Bournemouth 0-1 Leicester City aet: Abdul Fatawu’s screamer sends Foxes through

A superb extra-time strike from Abdul Fatawu helped Championship leaders Leicester City progress past Premier League Bournemouth into the FA Cup quarter-finals.

The tie finished goalless in normal time, with both sides hitting the post, alongside missing presentable chances.

With the half-time whistle approaching in extra time, Fatawu collected the ball on the edge of the area and curled a shot into the top right corner, via the fingertips of Cherries keeper Mark Travers.

The goal was enough to see Enzo Maresca’s side through to the last eight for the first time since they won the tournament in 2021.

The defeat stretches Bournemouth’s winless run to six games in all competitions but they can now concentrate on securing their Premier League survival, with Andoni Iraola’s side currently eight points clear of the drop zone.

The draw for the quarter-finals takes places at 19:00 GMT on Wednesday and will be streamed live on the BBC Sport website and app.

Bournemouth spurn chances as Leicester dream continues

On Saturday, Bournemouth went toe-to-toe with Manchester City but just lacked the finishing touch to earn a point or more against the Premier League champions.

This was a very similar situation.

Both sides attacked with real intent and pace in the early exchanges but the hosts created the better openings with Luis Sinisterra a livewire down the right.

His cutback saw January signing Enes Unal have a shot blocked on the line, before another pass from the Colombia winger was put over the bar by Alex Scott.

Leicester grew into the half and come closest of all when Marc Albrighton’s low drive cannoned back off the post, before Wanya Marcal’s curling effort was tipped over.

Bournemouth defender Marcos Senesi hit the same post in the early exchanges of the second period, with a left-footed cross drifting over everyone before connecting with the woodwork.

The second half was a more cagey affair but Leicester’s Yunus Akgun had a superb chance to win the tie when through on goal with three minutes remaining but he skied over the bar.

The winner came from the one piece of brilliance in the game and continues what has thus far been a memorable season for Leicester, who are six points clear at the top of the Championship.

With three months remaining, it could yet be an unforgettable one for Maresca and his side.

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AFC Bournemouth

  1. Squad number42Player nameTravers

  2. Squad number15Player nameA Smith

  3. Squad number27Player nameZabarnyi

  4. Squad number25Player nameSenesi

  5. Squad number3Player nameKerkez

  6. Squad number4Player nameL Cook

  7. Squad number14Player nameScott

  8. Squad number17Player nameSinisterra

  9. Squad number29Player nameBilling

  10. Squad number11Player nameOuattara

  11. Squad number26Player nameÜnal

  1. Squad number8Player nameFaivre

  2. Squad number10Player nameChristie

  3. Squad number16Player nameTavernier

  4. Squad number19Player nameKluivert

  5. Squad number24Player nameSemenyo

Leicester City

  1. Squad number41Player nameStolarczyk

  2. Squad number17Player nameChoudhury

  3. Squad number4Player nameCoady

  4. Squad number23Player nameVestergaard

  5. Squad number5Player nameDoyle

  6. Squad number26Player namePraet

  7. Squad number47Player nameRaikhy

  8. Squad number29Player nameAkgün

  9. Squad number11Player nameAlbrighton

  10. Squad number28Player nameCannon

  11. Squad number40Player nameWanya Marçal

  1. Squad number2Player nameJustin

  2. Squad number14Player nameIheanacho

  3. Squad number18Player nameFatawu

  4. Squad number21Player nameRicardo Pereira

  5. Squad number45Player nameNelson



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 42Travers
  • 15A Smith
  • 27Zabarnyi
  • 25SenesiBooked at 57minsSubstituted forTavernierat 73′minutes
  • 3KerkezSubstituted forFaivreat 105′minutes
  • 4L Cook
  • 14ScottBooked at 87mins
  • 17SinisterraSubstituted forKluivertat 90′minutesBooked at 109mins
  • 29Billing
  • 11OuattaraSubstituted forChristieat 73′minutes
  • 26ÜnalBooked at 35minsSubstituted forSemenyoat 45′minutes


  • 6Mepham
  • 8Faivre
  • 10Christie
  • 16Tavernier
  • 19Kluivert
  • 20Radu
  • 24Semenyo
  • 48Kinsey-Wellings


Formation 4-3-3

  • 41Stolarczyk
  • 17Choudhury
  • 4Coady
  • 23Vestergaard
  • 5DoyleBooked at 51minsSubstituted forJustinat 80′minutesBooked at 115mins
  • 26PraetSubstituted forNelsonat 105′minutes
  • 47RaikhyBooked at 37minsSubstituted forRicardo Pereiraat 45′minutesBooked at 112mins
  • 29Akgün
  • 11AlbrightonSubstituted forFatawuat 64′minutesBooked at 96mins
  • 28CannonSubstituted forIheanachoat 64′minutes
  • 40Marçal-Madivadua


  • 1Ward
  • 2Justin
  • 14Iheanacho
  • 15Souttar
  • 18Fatawu
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
  • 45Nelson
  • 46Thomas
  • 76Briggs

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