Pearson’s Foxes produced a perfect combination of flair and steel in the howling wind and rain at the John Smith’s Stadium, recording their fourth successive npower Championship win and climbing to second in the table.
Their match-winner was the magnificent Anthony Knockaert, who provided two stunning pieces of quality – a 30-yard pile-driver in the first half and an outrageous flicked finish in the second – that the Terriers simply had no answer to.
But while happy with the contribution of his outrageous young talent from across the Channel, Pearson couldn’t speak highly enough of arguably his side’s best all-round performance of the season.
“Anthony will get the headlines, but there were outstanding performances throughout the team,” he told the media post-match.
“We played the conditions very well. It was awful out there, especially in the first half, but you wouldn’t recognise that given how well we coped with the ball.
“The players controlled the game very well and made a lot of good decisions, because when you play in these conditions it’s a potential nightmare for defenders.
“I thought ours did exceptionally well and the midfield controlled the game utterly. It was a good all-round performance.”
Despite some outstanding performances throughout the side, with Danny Drinkwater and Wes Morgan particularly impressive, Knockaert’s individual contribution was impossible to ignore.
“It was a perfect night for being speculative, but technically it was a fantastic strike,” Pearson said of the Frenchman’s first goal.
“The second one was a piece of improvisation, which shows the talent he’s got.
“It’s nice to have a little bit of something different that he brings, but he’s still learning and there are aspects he needs to tighten up on.”
City return to King Power Stadium on Saturday when they host Bristol City, as the Foxes bid to maintain their 100 per cent record in front of the home supporters.