Premier League: Leicester’s Pearson unconcerned by job speculation as Foxes held

Ross McLean
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LEICESTER boss Nigel Pearson brushed off further speculation over his job security after a late Matthew Upson own goal denied the Foxes a pivotal victory in their relegation scrap at Goodison Park yesterday.

Upson turned Christian Atsu’s cross into his own net with two minutes remaining after bottom of the table Leicester surged into the lead thanks to goals from David Nugent and Esteban Cambiasso following Steven Naismith’s second-half opener.

Pearson appeared to be sacked by Leicester’s Thai owners earlier this month before being reinstated a matter of hours later, while the former Southampton and Hull manager’s tenure at the King Power Stadium continues to be a topic for discussion. Pearson said: “I always do my job as conscientiously as I can and I will continue to do that until I am told otherwise.”

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