For the second time in the club’s history, VAR will be used in a competitive match when Fleetwood Town travel to Leicester City on Tuesday night.
The second round tie at the King Power Stadium will be one of three matches using the VAR system – the first time in England where the system will be used at multiple games at the same time.
Supporters in the stadium will be kept abreast of in-game developments, with the same notification process put in place for supporters as was used in the recent Community Shield as the video officials, which are based at Stockley Park, assist the referee in ONLY FOUR match changing situations:
- Penalty/no penalty decisions
- Direct red cards shown or not shown (second yellow cards will not be reviewed)
- Mistaken identity
The original decision of the referee on the pitch can only be changed if a video review shows a clear and obvious error. The referee for the match is Lee Mason, with the VAR official Jon Moss.
Fleetwood Town have only had VAR used in one game before, incidentally at the King Power Stadium against the Foxes in last year’s Emirates FA Cup. The club were the first team in English football history to have a goal awarded against them with the assistance of VAR, when Kelechi Iheanacho scored to put Claude Puel’s side 2-0 up.