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Leicester boss Pearson delighted with "big win"

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson admits they were lucky for their win at Hull City.

The Foxes had not won any of their previous 13 matches, dating back to their stunning 5-3 success over Manchester United in September, but saw off Hull 1-0 thanks to Riyad Mahrez's first-half strike.

Asked for his reaction, the under-pressure Pearson said: "Relief. It's got to be.

"It was a big game. From our own perspective losing today would have meant really losing touch.

"There's no doubt that Hull would probably win more games than draw or lose if they put teams under that sort of pressure, but we know that feeling ourselves.

"You need a bit of luck from time to time and we've certainly not had that in may games in this long run of ours.

"We have had really good performances that have yielded no points but here had to show different qualities.

"The ones we showed today are the ones we will need from here on in - that desire to keep the ball out of the net, that commitment."

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