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Leicester City Dump Bournemouth Out of FA Cup with Extra Time Drama

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In a thrilling FA Cup tie, Championship side Leicester City pulled off an impressive upset by defeating Premier League outfit Bournemouth 1-0 in extra time on Tuesday. The match saw Zambian international Patson Daka dropped to the bench, as manager Enzo Maresca opted for a change in tactics following two consecutive league defeats.

Leicester started the game brightly, creating a few early chances, but neither team could break the deadlock in the first half. As the match progressed, it became clear that this would be a closely contested affair, with both teams struggling to assert dominance.

In the second half, Maresca made a tactical change, introducing Kelechi Iheanacho in place of Thomas Cannon, who had started in place of the rested Daka. The substitution almost paid dividends immediately, as Iheanacho’s pace and skill caused problems for the Bournemouth defense.

Despite a valiant effort from both teams, the score remained 0-0 at the end of regular time, forcing the tie into extra time. With the prospect of penalties looming, both sets of players pushed for a winning goal, and it was Leicester who finally made the breakthrough in the 105th minute.

Second-half substitute Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, who had replaced Jamie Vardy in the 90th minute, capitalized on a clever assist from Kelechi Iheanacho to fire the ball into the back of the net, sending the home fans into raptures.

Leicester City managed to hold on to their slender lead for the remaining 15 minutes of extra time, securing their place in the next round of the competition. Despite Bournemouth’s late attempts to equalize, the Foxes’ defense stood firm, ensuring a memorable victory for the Championship side.

For Patson Daka, who watched the entire match from the bench, it was a bittersweet evening. While his team secured a famous win, the Zambian forward would have undoubtedly been eager to contribute on the pitch.

Nevertheless, the result will surely provide a morale boost for the Foxes, who will be looking to return to winning ways in the Championship and continue their FA Cup adventure. With the quality of players like Daka and Iheanacho in their ranks, there is certainly reason for optimism amongst the Leicester City faithful.

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