Leicester boss Nigel Pearson saluted his side's battling qualities after City bounced back from the disappointment of losing their long unbeaten home record by recording their first away win of the season at Middlesbrough.
The Foxes' 2-1 defeat to Preston at the weekend was their first at the Walkers Stadium for just over a year but they responded in style, soaking up some intense Boro pressure before Lloyd Dyer struck the only goal of the game seven minutes from time.
Pearson, who skippered the Teessiders against City in the 1997 League Cup final, said: "It was a battling performance. I look at the qualities we showed and we put our bodies on the line when we had to."
He added: "The important thing for me was that we bounced back from Saturday. I thought we showed good spirit and a lot of commitment and that is very important because, if we are to be successful, we need everyone fighting every time we go out on to the field.
"Maybe we rode our luck a little a times and our goalkeeper made some good saves.
"It is a fact that we have played better than that and come away with nothing, but obviously we are delighted to get our first win on the road."
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