Abdul Fatawu’s extra-time strike sinks Bournemouth and sends Leicester into FA Cup final eight | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

A aim in additional time for Abdul Fatawu gave Leicester City a formidable victory over Premier League outfit Bournemouth, to ship them into the quarter finals.

The decisive aim, scored with simply seconds of the primary half of additional time left, was a mark of high quality in a recreation that was changing into sloppy. Fatawu picked up the ball simply outdoors the realm from Kelechi Iheanacho, and related in an ideal option to curve it into the highest nook of the house web.

The hosts made six adjustments to the staff that had misplaced 1-0 at residence to Manchester City however Leicester, the 2021 winners, made 9 adjustments to the staff that had misplaced 3-1 at Leeds.

You might need anticipated such a much-altered staff to battle to search out any early rhythm, however in truth the guests have been faster out of the blocks and compelled Bournemouth again into their very own penalty space.

But they have been unable to get a shot heading in the right direction and the house facet nearly scored with their first assault, Jannik Vestergaard pressured to make a courageous block as Enes Unal, the Turkey striker on mortgage from Getafe, launched himself into an overhead kick contained in the six-yard space. Unal then tried his luck with a free-kick 25 yards out solely to shoot effectively over the crossbar.

Yunus Akgun ought to have received it for Leicester three minutes from time, however shot over the bar with solely Mark Travers to beat.

Despite heightened stress from Bournemouth, the Championship facet held on to safe their passage into the quarter finals.

Leicester City supervisor Enzo Maresca mentioned: “The performance has been very good, I just said even in the last two defeats the performance has been fantastic.

“In football it’s about taking chances, in the previous two games we missed many chances but today we won the game with the goal.

“I’m very happy because we made nine changes, a mix between young players and senior ones.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2024/02/27/bournemouth-vs-leicester-city-fa-cup-fifth-round-report/