Old Trafford

Next Game

Man Utd v Leicester

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

White Hart Lane

Last Game

Tottenham 1 - 2 Leicester

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 15:00

The FA Cup Fourth Round

Pearson accepts Leicester wait

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson does not mind when his side earn promotion to the Premier League as long as they do it after Dean Hammond's header earned the leaders a 2-2 draw at Wigan.

Last Updated: 01/04/14 at 23:16 Post Comment

Nigel Pearson: Happy with the response

Nigel Pearson: Happy with the response

More of the games that matter

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

Hammond scored with three minutes remaining to earn the Foxes a point and keep alive their hopes of securing automatic promotion from the Championship this weekend.

If Leicester beat Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night they will be promoted if QPR fail to beat Bournemouth on Saturday.

Even if QPR do keep the Foxes hanging on Pearson's men could secure their top-flight return at home to Brighton on Tuesday but the manager has no preference when the confirmation comes.

"I'm not taking anything for granted. We are still on track if we do it at home we do it at home, if we do it away from home we do it away from home, I'm not bothered as long as we do it," he said.

"It was another good night for us any positive result for us tonight would've put us in a slightly stronger position and that's what we've done.

"You can see why they are on a good run because they played with much better intensity than when we played them at our place and they have good players but I thought we dealt with the set-backs well.

"The most important thing was that we responded and we responded very, very well.

"I've spoken many times about this group having moved on from last year. They come on and we've become a better side because of it, so we've put ourselves in a good position."

Wigan took the lead through Ivan Ramis' powerful header after 37 minutes but the Foxes replied four minutes before the break through Andy King.

Rob Kiernan looked to have won it for the Latics on 62 minutes but Hammond extended Leicester's unbeaten run in the Championship to 20 games.

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler is convinced City will go up but hopes his side can follow them.

"There's no question in my mind that they will go up. I think if we continue like this we will end up in the play-offs," he said.

"That was one of the best games I've seen in the Championship this season, I think two quality teams played each other and both were here to win.

"I felt the intensity and the tempo was very high. I think that was one of our main points before the game could we match their intensity?

"One of the reasons why Leicester are up there is they play a very high pressing game they are an intense, very fit team and we matched that today over 90 minutes.

"I felt at the beginning of the second half we were very good, got the goal and then had chances to put the game to bed and should have scored a third goal."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: FA charges Chelsea striker Diego Costa over 'stamp' on Liverpool's Emre Can

The FA have charged Chelsea striker Diego Costa with violent conduct over his clash with Liverpool's Emre Can on Tuesday.

Transfer news: Arsenal complete the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista

Arsenal have completed the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel on a long-term deal, for an undisclosed fee.

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell going to the Spanish club on loan.

Mail Box

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

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