Aug 3, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough
1-2
LeicesterLeicester City
Jutkiewicz (35')
Carayol (27')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Drinkwater (60'), Vardy (67')

Nigel Pearson: 'Leicester City deserved to win'

Pearson: 'Leicester deserved to win'
© PA Photos
Nigel Pearson claims that his Leicester City side deserved to win their opening-day Championship fixture against Middlesbrough.

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has claimed that his side deserved to win their opening Championship match this afternoon.

The Foxes came from behind to beat Middlesbrough 2-1, thanks to an excellent second-half performance.

"I think we were worth our win today," Pearson told reporters. "But that period between conceding the goal and half time, that was precarious.

"I didn't feel we were very positive in the first half. Up until the goal, I don't think it was a great game.

"In the second half we made some braver decisions when we had the ball and got ourselves going which was good. I think that it illustrates that momentum in the Championship can change very, very quickly during games."

Leicester's goals came from Danny Drinkwater and Jamie Vardy.

Leicester's Jamie Vardy celebrates with team mates after scoring the winner against Middlesbrough on August 3, 2013
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