NIGEL RELISHES WOOD ARRIVAL
we’ve not done this season is win tight games and we’ve done that.
“David Nugent would be the first to admit that he prefers playing in a 4-42 and we do that the majority of the time but we tried something different. David worked particularly hard and got his reward.”
The game had already got off to a bad start for Burnley as they lost Charlie Austin to injury inside the opening eight minutes. Martin Paterson, Danny Ings and Ross Wallace all had chances, before Nugent put Leicester in front just past the half hour.
Ings fluffed a great chance to equalise when Wallace headed on Paterson's cross from the left before the break.
Leicester substitute Marko Futacs was unfortunate late on as his effort hit the crossbar, while Lee Grant did well to stop Ben Marshall from doubling their lead at the death.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche was understandably frustrated that his side failed to earn a point after creating chances against Leicester.
He said: “We could’ve nicked a point but I don’t think we did enough to win the game.
“We didn’t use the ball well enough or keep the ball well enough. We did create some chances to be fair and we did make a really good one right at the end but with our performance levels I think a point is the best we could've expected.
“It was a really poor goal from our point of view and we've been really good defensively since I’ve been here. It was a really soft one. I thought both sides were flat in the first half - there was no energy or tempo and it was quite cagey. They controlled the ball and kept it slightly better.
“I believe in the performance levels of the players and it wasn’t there.We were flat in the first half and I thought the whole feel of the game was flat.
“We conceded a soft goal, responded but not with the urgency we've had lately. We believe we’re building a good thing here, the mentality of the players is changing, but I was a little disappointed that we didn’t play with that confidence.”
GOALDEN BOY: David Nugent, left, scores the first goal for Leicester
NEW PARTNER: David Nugent celebrates