Manchester City last summer that has yet to deliver a significant return. That moment apart, though, a Leicester side showing eight changes from the weekend had been unimpressive, and it showed on Puel’s face in the technical area.  CLAUDE: “We tried to play in the first half, but it was too comfortable for them to defend. We needed to play forward and get behind them more, which we did much better in the second half.” #LeiFle— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Mahrez, wearing the captain’s armband for the first time in what may be seen as a statement of Puel's intention to keep him at Leicester, had a quiet first half and wasted his best opportunity with a free kick just outside the ‘D’. Fleetwood offered little as an attacking threat in the second half, in which Jamie Vardy, injured for the original tie, was granted his wish with a 10-minute cameo against his old club. By the time he appeared, Iheanacho, who initially seemed to have no quarrel that his second 'goal' had not counted, had played his part in history. 9:44PM Vardy looking absolutely furious and disgusted although he is, in fact, answering some mild questions in perfectly agreeable fashion. Credit: BT Sport 2 Iheanacho says that communication from the officials to the players about the VAR was totally fine, that he did not know himself at the time whether he was onside or offside. No doubt all of these issues will be well covered in the match report from Jon Culley, which will be here very shortly. From me, Alan Tyers, goodnight. 9:40PM Full time: Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0 VAR the winner! And Leicester. Well done to Fleetwood, they were on terms in the first half and it was hard lines that they conceded on 43 minutes. Result wasn't really in doubt after that. Vardy got a late run against his old club. But the match will be remembered for the second goal, which was given offside. Ref Jon Moss called for VAR, the decision was overturned. It took one minute and seven seconds to come up with the correct answer. Iheanacho was credited with the goal, rightly, his second of the match. Full-time: Leicester City 2️⃣-0️⃣ Fleetwood Town Kelechi Iheanacho's double tees up a fourth round trip to Peterborough United ��#LeiFlepic.twitter.com/EhX81gW2e3— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 9:37PM 90 mins Okazaki has tried to nutmeg Polger. Here is what Polger thought about that: a smack in the puss for you, my Premier League friend. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:35PM 88 mins That would have been the cherry on the top / the final cut for Fleetwood: Albrighton whips it in, there is Jamie Vardy, but Bolger clears. 9:33PM 87 mins This is indeed correct. I am very impressed with the Fleetwood social media account. A mine of information. 85' | Burns finds space on the right edge of the area, and shoots at goal but it's saved by Jakupovic. (2-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:31PM 85 mins Fleetwood have flagged and it's just a matter of whether Vardy can notch one now.  The VAR system worked, then. Linesman gave a very, very tight decision wrong. They overturned it after a brief look. Either you like it or you don't, the system, but it worked as well as you could expect it to there. 9:26PM 82 mins Jamie Vardy is coming on. Mahrez the man to make way. Shinji Okazaki replaces Kelechi Iheanacho, so there won't be a hat-trick for him. Congratulations to Jon Moss for becoming a pub quiz answer— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) January 16, 2018 9:26PM 81 mins All Leicester now, and indeed all Iheanacho, who has gone close to a hat-trick with a shot. Iborra gets up from the corner and heads not far wide. 9:24PM GOAL! VIA VAR! SCENES! Another VAR! Oh our cup runneth over. This time it is to check an offside flag after Leicester have the ball in the net. Really good run from Mahrez, who takes his time to slide the ball through for Iheanacho. He races onto the ball and applies the finish with a lovely little chip. But the linesman has flagged! They're going to take a look at this on VAR... Credit: BT Sport 2  ... he is just onside! It is overturned! That's it! A little moment of history: the decision is overturned and the goal is awarded. Leicester 2 Fleetwood 0 (Iheanacho 77) 9:19PM 72 mins Dempsey is booked. Bobby Grant replaces Markus Schwabl. 9:15PM 71 mins A VAR HAS HAPPENED!!!!! The ball is lofted into the Fleetwood box. Leicester want a penalty because they think Pond is fouling Iborra  "No penalty" is the initial verdict from Referee Moss. There is not enough evidence of a "clear and obvious" error so the decision of "no penalty" stands. 9:14PM Vaaaaaar, me hearties 61' | Leicester have the ball in the net - but it's ruled out. Ref checking with VAR - still no goal, good decision. