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Tielemans thanks VAR for granting Leicester the FA Cup victory

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Youri Tielemans saluted VAR for helping Leicester City beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup for the first time in their history.

Youri Tielemans thanked the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to rescue Leicester City from the grasp of Chelsea in the dying minutes of the game.

The Foxes beat the Londoners by 1-0 to secure their first-ever FA Cup trophy on Saturday night. Tielemans banged the only goal of the match in the second half after a steady first 45 minutes.

However, just at the end, Chelsea seemed to have pulled the equaliser as Wes Morgan scored an own goal. But, the new technology helped Leicester as Ben Chilwell was found to be slightly offside. 

The Belgian was delighted to support VAR’s decision right after the full-time whistle. He spoke to BT Sport of the late moment: “Thank you VAR! Really, what an amazing thing that is!” Tielemans laughed when asked about the decision.” 

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

Having won the world’s oldest competition for the first time, Tielemans was very pleased to talk about the entire Leicester family.

He told BBC: “It feels really good! It’s amazing! I am really glad to score the goal that helped the team to win the game.” 

“It was a really tight game. To score in the final … what a goal that was! I am really happy for the team and the fans! The goal was really good!

“It is really special to have the fans in today. I hope everyone was safe. And the fans watching it from home, I hope they are proud of us. I am sure they are.”

“It is emotional for Top (the nickname of owner Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha) and his family because they built this club towards glory. We will give everything for the men who built this club and its legacy.”

“Something special started when they won the league, and we have just built it up and hopefully we can continue. We have a very important game on Tuesday. We will enjoy and celebrate and think about Tuesday later on!”