Leicester were second-best, admits Pearson

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has admitted that his side were inferior to Crystal Palace on Saturday as they slipped to a 2-0 away defeat, Sky Sports has reported.

The Foxes came into the game off the back of their famous comeback victory over Manchester United, but they struggled to impose themselves at Selhurst Park, with their only shot on target arriving early on when Jamie Vardy forced a good save from Julian Speroni.

James McArthur had the hosts’ best effort of the first period, but they found a clinical edge soon after half time as Fraizer Campbell converted from close range for his second Palace goal, before Mile Jedinak glanced home a free-kick from Jason Puncheon to clinch a second straight Premier League victory and maintain their unbeaten record since Neil Warnock returned as manager.

And after the game, Pearson had no complaints about the result, saying: “We lost our control in possession – they always make it difficult for you to break them down. We needed to keep our patience but it didn’t quite happen for us today, so it’s a missed opportunity.

“I’m sure Neil will be really happy with his players’ performances. It was two sides going about the game in the right way in terms of their honesty and hard work, but today we’ve been second best in the second half.”

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Leicester were second-best, admits Pearson

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has admitted that his side were inferior to Crystal Palace on Saturday as they slipped to a 2-0 away defeat, Sky Sports has reported.

The Foxes came into the game off the back of their famous comeback victory over Manchester United, but they struggled to impose themselves at Selhurst Park, with their only shot on target arriving early on when Jamie Vardy forced a good save from Julian Speroni.

James McArthur had the hosts’ best effort of the first period, but they found a clinical edge soon after half time as Fraizer Campbell converted from close range for his second Palace goal, before Mile Jedinak glanced home a free-kick from Jason Puncheon to clinch a second straight Premier League victory and maintain their unbeaten record since Neil Warnock returned as manager.

And after the game, Pearson had no complaints about the result, saying: “We lost our control in possession – they always make it difficult for you to break them down. We needed to keep our patience but it didn’t quite happen for us today, so it’s a missed opportunity.

“I’m sure Neil will be really happy with his players’ performances. It was two sides going about the game in the right way in terms of their honesty and hard work, but today we’ve been second best in the second half.”

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