Pearson confident Leicester ‘will turn it around’ despite slumping to late draw at Everton

first_imgLeicester manager Nigel Pearson has assured fans that the team’s luck will change, despite a late Matthew Upton own-goal costing the Foxes a much-needed win against Everton on Sunday.The Premier League’s basement side came from behind to lead 2-1 with 20 minutes left at Goodison Park, as goals from substitute David Nugent and Esteban Cambiasso cancelled out Steven Naismith’s opener.But the Toffees pounced to claim a late point when Romelu Lukaku’s diving header found its way into the net off Upson, with the 2-2 draw leaving the visitors still five points from safety.And while Pearson felt his team did not get what they deserved, he remains confident the Foxes will be rewarded for their hard work soon enough.“It feels a bit like a defeat at the moment but I suppose we have to take the positives out of it,” said the Foxes boss.“I think we played well. We’ve frustrated Everton and their fans to a certain extent and responded well to going behind.“It’s another one of those scratch-your-head days. At some point we will change our fortunes. We can only do that by continuing to apply ourselves in the way we have today.“It’s not a case of feeling unlucky, we have to turn things around ourselves.”Pearson, meanwhile, shrugged off reports his position is again under threat a fortnight after he was reported to have been sacked.The Leicester boss said: “I always do my job as conscientiously as I can and I will continue to do that until I’m told otherwise. I’m committed to the job and that’s all you need to know.”last_img