FOXES boss Enzo Maresca admitted his side had “been lucky” to defeat Cherries in the FA Cup.

Championship leaders Leicester City advanced to the quarter finals with a 1-0 victory after extra time at Vitality Stadium, with substitutes Abdul Fatawu producing the only moment of quality to settle the tie.

It is the second season in a row Cherries have been upset by the side sitting top of the second tier at home in the FA Cup, last campaign’s champions Burnley 4-2 winners at Dean Court in the third round of the competition 13 months ago.

Speaking after the game, the Italian shared: “We are happy because tonight we missed many chances, but at the end we have been lucky because we could score one goal.

“We try always to share minutes in this kind of game because all of the players deserve the chance.

“Tonight was a mix between many young players and some senior players and in the end, we played a good game.

“The FA Cup is a fantastic competition so when you have the chance to go forward it’s a good one.

“The league is important, the FA Cup is important, but the most important thing for me is the way we perform. Tonight, once again, the performance was good.”