The King Power Stadium

Next Game

Leicester v QPR

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Stadium of Light

Last Game

S'land 0 - 0 Leicester

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Pearson: We deserved to win

Nigel Pearson believes Leicester could have hit Yeovil for six after they had to settle for a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Huish Park, while Gary Johnson admitted his side are on a steep learning curve.

Last Updated: 02/10/13 at 08:20 Post Comment

Nigel Pearson: Felt his side should have won by more

Nigel Pearson: Felt his side should have won by more

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The in-form Foxes have now claimed 13 points from their last five games and had David Nugent to thanks for another three point haul in Somerset.

Nugent led a swift counter-attack before teeing up Lloyd Dyer to break the deadlock in the 54th minute and slotted home his fifth penalty in his last five Sky Bet Championship appearances 11 minutes later to put the visitors in control.

Dyer and Jamie Vardy were both guilty of a number of misses and when James Hayter pulled a goal back from the spot with five minutes remaining it looked like they could life to regret their missed opportunities.

But after watching his side hold out for the three points Pearson wished he had been breathing a little easier.

"We should have been out of sight, lets be honest," said Pearson.

"I don't think anybody could argue that we didn't deserve to win. With the number of chances we've created we could have won by six.

"On another night we could be frustrated by having not put them out of sight.

"These are tough places to come to. Its a long journey, it is not the nicest night and we've had a display where our fans can see how much we care.

"It is a good win, the players are continuing to improve as a group. All in all it is a good win but it could have been more convincing but we will improve."

Nugent's match-winning penalty, awarded for a foul by Dan Seaborne on Ritchie De Laet, was his second in four days and their eighth of the season in all competitions.

But Pearson believes they could have had more and pinpointed the pace on both flanks as a reason why they have been awarded quite so many spot-kicks.

"The reason we have eight penalties is because we get in the box a lot," he said.

"We've got quick, technical players who beat defenders.

"We could have had 10, we've had some decisions go against us as well.

"Our players take a lot of credit for committing players in the final third. That is why we've had a lot of penalties and had success so far."

How opposite number Johnson could do with the Foxes' wealth of talent in front of goal.

His side's late consolation was their first Championship goal at Huish Park this season and substitute Hayter's cool penalty was the first goal by a Glovers forward.

Their wait for a home win this campaign goes on but Johnson took heart from his side's display in what he saw as an evenly-matched 90 minutes.

"It is a learning curve for our boys" he said.

"We haven't got that many lads with experience in the Championship like they have.

"You could see that both teams played with a tremendous amount of power and pace but they just had that little extra quality where it mattered in their two goals.

"We still gave it a go and it was nice to get a home goal.

"We did create a good Championship football match and we were part of that - maybe the difference was that little bit of quality needed to score a couple of goals every game."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

QPR's Rio Ferdinand is astounded by reaction to his wife's death

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been astounded by the levels of support he received following the death of his wife.

Didier Drogba confirms he will leave Chelsea

Didier Drogba has announced today’s Premier League game against Sunderland will be his last as a Chelsea player.

Mike Ashley says he will not sell Newcastle United until he has won trophy

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley says he will not sell the club until he has won a trophy.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company