Apr 26, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
LeicesterLeicester City
1-2
Watford
Kane (61')
Schlupp (18'), Nugent (80')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Chalobah (43'), Deeney (41')
Briggs (75')

Nigel Pearson 'frustrated' by Watford defeat

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson during the Championship match against April 26, 2013
© Joe Giddens / PA Photos
Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson says that conceding two quick goals against Watford had a visible effect on his team.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson believes that his team were 'knocked for six' by two quick goals just before the break against Watford this evening.

Troy Deeney opened the scoring at the King Power Stadium in the 43rd minute, before Nathaniel Chalobah's 30-yard effort doubled the Hornets' lead almost immediately.

Harry Kane grabbed a goal back in the second half but, despite plenty of pressure, Pearson's men were unable to find an equaliser.

"I think it's been another frustrating night for us," Pearson told reporters. "Unfortunately, I think conceding two goals in quick succession before half time had a pretty visible effect on the players mentally.

"It knocked us for six really. Up until that point we'd been very much in the ascendancy, but that's been the story of the last two or three months for us.

"The bottom line is we're looking at the game and we've unfortunately not done enough to win. It's not a case of looking for excuses or trying to hide behind what the Championship is like."

Defeat means that the Foxes have won just one of their last 12 fixtures, which has seen their bid for automatic promotion collapse.

A spot in the playoffs also seems unlikely now, but Pearson, whose future has been in some doubt of late, believes that the team have made progress in recent weeks.

"The fans have stuck behind the players, been very positive, but unfortunately we weren't able to deliver again," he added.

"It's a shame because we've made some real progress, but unfortunately the results haven't done enough to get us where we want to be."

Leicester travel to the City Ground for their final game of the season against Nottingham Forest.

Watford's Nathaniel Chalobah celebrates scoring against Leicester in the Championship match on April 26, 2013
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