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:09PM 64 mins Albrighton delivers a corner, Iborra heading not far over. Double change for Fleetwood... �� | #ftfc subs. Burns and Cole on, McAleny and Hiwula off. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:08PM Scarecrow tactics Little by little @RobbieSavage8 is morphing into Worzel Gummidge. pic.twitter.com/WFcv1wbagx— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 16, 2018 9:07PM 61 mins Leicester have the ball in the net, Iheanacho there just outside the six-yard box slotting it home from the pull-back, but it was just out. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:02PM 56 mins Ball is played into the Fleetwood box. Benalouane flails a leg, Pond has attempted a headed-clearance just a foot or so from the ground, and he gets an unpleasant whack in the head for his trouble. Tough customer, but he needs a moment. 9:00PM 54 mins Slimani is getting the hook and is acting with a sort of exaggerated befuddlement, the sort of hamming that one sees in an amateur dramatic production when the stage direction says "looks shocked". Marc Albrighton replaces him. 8:58PM Shane O'Leary writes: "'Sometimes you just need a bit more quality' muses a man who drifted through too many games like a curly-permed Hugh Grant" 8:55PM 50 mins Iheanacho and Slimani link up very nicely. The former takes his time and chips the ball through. Slimani lets the ball drift across his body and hits a right-footed effort. Doesn't catch it right. Decent chance for what would presumably be the killer second goal. 8:51PM 47 mins "Sometimes you just need a bit more quality," muses Steve McManaman as a decent Fleetwood move peters out thanks to poor passing. 8:50PM 46 mins The second half is underway and the player looking to take it by the scruff of the neck is Gray. Bright and busy, but he runs into trouble. 8:49PM Uwe enjoying a hot drink Credit: BT Sport 2 Jamie Vardy has just pinged a 50-yarder into the top corner as the teams were coming out. Respectful, muted celebration against his old club.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 8:47PM Over to the Fleetwood social media team �� | Half-time. @LCFC 1-0 #ftfc. @CMcAleny and @_kyledempsey have gone close for Town, who have been the better side. Iheanacho's late goal the difference so far. pic.twitter.com/WL80gHbgtp— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:34PM Half time: Leicester City 1 Fleetwood Town 0 Leicester had more of the ball but it was in fact Fleetwood who enjoyed the superior chances in an admittedly rather drab half. One moment of real incision from the Premier League team was all it took for the lead. Shame. Can Fleetwood rally after half time? 8:33PM 44 mins Adrien Silva gets the ball and is soon having his foot stamped on by Glendon. Sore one on a cold night, and a booking for the Fleetwood player. 8:32PM GOAL! Leicester! It's Iheanacho! Bit of a nothing ball pumped forard, but Iheanacho manages to knock it to  Slimani, who plays an instant, accurate ball back. It's opened Fleetwood up, Iheanacho slots it calmly away and that's the lead. Finally Fleetwood are bested, after an entire match and 43 minutes. 8:30PM 40 mins Uwe Rosler having a word with Cole on the bench. Bit wet of Rosler not to play his actual best player. Came up with some rot about having to face Blackburn at the weekend and managing his resources. It's the FA Cup, sir! The FA Cup. 8:26PM 36 mins Best moment of the match, a really nice little move from Fleetwood as Hiwula-Mayifuila plays a cute little lay-off for the onrushing Dempsey who cracks a sweet shot at goal. Tipped over! Possibly a bit belt-and-braces from the Leicester keeper, I think that would have most likely gone over. But he could hardly take that risk. Corner. 38' | Corner played short to Jones, but his shot is blocked - before McAleny heads Glendon's cross wide. Come on, lads! (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:23PM 33 mins Hiwula-Mayifuila down the right. Benalouane with a nasty lunge. Ref plays advantage but it doesn't come to a lot. Then booked. 8:21PM 30 mins Mahrez is fouled a yard or two outside the box and the player himself will be the one to take the kick. This is CLOSE! Oof, that took a coat of paint off on the way past the upright. Credit: BT Sport 2 8:16PM 27 mins Shot! McAleny with a break, decent run this. He curls a shot at goal that is palmed away by Jakupovic, who maybe makes a bit of a meal of it.  8:14PM 25 mins McAleny has a shot from distance but that is easy for Jakupovic. Mahrez plays it in. Pond heads behind for a corner. perhaps overcautious, he had a bit of time there. 8:11PM 20 mins Claims, but wafer-thin ones. 20' | Cries for a penalty for #ftfc as Bell and Amartey collide in the penalty area. Not given. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:06PM 19 mins Iheanacho is booked for a foul as he brushes past McAleny, who went down as quickly, cheaply and theatrically as he possibly could. Premier League quality tumble. 