Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson refuses to rest on his laurels

Nigel Pearson Leicester City 3-0 Newcastle

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson is refusing to get carried away even after his side’s 3-0 victory against free-falling Newcastle United.

The Foxes have won five of their last six matches, the only defeat coming in the midweek loss at home to Chelsea, but victories for Sunderland and Aston Villa on Saturday mean Pearson’s side are still only one point above the relegation zone.

Leicester made the perfect start to the match, Leonardo Ulloa heading them ahead after only 38 seconds, and Wes Morgan made it 2-0 after 17 minutes.

Ulloa scored from the penalty spot early in the second half after Emmanuel Riviere had shoved Marcin Wasilewski to seal the three points for Leicester and Newcastle’s woes were compounded when they had Mike Williamson and Daryl Janmaat sent off.

“Momentum is important but, off the back of a defeat in midweek, had we not got this result, then again you can find things can change quickly. We have given ourselves a better chance,” Pearson said.

Leicester are now only a point behind Newcastle, who have lost their last eight Premier League matches, and Pearson knows every result is vital given how tight things have become with as many as six clubs desperately trying to steer clear of the final relegation place.

He added: “We have a more realistic chance than we did before we kicked off. Newcastle are having a difficult time but they have still got one more point than us at the moment.”

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