Leicester manager Nigel Pearson was full of praise for his players but sounded a note of caution as the Foxes made it five wins in a row with a 2-0 victory over Bristol City at the King Power Stadium.

David Nugent's fifth goal of the season and an own-goal by Richard Foster, maintained Leicester's 100% home record. The win took the Foxes to the top of the npower Championship table - for a couple of hours at least.

Pearson, given the full backing of the board in a public statement on Friday, said: "Obviously it is a very pleasing to be in the position we are in but we have to keep things in perspective."

He added: "When the season started we knew we had a very tough first 10 games, and we have had to work very hard to get into this situation. Our staff and players can take great credit for that.

The Foxes dominated the first-half and could have had more than the goal scored by Nugent in the 19th minute. Jamie Vardy, who had wasted a good chance a minute earlier, supplied the pass and Nugent netted with a cool finish.

The second half became a scrappy affair but the Foxes scored a decisive second goal when Foster headed a cross from Andy King into his own net in the 72nd minute as Nugent challenged.

"It was not one of our most sparkling displays but we had some good spells and created chances," Pearson said. "We have had a tough run of games and a few of the players ran out of steam. But we still showed a level of composure and discipline to secure the win. I'd say it was an efficient performance as much as anything.

It was Bristol's fifth defeat in 10 games but manager Derek McInnes had no complains about the result. He said: "We lost to a better team and a team that will be in the shake-up for promotion at the end of the season. They look to me to be a team with the pedigree to be a Premier League side.

"I thought we had good spells of possession and nullified the threat from Leicester, and in the second half we were always in the game. But the second goal allowed Leicester to see the game out.

"We have scored a lot of goals this season and carried a real threat, and I expected us to make chances. But we needed to make more of a fist of it in the last third."