8:03PM 16 mins Pond is there to clear as a cross comes in from the left. 8:01PM 12 mins Amartey has done well to get clear down the right, but very poorly to cross the ball straight at the keeper. Neal barely has to move. 7:58PM 11 mins LCFC camped in the FTFC final third, playing header-tennis, but it's all hands to the pump for the lower league side and eventually they manage to clear. Old boy: Jamie Vardy, pictured here in his Fleetwood Town days, will start on the bench for Leicester City tonight Credit: Action 7:56PM 8 mins Still, they have a freekick. Big Bolger up from centre half. The ball sails over everyone. 7:55PM 7 mins Sorry, I rather drifted off there. It is a quiet start to proceedings. Fleetwood are playing quite nicely but a long way from goal. 7' | Dempsey looking sharp, a neat little pass to McAleny who is fouled. Free-kick to be played in... (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:51PM 4 mins Fever reducer. I’m not saying Cup replay fever hasn’t hit Leicester, but.... pic.twitter.com/3YQPOV67O5— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 7:50PM 3 mins A lot of LCFC fans have given this one a swerve. 3' | Decent start from #ftfc, and a super start from the #codarmy. Singing their hearts out - the only noise in the ground. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:49PM 2 mins But it is the hosts who are nearly in right away! Mahrez with a good ball to free Iheanacho. Fleetwood are lucky that he makes a horlicks of the pass, because the defence was very stretched there. 7:47PM 1 mins Fleetwood Town kick off. 7:46PM Oh, VAR is available I should say. Hope we get to use it. Leicester: Jakupovic, Amartey, Dragovic, Benalouane, Fuchs,  Mahrez, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs:  Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Maguire, Okazaki, Ndidi, Barnes. Fleetwood Town: Neal, Jones, Bolger, Pond, Bell, Glendon,  Schwabl, Dempsey, Hiwula, McAleny, Hunter. Subs: Coyle, Burns,  Grant, Cairns, Sowerby, Cargill, Cole. Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)  7:46PM Some seats still available Credit: BT Sport 1 But here's  how we expect the teams to line up 7:43PM Shane is right on all counts Not least "come on Fleetwood." What a result this would be for them. 7:42PM The excellent Shane O'Leary writes Evening Alan, I understand that the Huth 'foot problem' is that it's usually up the jacksie of an opposing player. Come on Fleetwood! 7:29PM Nathan Pond  seems like an excellent fellow. He used to train  with Vardy "he is always very aggressive." Has he ever been tempted to leave Fleetwood? "Nobody's ever wanted me!"  I bet that is not true. Pond, the skipper, has played 460 times for Fleetwood. I hope he can help them to another clean sheet today. If you think otherwise, bet on Leicester to beat Fleetwood at 28/1 with Corals if you are a new customer. 7:24PM Robert Savage's lid Dat hat Credit: BT Sport Peterborough manager Grant McCann has popped along to see the team his lads will be facing in the fourth round. Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage chat to him. 7:20PM Uwe Rosler explains why Devante Cole is on the bench "I am happy what I have in the moment. I can hold what I have. I have to think about Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, we have had 7 games in 22 days." Uwe has left his top scorer out of the XI 6:55PM And here are Fleetwood �� | The teams are in! Here's how #ftfc line up for tonight's @EmiratesFACup fixture at @LCFC... pic.twitter.com/LcyGVTarPo— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 6:53PM Rumours 40 years ago today, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent a thirty-first and final week at #1 on the Billboard 200.— chart flashbacks (@chartflashback) January 14, 2018 6:50PM Leicester City team Tonight's starting XI: Jakupović, Amartey, Dragović, Benalouane, Fuchs, Iborra, Silva, Mahrez (c), Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs: Hamer, Maguire, Ndidi, Albrighton, Barnes, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiFlepic.twitter.com/gBEpbyVBHv— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 6:48PM Shame, Vardy only on the bench Today’s Leicester v Fleetwood team sheet pic.twitter.com/KBltr8X5mf— Rosie Swarbrick (@rosieswarb) January 16, 2018 6:47PM Preview "There’s been a great reaction throughout the town." Journalist Rosie Swarbrick gives us her take on #LeiFle �� https://t.co/TTkWLre8Dupic.twitter.com/rOzZ1bIxA2— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Rosie (not pictured)  6:20PM Good evening Tyers here, FA Cup third round replay action coming up. Will Jamie Vardy face his former team? Defender Robert Huth could make his first Leicester appearance of the season in the FA Cup third-round replay against Fleetwood on Tuesday. The German centre-back has been sidelined since the summer after ankle surgery and then the recurrence of a foot problem, but Ben Chilwell is banned. Jamie Vardy is fit after missing the first tie against his former club with a groin problem and Matty James is also available, despite hobbling off at Chelsea on Saturday. Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan (both hamstring) are still out. Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Mahrez, Iborra, Choudhury, Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa, Iheanacho. And here is a lovely story by Chris Bascombe about Fleetwood's Markus Schwabl When Fleetwood Town’s German midfielder Markus Schwabl was asked to join the 'Cod Army' he knew so little of the club he rushed to the internet to study its history. Should he and his team mates win at Leicester City in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay he will be enshrining his place in it. Midfielder Schwabl, once of 1860 Munich, was convinced to make the move by compatriot Uwe Rosler. Fleetwood manager Rosler was a colleague of Schwabl’s father, ex-West German international Manfred, at Nurnberg in the early 90s. �� | The lads have arrived at the King Power! pic.twitter.com/PCtxEOPG0w— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018

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Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp, left, shakes hands with Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola prior to the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield Stadium, in Liverpool, England, Sunday Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp, left, shakes hands with Manchester City's manager Pep Guardiola prior to the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield Stadium, in Liverpool, England, Sunday Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

Bad memory of Manchester United collapse gives Phil Jones hope they can still hunt down rivals Man City

Phil Jones is convinced Manchester United can still hunt down rivals Manchester City in the Premier League title race. United closed the gap on City to 12 points with Monday’s 3-0 victory over Stoke after the Premier League leaders suffered their first domestic defeat since April in the 4-3 loss at Liverpool on Sunday. Jose Mourinho’s side will have the opportunity to reduce that gap to nine points if they beat Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon and apply more pressure on City before they face Newcastle United in the evening kick-off. Jones has never forgotten how United blew an eight-point lead with six matches to go in his first campaign in 2011/12, when City clinched the title on goal difference on the final day of the season. City would have to suffer a spectacular collapse and United would need to be near perfect over the remaining 15 league games for a similar situation to materialise, but Jones will not give up hope. “Football’s football, never say never,” the United defender said. “I remember in my first season we were eight points clear, absolutely cruising, no way we’d let the lead slip and we lost it on the final day. Football’s football. “People can say what they want but we’ll continue to be positive and push forward. You never know. It happened in 2012 to us so why not? It was a big, big game for us on Monday with points to be played for and teams dropping points around us. It’s another big game on Saturday against Burnley.” United could be given an added boost if they sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, after City pulled out of the running for the Chile striker, but Jones insists the players will not allow that situation to affect their focus. “No, we just go about what we do best - keep playing, it’s not up to us, it’s not down to us,” Jones said. “We know just as much as you guys. He’s a good player but it doesn’t mean to say he’s going to come to United. We’ll have to see. “If someone new comes in the door then obviously it’s a positive move for United but it’s not up to us, we just do the business on the pitch.” How would Alexis Sanchez fit in at Manchester United, and who loses out most? Jones believes United’s warm-weather break in Dubai last week gave the squad a perfect opportunity to recharge their batteries and hopes it will stand them in good stead as they try to chase down City. “It was very good, I can’t remember the last time we all trained together because of little knocks, and even if players had a little knock and needed a little rest everybody was out together, everybody was bonding and gelling,” he said. “Obviously we’d like to be in the League Cup but unfortunate circumstances allowed us to go [to Dubai]. “It was a good trip, a positive trip, you’ve seen the lads looked fresh and hopefully that will kick us on for the rest of the season.”

Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0: VAR history made as offside decision overturned for Iheanacho goal

  Anyone who came here expecting a dramatic night in the traditional sense will have gone home disappointed as Leicester eased through what turned out to be a rather tepid third-round replay. It did, however, provide English football with its first goal awarded by the Video Assistant Referee after the second of Kelechi Iheanacho’s two goals on the night was given after an offside decision was overruled. It came after 77 minutes when Riyad Mahrez’s pass gave assistant referee Lee Betts a marginal call to which he responded by raising his flag. But after a lengthy pause listening to the advice of VAR Michael Jones from a studio in London, referee Jonathan Moss made the TV screen shape with his hands and signalled a goal. The delay meant the moment was diluted in terms of spontaneous celebration, but it was the right decision. Fleetwood Town manager Uwe Rosler adopted a conservative approach based on a well-organised defence with the knowledge that the likes of Jordy Hiwula and Conor McAleny had the pace to stretch Leicester on the counter-attack. Indeed, the contest was more than 20 minutes old before either side attempted anything that could be described as a shot and. when one did come. it was from a Fleetwood player, McAleny stretching Eldin Jakupovic. With the “Cod Army” contingent comfortably outsinging the home supporters in a thin crowd, the visitors now became more ambitious and they were close to taking the lead after 36 minutes, when Hunter and Hiwula worked a shooting chance for Kyle Dempsey, whose clean strike from the edge of the box would have gone in but for Jakupovic extending an arm to tip it over the bar. Yet it was Leicester who reached half-time in front. Islam Slimani and Kelechi Iheanacho may not represent a first-choice front two, yet they did cost £54 million between them and they combined to break the deadlock in the 43rd minute when Slimani seized on a poor header by defender Cian Bolger to release Iheanacho with an instant ball over the top. Former Manchester City striker Iheanacho has looked something of a misfit since his move to Leicester last summer, with only two Premier League starts so far. Yet the way he took his chance here was a reminder of the qualities that stood out for a while at the Etihad, reacting to the pass with a well-timed run and simply guiding the ball past goalkeeper Chris Neal. It was only his second goal as a Leicester player, the first having come in an EFL Cup tie last October. That moment apart, though, a Leicester side showing eight changes from the weekend had been unimpressive, and it showed on the face of manager Claude Puel in the technical area. CLAUDE: “We tried to play in the first half, but it was too comfortable for them to defend. We needed to play forward and get behind them more, which we did much better in the second half.” #LeiFle— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Riyad Mahrez, wearing the captain’s armband for the first time as one of the three retained from the draw at Chelsea, had a quiet first half and wasted his best opportunity with a free kick just outside the box. Puel had plenty in reserve, however, with Jamie Vardy among those on the bench and, having missed the first match through injury, eager for a run-out against the team that launched his rise to stardom. Had it not been for Iheanacho, the Frenchman might have spent half-time wondering how quickly he should make changes. In the event, his team started the second half on the front foot and should have doubled their lead, but Slimani mishit a volley from a good pass by Iheanacho in what would be his last act of note before Puel did make a change, although it was Marc Albrighton rather than Vardy who replaced him 10 minutes after the restart. Fleetwood offered little as an attacking threat in the second half. Vardy was granted his wish with a 10-minute cameo, by which time Iheanacho, who initially seemed to have no quarrel that his second “goal” had not counted, had played his part in history. 9:44PM Vardy looking absolutely furious and disgusted although he is, in fact, answering some mild questions in perfectly agreeable fashion. Credit: BT Sport 2 Iheanacho says that communication from the officials to the players about the VAR was totally fine, that he did not know himself at the time whether he was onside or offside. No doubt all of these issues will be well covered in the match report from Jon Culley, which will be here very shortly. From me, Alan Tyers, goodnight. 