We now need a win – Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson said his side's performance against Championship leaders Cardiff had restored some confidence.
However, the City boss admitted that his players were "distraught" in the dressing room following Tuesday night's game after conceding a goal in the fourth minute of injury time.
City had looked to be heading for a deserved win – only their second in eight league games – courtesy of Michael Keane's header.
A 94th-minute Rudy Gestede goal saved the Bluebirds and made it 1-1 – a cruel blow for City.
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But Pearson said his side can head to Derby County on Saturday with a lot of confidence after their performance.
"We should have won the game," he said. "We were the much better side.
"It was disjointed game. I don't think they have created anything of note throughout it.
"We defended well but didn't stop the cross at the end and that cost us.
"All in all, we should have won the game but I was pleased with how the players went about it.
"We had the balls to go out and play. We went to the league leaders and out-played them on their own patch.
"I think we have played very well against them on two occasions but have just conceded a late goal.
"The players are distraught about that, but that is how life is sometimes.
"It is one point and we should have had three.
"I have said that on a few occasions, but we will go into the next game probably feeling a bit better about ourselves and it is a game we need to win.
"We have turned a few corners in the season so far.
"It is disappointing to just get a point but we will go again."
Sean St Ledger came through his first full 90 minutes for City since injuring his hamstring in October, and Pearson was full of praise for the Republic of Ireland international.
"Sean will be absolutely exhausted," he said.
"It was important he managed himself in the right way and didn't exert himself and waste too much energy going forward because when you have been out for as long as he has it is difficult to get that sharpness. I thought he coped for the most part very well but there were some very good performances."
Pearson was impressed with the City following in South Wales, who caught the eye wearing their free scarves, courtesy of City as a thank-you for their support.
"It was good to see them all wearing the same outfit," added Pearson.
"We certainly knew exactly where they were, how they looked and sounded. I am disappointed for them. I am sure they would have loved to see us win but they have seen their team play with the type of spirit week in and week out, and we have for the most part.
"We have just had a bit of a tough spell in terms of things not going for us.
"It has happened again, although the circumstances are slightly different."