Abdul Fatawu’s extra-time thunderbolt fires Leicester past Bournemouth

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After 43 largely forgettable shots and a penalty shootout looming ominously for both Bournemouth and Leicester, naturally the winner in a low-quality game was a beauty. The extra-time interval was imminent when the substitute Abdul Fatawu took matters into his own hands, sending a superb left-foot shot curling into the top corner to earn Leicester a spot in the FA Cup quarter-finals. After a blip in their assault on the Championship, this was a welcome boon for Leicester.

Fatawu, the forward on loan from Sporting, collected fellow substitute Kelechi Iheanacho’s pass on the edge of the box, shuffled the ball out of his feet and past Milos Kerkez to buy a peek of the Bournemouth goal before dispatching an unstoppable strike. Fatawu charged off in celebration towards the away fans spread across two stands. Many of the earlier wayward efforts were comical, bordering on slapstick, keeping the ballboys on their toes throughout.

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Written by Ben Fisher at the Vitality Stadium
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2024/feb/27/bournemouth-leicester-fa-cup-fifth-round-match-report under the title “Abdul Fatawu’s extra-time thunderbolt fires Leicester past Bournemouth”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.