9:40PM Full time: Leicester City 2 Fleetwood Town 0 VAR the winner! And Leicester. Well done to Fleetwood, they were on terms in the first half and it was hard lines that they conceded on 43 minutes. Result wasn't really in doubt after that. Vardy got a late run against his old club. But the match will be remembered for the second goal, which was given offside. Ref Jon Moss called for VAR, the decision was overturned. It took one minute and seven seconds to come up with the correct answer. Iheanacho was credited with the goal, rightly, his second of the match. Full-time: Leicester City 2️⃣-0️⃣ Fleetwood Town Kelechi Iheanacho's double tees up a fourth round trip to Peterborough United ��#LeiFlepic.twitter.com/EhX81gW2e3— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 9:37PM 90 mins Okazaki has tried to nutmeg Polger. Here is what Polger thought about that: a smack in the puss for you, my Premier League friend. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:35PM 88 mins That would have been the cherry on the top / the final cut for Fleetwood: Albrighton whips it in, there is Jamie Vardy, but Bolger clears. 9:33PM 87 mins This is indeed correct. I am very impressed with the Fleetwood social media account. A mine of information. 85' | Burns finds space on the right edge of the area, and shoots at goal but it's saved by Jakupovic. (2-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:31PM 85 mins Fleetwood have flagged and it's just a matter of whether Vardy can notch one now.  The VAR system worked, then. Linesman gave a very, very tight decision wrong. They overturned it after a brief look. Either you like it or you don't, the system, but it worked as well as you could expect it to there. 9:26PM 82 mins Jamie Vardy is coming on. Mahrez the man to make way. Shinji Okazaki replaces Kelechi Iheanacho, so there won't be a hat-trick for him. Congratulations to Jon Moss for becoming a pub quiz answer— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) January 16, 2018 9:26PM 81 mins All Leicester now, and indeed all Iheanacho, who has gone close to a hat-trick with a shot. Iborra gets up from the corner and heads not far wide. 9:24PM GOAL! VIA VAR! SCENES! Another VAR! Oh our cup runneth over. This time it is to check an offside flag after Leicester have the ball in the net. Really good run from Mahrez, who takes his time to slide the ball through for Iheanacho. He races onto the ball and applies the finish with a lovely little chip. But the linesman has flagged! They're going to take a look at this on VAR... Credit: BT Sport 2  ... he is just onside! It is overturned! That's it! A little moment of history: the decision is overturned and the goal is awarded. Leicester 2 Fleetwood 0 (Iheanacho 77) 9:19PM 72 mins Dempsey is booked. Bobby Grant replaces Markus Schwabl. 9:15PM 71 mins A VAR HAS HAPPENED!!!!! The ball is lofted into the Fleetwood box. Leicester want a penalty because they think Pond is fouling Iborra  "No penalty" is the initial verdict from Referee Moss. There is not enough evidence of a "clear and obvious" error so the decision of "no penalty" stands. 9:14PM Vaaaaaar, me hearties 61' | Leicester have the ball in the net - but it's ruled out. Ref checking with VAR - still no goal, good decision. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:09PM 64 mins Albrighton delivers a corner, Iborra heading not far over. Double change for Fleetwood... �� | #ftfc subs. Burns and Cole on, McAleny and Hiwula off. (1-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 9:08PM Scarecrow tactics Little by little @RobbieSavage8 is morphing into Worzel Gummidge. pic.twitter.com/WFcv1wbagx— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 16, 2018 9:07PM 61 mins Leicester have the ball in the net, Iheanacho there just outside the six-yard box slotting it home from the pull-back, but it was just out. Credit: BT Sport 2 9:02PM 56 mins Ball is played into the Fleetwood box. Benalouane flails a leg, Pond has attempted a headed-clearance just a foot or so from the ground, and he gets an unpleasant whack in the head for his trouble. Tough customer, but he needs a moment. 9:00PM 54 mins Slimani is getting the hook and is acting with a sort of exaggerated befuddlement, the sort of hamming that one sees in an amateur dramatic production when the stage direction says "looks shocked". Marc Albrighton replaces him. 8:58PM Shane O'Leary writes: "'Sometimes you just need a bit more quality' muses a man who drifted through too many games like a curly-permed Hugh Grant" 8:55PM 50 mins Iheanacho and Slimani link up very nicely. The former takes his time and chips the ball through. Slimani lets the ball drift across his body and hits a right-footed effort. Doesn't catch it right. Decent chance for what would presumably be the killer second goal. 8:51PM 47 mins "Sometimes you just need a bit more quality," muses Steve McManaman as a decent Fleetwood move peters out thanks to poor passing. 