Frustrated Pearson stays positive

Leicester City 0 Sunderland 0

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson was frustrated to see the Foxes’ goal drought continue but is refusing push the panic button.

Leicester had chances to beat Sunderland on Saturday through Jeffrey Schlupp and Matt James but the club have gone five consecutive games without hitting the back of the net.

“It was frustrating for us not to have scored again, but in terms of chances created and working the goalkeeper, we’ve done okay,” said Pearson.

“I think the performance was pretty good and it’s a shame for us that we weren’t able to take all three points. I was very pleased with the application of the players and how we went about it.

“If we do that on a regular basis, the results will come. But there’s no magic wand, you’ve got to be able to go out and perform as well as you can. The players have done well today in terms of work rate and chances created.”

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet dwelled on the positives of the weekend display.

“I think people need to understand the Barclays Premier League is very difficult and you need to be in there to feel the quantity of knocks, heads, elbows and things that happen, so we fought for the point,” said Poyet, whose side face Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool in their next three matches.

“We are difficult to beat and we haven’t lost for three games in a row — the team are performing very well.”

LEICESTER: Schmeichel, De Laet, Wasilewski, Morgan, Konchesky, Mahrez, Cambiasso, James, Schlupp (Knockaert 79), Ulloa (Wood 88), Vardy (Nugent 72).

SUNDERLAND: Pantilimon, Vergini, O’Shea, Brown, Reveillere, Larsson (Bridcutt 75), Cattermole, Gomez (Buckley 86), Johnson, Fletcher, Wickham.

Referee: Robert Madley.


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