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Eriksson proud of battling Foxes

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Sven-Goran Eriksson spoke of the pride he felt for his Leicester players after they held big-spending Manchester City to a 2-2 draw in an FA Cup third clash at the Walkers Stadium.

Andy King capitalised on a second half error by England goalkeeper Joe hart to earn the Foxes a second chance at Eastlands. It was no more than they deserved and Roberto Mancini's side struggled to cope with the aerial threat of Leicester newcomer Sol Bamba.

Former Eastlands boss Eriksson said: "I must be pleased with the performance and it was a good football match."

He added: "I'm very proud of my players and they should be proud of their display. We stood up to Manchester City, one of the best teams in the country.

"All the players were brilliant, brilliant. You could not see much difference between the teams although, of course, it will not be easy up there."

Eriksson signed Bamba from Hibernian in midweek but was already aware first hand of his qualities.

He said: "Sol Bamba is very dangerous at set-pieces, I knew that from when I was in charge of the Ivory Coast for the World Cup.

"He scored in a practice match and that was when I saw how good he can be.

"I hope he continues to perform like that for the rest of the season."

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