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Nigel Pearson: "We had enough chances"

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson believes that his side "had enough chances" to beat Newcastle, rather than leave St James' Park with a 1-0 defeat.

Nigel Pearson has claimed that Leicester City "had enough chances" to beat Newcastle United in the Premier League today.

Gabriel Obertan scored the only goal of a delayed match to give the Magpies their first win of the season and leave Leicester without a win from their last three outings.

The Foxes manager told BBC Sport: "You could look at the game and say their best opportunities came from our set plays or on the counter attack, so you could say we were unlucky in some ways but we had enough chances ourselves and our qualities let us down really.

"It's not a case of making excuses, we had enough opportunities today against a side who have been under pressure themselves but we didn't find a way through.

"I suppose one of the things we take from any game is to say that we are capable of competing, we have good players, but our game management could be better."

The Midlanders sit 13th in the table as a result of the loss.

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Newcastle player Gabriel Obertan celebrates his goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St James' Park on October 18, 2014
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