Leicester boss Pearson disappointed by cup defeat

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson was left disappointed by his side’s performance after they lost 1-0 at home to League Two Shrewsbury Town in the second round of the Capital One Cup, writes the club’s official website.

Despite being three divisions below, the Shropshire side were on top for most of the encounter and could have won by more than just the one goal. The winner was scored by much-travelled striker Andrew Mangan, who curled home a free-kick.

Pearson included four debutants in his starting line-up, but there were still some players in the team who had featured in their opening two Premier League games against Everton and Chelsea, where they have earned plaudits for their performances despite taking a single point.

After the game, Pearson, who led the team to the quarter-finals of the competition last season, said: “It was a poor performance from us at a time when whichever side we put out, I think we should have progressed.

“We didn’t do enough and that’s disappointing. What it does mean is that the players must understand that the level of performance and application we’ve shown in the two Premier League games so far, where we’ve been exceptional, is the baseline for how we go about this season.

“When you get disappointing results, you’ve got to look at how you go about using it as a learning experience. I think the players should understand by now exactly what is expected, and clearly tonight it wasn’t enough.”

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