Blackburn v Leicester reaction

Rovers took the lead in the first half against the run of play

thanks to Nuno Gomes’s precise finish before Jamie Vardy pounced on

a Scott Dann error for his first Foxes goal.

Pedersen won the game with a curling shot late on and celebrated

by using a walking stick on the touchline – in reference to Shebby

Singh’s pensioner comment.

Kean said: “It is a little bit tongue in cheek and dressing room


“I don’t know where he got that from or if he pre-planned it

with our kitman but it’s just a bit of tongue in cheek and it

should be taken the way it’s meant to be.”

The Rovers boss admitted his side weren’t at their best but is

pleased with the start they have made.

He said: “I felt at certain times when you have the quality we

have in the side, if you have a Gomes or Pedersen with the

technical ability they have, they can produce something


“But I don’t think we were in full flow today, but it’s the sign

of a good team if you’re not right at the top end of your game and

you can still win and grind out results.

“It’s a solid start and I think there’s a lot more to come from

the side.”

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson bemoaned the performance of the

officials after Vardy had a header disallowed for offside with the

scores level at 1-1, but was pleased with his team’s performance in

a game they were unlucky to lose.

Pearson said: “The officials have to make themselves accountable

for the decisions they make. They got key decisions wrong


Pearson pointed to the Vardy’s disallowed goal and also was

disappointed because he felt Blackburn’s first had a man in an

offside position.

“Their first goal where they have a man clearly standing in

front of Schmeichel. They’re either both onside or offside. Vardy

is clearly onside”, said Pearson.

He continued: “Unfortunately they try and clarify things each

year but I’m not sure there is clarity in regard to that.

“I think all in all our performances have been very positive and

today we were certainly worth a win today.

“If we’d have got a draw we’d have been a little bit

disappointed but that is how football is sometimes.”