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Brighton boss: Leicester City were just lucky at King Power

Kelechi Iheanacho's header sent Leicester City into the FA quarter-finals for the second time in a row as they pipped Percy Tau's Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 on Wednesday.

Beaten Brighton boss, Graham Potter, insisted the Seagulls were the better side in their FA Cup defeat to Leicester City.

Kelechi Iheanacho’s winner in the final minute of stoppage time sent the Foxes into the quarter-final draw and avoided extra-time following a largely drab tie at the King Power Stadium.

Potter was pleased with his side’s display but admitted the tiring visitors were guilty of “switching off” for the only goal of the game.

“We’re disappointed, we put such a lot into the game. There were some tired minds on the pitch and we switched off a little bit,” said Potter.

“Our performance was really good, we more than matched them. We’re happy about that but disappointed with the result.

“Both sides would say there wasn’t too much on either goal and it was a tight game, both sides defended well.

“We didn’t have enough in the final third to be really satisfied but our performance up until that point was good.

“In extra-time maybe we could have influenced it a bit more but it wasn’t to be.

“The overall performance was strong against a good Leicester team. We were the better team over the 90 minutes. We did a lot of things well but it’s hard to think about that because we’re so disappointed to lose.”

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