Premier League: Nigel Pearson salutes Leicester after victory over Manchester United

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson praised the spirit and character of his team

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson paid tribute to his promoted side as they scored four times in 20 minutes to cap a thrilling comeback against Manchester United.

United twice surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 5-3 at the King Power Stadium as the Foxes hit back in stunning fashion to snatch victory.

Penalties by David Nugent and Leonardo Ulloa, the second after Tyler Blackett's sending-off, came either side of goals by Esteban Cambiasso and Jamie Vardy as United's defence imploded.

The Midlands side made it successive wins in the Premier League to lift them into sixth spot and also left Pearson delighted with the belief and spirit being shown in the camp.

For us to win away at Stoke last week and to back it up with a win at home against one of the big forces of English football is very, very satisfying.
Nigel Pearson

"Back-to-back wins in the Premier League is never easy, especially for a side that gets promotions," he told Sky Sports.

"For us to win away at Stoke last week and to back it up with a win at home against one of the big forces of English football is very, very satisfying.

"When you add into that coming back from 3-1 down to win it is testament to not only, I think, the quality of players we have, but also the belief and the spirit amongst us to keep trying to do the right things.

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"All in all I think we did the right things today. Tactically as well, I think it was important to try and match them up and the fact that we did that allowed us to always be in the game. Our pace caused them problems all day.

"We continued in a very positive vain and it is not a case of just saying we are going to be positive and naive about it, we have got to try and find the right way to approach games.

"It is really satisfying for us to be in a winning position after being 3-1 down. I do not think that happens too often but I think in the end we were full value for it."

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