We were gutted to drop two points, says Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy said the Leicester City camp were gutted not to take all three points at home to Barnsley.
City were expected to easily dispatch struggling Barnsley but found themselves 2-1 down and staring at a rare home defeat until substitute Vardy grabbed a last-minute equaliser to spare their blushes.
City laid siege to the Tykes goal in added-time but were unable to snatch the winner, and Vardy said the feeling in the dressing room was not of relief at the late equaliser, but disappointment at two points dropped.
"We thought the equaliser wasn't going to come but we were on top in the game and, as soon as it did come, you could see there was only going to be one team that got all three points," said the £1million man.
"That was us but we were unfortunate not to get them.
"The ball fell to me luckily, and I was able to put it away. We are disappointed to drop a couple of points, but we are still up there.
"We thought we could get the winner and their keeper pulled off a few good saves, cleared a couple off the line, but these things happen in football.
"I thought there was a handball when David Nugent flicked one on and their lad had his hand way higher than his head, but the referee didn't see it."
He added: "We were disappointed not to get the three points, but at least we didn't lose."
Vardy said all was not lost and that the failure to beat Barnsley, who were without a win in their previous nine games, was just a small blip in City's otherwise good progress.
"Barnsley came here to cause us problems and they did," he said.
"As soon as they went 2-1 up, they sat back and tried to hit us on the counter-attack, but we managed to get a point and that keeps us nicely in there with a gap to Watford.
"We have got some tough games and they are coming thick and fast.
"This is when a lot of clubs pick up points and the gaps start coming.
"We have to take each game as it comes and try to get the three points."