Kelechi Iheanacho scored the first goal awarded by VAR in England in his side’s third-round replay against Fleetwood Town in the FA Cup in 2018.
And the polarising decision review system again ensured the Nigerian international would be able to celebrate after he found the net to hand Leicester a valuable three points against Everton on Sunday.
After sprinting clear of the Toffees defence and finishing with aplomb past Jordan Pickford, Iheanacho’s left-footed effort was initially ruled offside before becoming the match-winning goal.
And after the game, the ecstatic former Manchester City front man demanded to be known as Mr VAR from now onwards.
“I’ve been waiting for this opportunity. I knew one day it’s going to come,” he told Sky Sports. “I’m happy today to get the goal and assisting Jamie.
“You can call me Mr.VAR – I knew it was a goal. I was onside. Happy that VAR gave me it.”
Vardy scored for the sixth consecutive game, and took his league-leading tally to 13 in the process.
The ex-England man felt his high-flying team deserved some breaks and that his sometime strike partner had earned his opportunity.
“We’ve had decisions go against us at the other end and we deserve it,” he told Sky.
“We were having a few chances but they were coming from a bit further out.
“Kelechi caused a few more problems for the defenders, he got us into space and he got the winner which he deserves. He thoroughly deserves this.”
With Chelsea and Manchester City dropping points this weekend, Leicester currently seem the only realistic challenge runaway leaders Liverpool for the title this season.
Vardy said the team is not discussing a repeat of their Premier League triumph of three seasons ago, but are enjoying their great form.
“We’ve not been speaking about that, we’re taking each game as it comes,” he added.
“The first thing is to get each game out the way and get the three points. We have to enjoy this and go again on Wednesday night. We have lots of attacking threat and we’re putting it all together. We’ll just carry on doing what we’re doing.”