Allen was the happier of the two managers and he left singing the praises of Australian international Kisnorbo, who also had a hand in Leicester's opener.

The Leicester boss said: "Kisnorbo has only been back with us from international duty for a couple of days and he has been chomping at to bit to get back playing.

"He has been fantastic in training. He is a real man.

"He is a winner and the sort of player you would want alongside you in the trenches.

"We are now moving in the right direction. That was a good performance - and if you put in good performances then the points will come as well.

"We passed the ball well and kept possession and at half-time I urged the players to have some self-belief.

"It was a good second half and that is the standard we have to work to week-in, week-out."