8:50PM 46 mins The second half is underway and the player looking to take it by the scruff of the neck is Gray. Bright and busy, but he runs into trouble. 8:49PM Uwe enjoying a hot drink Credit: BT Sport 2 Jamie Vardy has just pinged a 50-yarder into the top corner as the teams were coming out. Respectful, muted celebration against his old club.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 8:47PM Over to the Fleetwood social media team �� | Half-time. @LCFC 1-0 #ftfc. @CMcAleny and @_kyledempsey have gone close for Town, who have been the better side. Iheanacho's late goal the difference so far. pic.twitter.com/WL80gHbgtp— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:34PM Half time: Leicester City 1 Fleetwood Town 0 Leicester had more of the ball but it was in fact Fleetwood who enjoyed the superior chances in an admittedly rather drab half. One moment of real incision from the Premier League team was all it took for the lead. Shame. Can Fleetwood rally after half time? 8:33PM 44 mins Adrien Silva gets the ball and is soon having his foot stamped on by Glendon. Sore one on a cold night, and a booking for the Fleetwood player. 8:32PM GOAL! Leicester! It's Iheanacho! Bit of a nothing ball pumped forard, but Iheanacho manages to knock it to  Slimani, who plays an instant, accurate ball back. It's opened Fleetwood up, Iheanacho slots it calmly away and that's the lead. Finally Fleetwood are bested, after an entire match and 43 minutes. 8:30PM 40 mins Uwe Rosler having a word with Cole on the bench. Bit wet of Rosler not to play his actual best player. Came up with some rot about having to face Blackburn at the weekend and managing his resources. It's the FA Cup, sir! The FA Cup. 8:26PM 36 mins Best moment of the match, a really nice little move from Fleetwood as Hiwula-Mayifuila plays a cute little lay-off for the onrushing Dempsey who cracks a sweet shot at goal. Tipped over! Possibly a bit belt-and-braces from the Leicester keeper, I think that would have most likely gone over. But he could hardly take that risk. Corner. 38' | Corner played short to Jones, but his shot is blocked - before McAleny heads Glendon's cross wide. Come on, lads! (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:23PM 33 mins Hiwula-Mayifuila down the right. Benalouane with a nasty lunge. Ref plays advantage but it doesn't come to a lot. Then booked. 8:21PM 30 mins Mahrez is fouled a yard or two outside the box and the player himself will be the one to take the kick. This is CLOSE! Oof, that took a coat of paint off on the way past the upright. Credit: BT Sport 2 8:16PM 27 mins Shot! McAleny with a break, decent run this. He curls a shot at goal that is palmed away by Jakupovic, who maybe makes a bit of a meal of it.  8:14PM 25 mins McAleny has a shot from distance but that is easy for Jakupovic. Mahrez plays it in. Pond heads behind for a corner. perhaps overcautious, he had a bit of time there. 8:11PM 20 mins Claims, but wafer-thin ones. 20' | Cries for a penalty for #ftfc as Bell and Amartey collide in the penalty area. Not given. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 8:06PM 19 mins Iheanacho is booked for a foul as he brushes past McAleny, who went down as quickly, cheaply and theatrically as he possibly could. Premier League quality tumble. 8:03PM 16 mins Pond is there to clear as a cross comes in from the left. 8:01PM 12 mins Amartey has done well to get clear down the right, but very poorly to cross the ball straight at the keeper. Neal barely has to move. 7:58PM 11 mins LCFC camped in the FTFC final third, playing header-tennis, but it's all hands to the pump for the lower league side and eventually they manage to clear. Old boy: Jamie Vardy, pictured here in his Fleetwood Town days, will start on the bench for Leicester City tonight Credit: Action 7:56PM 8 mins Still, they have a freekick. Big Bolger up from centre half. The ball sails over everyone. 7:55PM 7 mins Sorry, I rather drifted off there. It is a quiet start to proceedings. Fleetwood are playing quite nicely but a long way from goal. 7' | Dempsey looking sharp, a neat little pass to McAleny who is fouled. Free-kick to be played in... (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:51PM 4 mins Fever reducer. I’m not saying Cup replay fever hasn’t hit Leicester, but.... pic.twitter.com/3YQPOV67O5— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 16, 2018 7:50PM 3 mins A lot of LCFC fans have given this one a swerve. 3' | Decent start from #ftfc, and a super start from the #codarmy. Singing their hearts out - the only noise in the ground. (0-0)— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 7:49PM 2 mins But it is the hosts who are nearly in right away! Mahrez with a good ball to free Iheanacho. Fleetwood are lucky that he makes a horlicks of the pass, because the defence was very stretched there. 