Two penalties from Steven Gerrard opened up the scoring at Anfield, handing Liverpool a 2-0 lead over Premier League bottom-dwellers Leicester City before the Foxes surged back in the second half with two goals of their own from David Nugent and Jeff Schlupp.
Nugent struck in the 58th minute and Schlupp leveled the score two minutes later near the outside of the box.
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“It was a pulsating game, tried to win it, nearly did, [you] could argue we should’ve done,” Leicester manager Nigel Pearson said. “Today, we played some outstanding football and got a point at Anfield which I think at the very least we deserved.”
The penalty kicks awarded to the Reds were ultimately controversial, and Pearson, although he was careful not to single out instances in today’s match, strongly believes that video technology would benefit referees making correct calls.
“I would like, moving forward, for the officials to have the benefit of technology,” he said. “It would clear up indecisions and it wouldn’t create any difficulties within the ground.”
Set at last place in the league table, Leceister will have to work hard to avoid relegation, and Pearson is familiar with the typical obstacles at this point.
“We’ve had an unbelievable number of setbacks and I still don’t think we have the number of points that our performances have warranted, but that’s the nature of this Premier League. It’s very hard to be successful in.”