Foxes win pleases Pearson

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Leicester boss Nigel Pearson celebrated his side's return to form but admitted Blackpool would be scratching their heads after losing a hard-fought Bloomfield Road contest.

Pearson's side went ahead in the first half through Danny N'Guessan and doubled their lead thanks to substitute Lloyd Dyer, but a late goal by Stephen Dobbie gave Blackpool hope and the home fans believed they should have had a penalty when captain Charlie Adam went down in the penalty area under pressure from N'Guessan.

Pearson admitted: "There might have been a little bit of contact but he went down very easily. I'm not going to comment any further just as I don't when decisions go against us. I think Blackpool will be scratching their heads as to how they've not got something out of this game."

He added: "If they could defend like they attack they would be top of the league."

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway was making no excuses for his side's second home defeat in the space of four days but admitted he was disappointed with the decision not to award Adam a penalty.

"Charlie is on his left foot and has had a chance to shoot so why would he dive," said Holloway.

The former Leicester boss pointed the finger at his side's failure to understand the instructions he handed out when putting on forward Ishmel Demontagnac for defender Ian Evatt on 73 minutes when his side were 1-0 down.

"We looked a nice, pretty team but we lost and the message that's going round the division is that if you get solid, you keep your shape against Blackpool, you might have a chance of beating them.

"I don't like playing at home at the moment. I don't like some of the decisions that are going against us at home but the results aren't down to the officials, it's our fault."

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