Leicester manager Nigel Pearson admitted it was all about the result and not the performance as David Nugent's solitary goal was enough to sink Burnley.

Former Clarets loanee Nugent scored his seventh goal against his old club to record his 12th of the season in the 31st minute. And despite revealing he was far from pleased with Leicester's showing, Pearson took the positives from claiming three points.

"I don't think either side played particularly well," he said. "I'm disappointed we didn't manage the ball very well in the first half, but one thing we've not done this season is win scruffy, tight games and we've done that today."

He added: "We've had a tough spell where we've played well and things haven't gone our way and sometimes we've not always created enough chances and that's probably affected the players' performances somewhat.

"Today it was all about getting three points and it didn't matter how we did it. We got the result and it's good to finish the year on a decent note."

Meanwhile, Burnley manager Sean Dyche was understandably frustrated that his side failed to earn a point after creating several chances.

"We could've nicked a point but I don't think we did enough to win the game," he said.

"We didn't use the ball well enough or keep the ball well enough. We did create some chances to be fair and we did make a really good one right at the end, but with our performance levels I think a point is the best we could've expected.

"It was a really poor goal from our point of view and we've been really good defensively since I've been here. It was a really soft one.

"I thought both sides were flat in the first half, there was no energy or tempo and it was quite cagey. They controlled the ball and kept it slightly better than we did."