Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson delighted to make up ground after 'vital win'
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson said it was vital that his side got back to winning ways against Blackburn on Tuesday.
City were eight points adrift of the automatic promotion points, and the visit of Rovers was their first of two games in hand on their promotion rivals.
Pearson admitted City had to claim the three points to stay in touch with the top two.
First-half goals from Chris Wood, Harry Kane and a late third from Andy King, coupled with a world-class save from Kasper Schmeichel when the game was still goalless, gave City a comfortable victory and got their promotion push back on track.
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"It was good to get back to winning ways," said Pearson. "We had lost ground through other teams winning and through us missing a couple of fixtures. It was important to win that game. It keeps us in touch.
"We knew we couldn't make any moves up the table in terms of position, but the important thing is that, between now and the end of the season, we have to try to accumulate as many points as we can and not get bogged down looking at other results.
"Our goal remains the same. Our destiny is in our own hands at the moment. We have ground to make up, but things can change quickly in this division.
"The result was going to be more important than the performance, but to get a comprehensive win and a good performance was excellent."