Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is eager to protect Anthony Knockaert's prodigious talent after his brace secured a 2-0 victory at Huddersfield.

France Under-21 midfielder Knockaert fired two spectacular goals at the John Smith's Stadium to both seal a fourth straight win and lift the Foxes into second place in the npower Championship.

Pearson said: "He is a talent but it's important we don't put too much expectation on him. We can't afford to build him up to knock him down."

Knockaert hit a wind-assisted stunner from 35 yards on the half-hour mark to leave Town goalkeeper Alex Smithies rooted to the spot.

The 20-year-old was a £2.6 million summer signing from Guingamp and proved to be a handful down the right wing throughout the game. He completed his double on the hour when he produced a brilliant acrobatic finish from Paul Konchesky's cross, Smithies getting a hand to the ball but failing to keep it out.

Knockaert had, though, showed signs of a bad temper as he was booked for a rash challenge in between his goals.

Pearson said: "The two goals were great. He certainly let fly for the first one. He had the breeze behind him but it was a fantastic strike.

"The second one was superb improvisation but you need ability to do that. He is certainly a potential match winner for us but he is still a young player. He has shown there is a bit of an edge to him as well and we have to help him control that."

Terriers boss Simon Grayson could not hide his admiration for Knockaert despite overseeing his side's second successive defeat.

"The lad will never score two better goals in his life," said Grayson. "I thought he had entered the Olympic diving competition when he went down at one point and rolled 20 times in the corner but he is a fantastic talent."