Tony Mowbray was left satisfied despite Middlesbrough missing the chance to move top of the npower Championship following a goalless draw with Leicester.
Boro went into the encounter knowing victory would move them to the summit if Southampton failed to claim all three points at Cardiff. But, despite Saints falling to a 2-1 defeat, Mowbray's men found themselves second on goal difference after being held to a second 0-0 draw in five days.
But Mowbray was not too downhearted to drop point, though, believing a lot of sides will struggle to take the spoils against City. The manager said: "Ultimately it is a satisfactory point in the end. They (Leicester) will claim a lot of points away over the course of the season."
He added: "They are unbeaten away and, after struggling to find a formation in the early season, seem to have found a way of playing that suits them well.
"They have some talented and technically very good players and, even though we built up a head of steam towards the end, we are, ultimately, pleased with the result.
"I feel as though they will be a strong side this season. Obviously we would have preferred to win but it's not a bad result."
Leicester manager Sven Goran-Eriksson was equally happy with a point which leaves his side without defeat on the road this term.
"It was a fair result," said the Swede.
"Last week against Cardiff we should have won but I can't say that after this game.
"There were no big chances for either. In the last 10 minutes, we were tired so I am happy with the result."
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