The manager said via the club's Twitter account: "[We] showed a lot of courage after going behind so early. A lot riding on tonight, pleased with how we applied themselves.
"Unbelievably difficult spell with results, but players have worked hard to rectify it. Had to defend with commitment tonight.
"Fans must take credit for sticking with the players during a difficult run. We have three tough games but results in our hands."
The result has lifted Leicester back inside the playoff places.