There is an argument that says VAR will cost a manager his job and we are now set to find out if that is true.
Deep into injury time and Marco Silva, Everton’s embattled head coach, had seen a much-improved performance from his side when Kelechi Ihenancho, the Leicester substitute, dashed through. He put the ball past Jordan Pickford but a flag had gone up to disallow the goal.
No guesses for what happened next. A referral to Stockley Park, an agonising wait; little yellow and black lines were dragged around a screen and then the decision: goal. As the King Power Stadium erupted in joyous celebration, Silva went from being on the brink of a point to simply on the brink.
Kelechi Iheanacho scores a last-gasp winner for Leicester to seal comeback victory
Iheanacho wheels away in celebration as Jamie Vardy (R) rushes to congratulate him
There was a short delay as VAR checked whether or not the Nigerian had strayed offside
The forward is congratulated by his team-mates after snatching the three points at the death
LEICESTER (4-3-3): Schmeichel 6; Pereira 7, Evans 7, Soyuncu 6, Chilwell 7; Ndidi 8 Maddison 6.5 Tielemans 7; Perez 5 (Ihenacho 60mins 7), Vardy 7.5, Barnes 6 (Albrighton 82mins) Subs not used: Ward (GK), Justin, Morgan, Choudhury, Praet
Goals: Vardy (69), Ihenacho (90+5)
Manager: Brendan Rodgers 7
EVERTON (3-5-2): Pickford 7: Keane 6, Mina 6, Holgate 5: Sidibe 7.5, Davies 5.5, Sigurdsson 6.5, Iwobi 5 (Kean 78mins), Digne 6: Richarlison 7, Calvert-Lewin 6 (Schneiderlin 78mins) Subs not used: Lossl (GK), Tosun, Baines, Bernard, Gordon
Goals: Richarlison (22)
Manager: Marco Silva 6
Referee: Graham Scott 6
Man-of-the-Match: Wilfried Ndidi
Leicester’s impressively progressive season continues to flourish but where Everton and Silva go from here is a question that only Farhad Moshiri, the club’s major shareholder, can answer. They have suffered some dreadful blows so far but this season but this one may prove fatal.
It would take someone with a heart of flint not to have sympathy with the Portuguese, who looked like a man that had lost his last five pound note in a photo finish when the verdict on Ihenancho’s goal was returned. His side had played well but the bare statistic leaves him looking bankrupt.
Thing is, he didn’t deserve this. Everton showed spirit; they fought and they did everything they could – but will it mean anything to Moshiri? If he limps on to the Merseyside derby on Wednesday, another defeat will surely signal the end.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more
For all that he had