English Premiership

What they said: Leicester City v Everton

2014-08-18 11:58
Roberto Martinez (AFP)
Cape Town - English Premiership newcomers Leicester City twice came from behind to hold Everton to a draw in their opening day fixture,

Read: Leicester City v Everton match report

Roberto Martinez was delighted with the performances of South African Steven Pienaar and Leighton Baines during his side's 2-2 draw at Leicester City.

Martinez told evertontv: “There were moments when the two combined extremely well."

"The two found each other in good spaces and when they do that they bring a completely different dimension to our attacking play.

"The goal came from a good move down the left-hand side. There were another couple of moments where we couldn’t take advantage of that good football that we played between Leighton and Steven." said the Spanish manager.

Nigel Pearson hailed the contributions of goal-scoring duo Leonardo Ulloa and Chris Wood as the English Premiership newcomers gained a vital point at home.

Speaking to LCFC.com, Foxes boss Pearson said: “I think for Leo coming with the talk about how much he’s cost, he’s valued very much among the group of players. I’m very pleased for him to get off the mark. 

“For Woody (Chris Wood) on the back of a week with the amount of speculation surrounding his own personal situation it speaks volumes for the lad that he can come on and having one chance took it very, very well. 

“All in all it’s been a good day for both of those two but you keep it in context, it’s about what we’ve done as a team and I think we thoroughly deserved to get something out the game today.” said Pearson.


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