Nigel Pearson, Leicester City boss, wants to see his side move on from their 2-2 draw with Everton on Sunday at Goodison Park after an own goal by Matthew Upson didn’t let them clinch a very necessary victory, and white label sportsbooks saw many disappointed fans.
The club that’s currently sitting at the bottom of the Premier League seemed to be on their way to a win that could have taken them a couple of points from safety, as Esteban Cambiasso and David Nugent took advantage of mistakes made by Tim Howard – Everton goalkeeper – to turn around the match after the opener scored by Steven Naismith on minute 57.
However, a header by Romelu Lukaku was deflected by Upson, and things changed.
Pearson did admit that even if his team had a draw, it felt like they were beaten, but he would like to see his men concentrate on repeating the same type of display instead of suffering disappointments later on.
“It feels a bit like a defeat at moment because their equaliser came so late but we forced the issue right to the end,” said Pearson.
“We frustrated Everton and their fans to a certain extent as we played with a lot of discipline and we looked dangerous.
“What’s needed is more wins and we will get them if we perform to that standard. We have put in some good performances that have not yielded the points.
“The fashion of the result is the hardest thing. What we have to do is look forward, we can’t dwell on this. We have very capable players and we have to start turning the performances into results.”
Pearson is the favourite with many white label sportsbooks to turn into next manager to be sacked from his position, and there were reports that two weeks ago he was released before a refusal was issued by Leicester.
However, he said that the ongoing rumours don’t affect him.
“I can’t do too much about what is being speculated,” Pearson added. “I always do my job as conscientiously as I can and I will continue to do that until I am told otherwise. I’m committed to job and that’s all you need to know.
“All managers work in situations where things can change quickly. I have always been very supportive of our owners, and they have of me, and they will make decisions that are right for this football club.”