Pearson delighted by late Leicester comeback

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson hailed his side’s performance after they came from a goal behind to score two late goals and reach the FA Cup fifth round at the expense of Tottenham, Sky Sports has reported.

The Premier League’s bottom club were unlucky not to take the lead in the first half as they were denied by two fine pieces of goalkeeping from Tottenham stopper Michel Vorm. They then found themselves going into half-time behind after Andros Townsend converted stylishly from the penalty spot after Liam Moore’s foul on Roberto Soldado.

But the Foxes were able to stun their hosts in the last 10 minutes as Leonardo Ulloa fired home after intercepting a shot from the impressive Jeffrey Schlupp, who grabbed the winner in the dying stages as his volley from Danny Simpson’s cross was fumbled into the net by Vorm.

And as his side continued their good run of form, Pearson praised their comeback, saying: “It was a really good win for us, because we need to find a way to win more games. I know they (Spurs) made a lot of changes, but hopefully this will be a positive influence for the rest of the season.

“When you see how many of our fans made the journey down today and the rapport between the players and themselves, it’s a real boost for the players to know that the supporters are behind us. We’re going to need them from here on in.”

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