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

Leicester unity lifts Pearson

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has hailed the togetherness in his squad following the 4-0 thrashing of Bristol City.

Last Updated: 14/01/13 at 13:59 Post Comment

Nigel Pearson: Happy with squad unity

Nigel Pearson: Happy with squad unity

Chris Wood stole the headlines at Ashton Gate on Saturday with a first-half hat-trick to take his tally to six goals in three games for the Foxes since his £2million arrival from West Brom.

While Pearson praised the New Zealander's contribution, he highlighted the collective over the individual following a fourth straight victory in all competitions.

"It was a great hat-trick," Pearson said after the game on Saturday. "Chris is doing what we hoped he would do, things are falling for him and he's taking his opportunities. But the most important thing is that we win games as a team and he's playing his part in that.

"They're a good group to work with because they work hard, they're honest and they get on pretty well.

"They're focused on trying to get success for the club and for themselves, and that's important."

Pearson, meanwhile, insists the injury sustained by Anthony Knockaert at the weekend is not a serious one.

Knockaert was substituted after just 20 minutes on Saturday. The French winger came off worse following a challenge with Liam Kelly but he is expected to recover quickly.

"Anthony got a knock in training on Thursday and took one in the same place," said Pearson following the game at Ashton Gate. "He wasn't well in the morning and it was touch and go whether he was going to play. I think he'll be okay, but it was a pretty easy decision to make the change.

"We coped pretty well with Anthony going off early on, as Lloyd (Dyer) came on and did a good job for us on the right."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

H

opefully Jose turns up to the game wearing a T-Shirt with Costa's face on, that's the classy thing to do in these situations right?

Petulant_Radish
Costa loses appeal against ban

C

onfirmed. Nick Miller is a douche bag. Lazy, incoherent rant is what this article should be titled. And for the editor to have the temerity to pass this as acceptable writing is shocking. Ah well, anything for clicks right? You got mine. Well done. Your mother must be proud.

poolshortsdown
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

David de Gea future key to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has reiterated his desire to keep David de Gea at Old Trafford.

Juan Cuadrado backed to shine in Premier League by Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino says Chelsea-bound Juan Cuadrado has all the attributes to succeed in the Premier League.

Les Hutchison's takeover of Motherwell has been ratified

Lanarkshire businessman Les Hutchison has completed his takeover of Scottish Premiership club Motherwell.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

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