STEVE Cook admitted Leicester City’s late leveller against Cherries had been “sickening”.

The defender’s foul on substitute Kelechi Iheanacho led to Riyad Mahrez whipping the resultant free-kick into the net to seal a 1-1 draw.

Being denied three points by the Foxes meant Cherries slipped to 12th in the Premier League after Brighton’s shock 2-1 victory over Arsenal on Sunday.

Cook told the Daily Echo: “It was a sickening body blow for us. I don’t know where they got the seven minutes from but it was a soft goal to concede.

“It was a good free-kick but it was very soft. I think maybe we weren’t set up right and he punished us.”

Asked about Leicester’s celebrations after the final whistle, the centre-half added: “Every point is precious and it means a lot. Maybe we would have celebrated in the same way.

“They were very pleased to nick a point at home against Bournemouth, which shows how far we have come.

“We have been the ones coming back late in recent times. It’s a great feeling when you get a draw out of nothing.”

Cherries’ next test is against Tottenham at Vitality Stadium on Sunday (4pm).