Riyad Mahrez’s sensational stoppage-time equaliser snatched a Premier League draw for Leicester City against Bournemouth – and left Cherries manager Eddie Howe “disgusted”.
According to a BBC report, Mahrez curled home a 25-yard free-kick deep into injury time to cancel out Joshua King’s first-half penalty.
“It is a difficult one for us to take,” said Howe. “There were only seconds left. We just had to see it out.”
Howe acknowledged his players had their “backs to the wall” for most of the second half, but felt they had “dug in well”.
He added: “My emotion was a disgusted one to see the goal go in, but you have to admire the technical quality for Riyad Mahrez to score from there.”
Mahrez had earlier chipped tamely at Asmir Begovic, shortly before King was clipped by Marc Albrighton to win a spot-kick he converted.
In a feisty affair, Leicester’s second-half dominance eventually told despite despite Bournemouth’s best efforts to cling on.
Steve Cook produced a vital block from Ben Chilwell, and Kelechi Iheanacho squandered a chance to equalise before Mahrez’s late intervention.
The Foxes remain without a league win since mid-January, but a draw kept them in eighth place. Bournemouth are 11th.