Watch Leicester fans celebrate in pub as VAR comes to rescue and disallows Ben Chilwell’s dramatic late equaliser

Watch Leicester fans celebrate in pub as VAR comes to rescue and disallows Ben Chilwell’s dramatic late equaliser

May 17, 2021

LEICESTER fans raved after Chelsea's equaliser was disallowed for offside by VAR in the FA Cup Final.

The Foxes beat the Blues 1-0 at Wembley on Saturday, marking their first ever FA Cup trophy, thanks to Youri Tielemans' second-half screamer.



The west Londoners thought they had equalised after 89 minutes when former King Power favourite Ben Chilwell tapped in a delicious long ball by Thiago Silva and saw the ball deflecting between Caglar Soyuncu as well as Wes Morgan.

Chilwell passionately celebrated the goal against his former team and didn't hold back before the returning crowd at Wembley.

However, VAR had a look and noticed that the left-back was marginally offside and overruled the initial call.

A number of Leicester fans were filmed celebrating the decision with all their heart at a pub as some of them even climbed up the tables.

These scenes made for an unusual situation as not many fans have celebrated a non-goal like this before.

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But that is the impact VAR has had in English football ever since its introduction two years ago.

Many Leicester fans also took to Twitter after the whistle to celebrate their historic achievement.

Some decided to poke fun at Chilwell, who got booed by his former supporters at Wembley.

One fan wrote: "Match ticket £57, train ticket £35, Ben Chilwell knee sliding and punching his badge for it to be ruled out for offside, priceless."

Another tweeted: "Ben Chilwell has to stand there watching the players he thought he was better than get a FA Cup winners medal hahaha."

While a Chelsea fan wrote: "For me the high of seeing Ben Chilwell get the equaliser and then seeing it chalked off a minute later because his big toe is slightly ahead is shattering.

"Always hated VAR and this is beyond a joke."

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel didn't seem to be questioning VAR's decision to overrule Chilwell's goal.

But Tuchel believed the help of technology should have been used after Tielemans' stunner as it appeared like the ball hit Ayoze Perez's hand in the build-up.

The Chelsea manager said: "I’m not an expert in handball any more, I don’t know when it’s handball or not.

“I don’t know any more when they need to punish it or it’s OK to play with the hand.

“In the second half we controlled the match even higher, and we conceded a goal out of nothing, a fantastic goal, but a lucky goal of course.

“And then we have a big chance with Mason [Mount], a fantastic save from [Kasper] Schmeichel, and offside goal, that was very, very close.”

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