7:47PM 1 mins Fleetwood Town kick off. 7:46PM Oh, VAR is available I should say. Hope we get to use it. Leicester: Jakupovic, Amartey, Dragovic, Benalouane, Fuchs,  Mahrez, Adrien Silva, Iborra, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs:  Vardy, Albrighton, Hamer, Maguire, Okazaki, Ndidi, Barnes. Fleetwood Town: Neal, Jones, Bolger, Pond, Bell, Glendon,  Schwabl, Dempsey, Hiwula, McAleny, Hunter. Subs: Coyle, Burns,  Grant, Cairns, Sowerby, Cargill, Cole. Referee: Jonathan Moss (County Durham)  7:46PM Some seats still available Credit: BT Sport 1 But here's  how we expect the teams to line up 7:43PM Shane is right on all counts Not least "come on Fleetwood." What a result this would be for them. 7:42PM The excellent Shane O'Leary writes Evening Alan, I understand that the Huth 'foot problem' is that it's usually up the jacksie of an opposing player. Come on Fleetwood! 7:29PM Nathan Pond  seems like an excellent fellow. He used to train  with Vardy "he is always very aggressive." Has he ever been tempted to leave Fleetwood? "Nobody's ever wanted me!"  I bet that is not true. Pond, the skipper, has played 460 times for Fleetwood. I hope he can help them to another clean sheet today. If you think otherwise, bet on Leicester to beat Fleetwood at 28/1 with Corals if you are a new customer. 7:24PM Robert Savage's lid Dat hat Credit: BT Sport Peterborough manager Grant McCann has popped along to see the team his lads will be facing in the fourth round. Owen Hargreaves and Robbie Savage chat to him. 7:20PM Uwe Rosler explains why Devante Cole is on the bench "I am happy what I have in the moment. I can hold what I have. I have to think about Blackburn Rovers at the weekend, we have had 7 games in 22 days." Uwe has left his top scorer out of the XI 6:55PM And here are Fleetwood �� | The teams are in! Here's how #ftfc line up for tonight's @EmiratesFACup fixture at @LCFC... pic.twitter.com/LcyGVTarPo— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018 6:53PM Rumours 40 years ago today, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' spent a thirty-first and final week at #1 on the Billboard 200.— chart flashbacks (@chartflashback) January 14, 2018 6:50PM Leicester City team Tonight's starting XI: Jakupović, Amartey, Dragović, Benalouane, Fuchs, Iborra, Silva, Mahrez (c), Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani. Subs: Hamer, Maguire, Ndidi, Albrighton, Barnes, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiFlepic.twitter.com/gBEpbyVBHv— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 6:48PM Shame, Vardy only on the bench Today’s Leicester v Fleetwood team sheet pic.twitter.com/KBltr8X5mf— Rosie Swarbrick (@rosieswarb) January 16, 2018 6:47PM Preview "There’s been a great reaction throughout the town." Journalist Rosie Swarbrick gives us her take on #LeiFle �� https://t.co/TTkWLre8Dupic.twitter.com/rOzZ1bIxA2— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 16, 2018 Rosie (not pictured)  6:20PM Good evening Tyers here, FA Cup third round replay action coming up. Will Jamie Vardy face his former team? Defender Robert Huth could make his first Leicester appearance of the season in the FA Cup third-round replay against Fleetwood on Tuesday. The German centre-back has been sidelined since the summer after ankle surgery and then the recurrence of a foot problem, but Ben Chilwell is banned. Jamie Vardy is fit after missing the first tie against his former club with a groin problem and Matty James is also available, despite hobbling off at Chelsea on Saturday. Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan (both hamstring) are still out. Provisional squad: Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic, Maguire, Huth, Fuchs, Benalouane, Dragovic, James, King, Albrighton, Amartey, Gray, Silva, Ndidi, Mahrez, Iborra, Choudhury, Musa, Vardy, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa, Iheanacho. And here is a lovely story by Chris Bascombe about Fleetwood's Markus Schwabl When Fleetwood Town’s German midfielder Markus Schwabl was asked to join the 'Cod Army' he knew so little of the club he rushed to the internet to study its history. Should he and his team mates win at Leicester City in Tuesday’s FA Cup replay he will be enshrining his place in it. Midfielder Schwabl, once of 1860 Munich, was convinced to make the move by compatriot Uwe Rosler. Fleetwood manager Rosler was a colleague of Schwabl’s father, ex-West German international Manfred, at Nurnberg in the early 90s. �� | The lads have arrived at the King Power! pic.twitter.com/PCtxEOPG0w— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) January 16, 2018

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