The Foxes were held to a 0-0 draw by visiting Hull despite enjoying a numerical advantage for the last 19 minutes following Tom Huddlestone’s sending off, but could not find a cutting edge in attack. “We’ve got 10 games left, six at home and we probably need to win five. Today’s game shows how tough it can be,” said Pearson.
Hull manager Steve Bruce had no qualms about Huddlestone’s red card, after the midfielder was booked in each half, but he was indignant about two decisions that immediately preceded the midfielder’s dismissal.
Both Alex Bruce and Michael Dawson were cautioned for what their manager took to be fair challenges.
“I’ve got no problem with Huddlestone’s two yellow cards, but is every challenge now a yellow if you mis-time it?” he said.
LEICESTER: Schwarzer, De Laet (Lawrence 76), Morgan (Nugent 84), Huth, Upson, Schlupp, Mahrez, Cambiasso, James, Vardy, Kramaric (Ulloa 61).
Subs Not Used: Schmeichel, Drinkwater, King, Wasilewski.
HULL: McGregor, Dawson, Bruce, McShane, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Ramirez (Hernandez 85), Robertson (Meyler 79), N’Doye, Jelavic (Quinn 78).
Subs Not Used: Figueroa, Davies, Harper, Aluko.
Referee: Jonathan Moss (W Yorkshire).