Was Nigel Pearson right to denounce West Bromwich Albion star?

Saido Berahino

Saido Berahino was put under the spotlight by Leicester City manager.

West Bromwich Albion's rising star Saido Berahino has been attacked by Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson, as the Englishman - regarded to be one of the most exciting prospects in the country - was told to "keep his mouth shut" after complaining about being elbowed by Foxes defender Marcin Wasilewski.

Berahino even remonstrated with referee Stuart Atwell as the Baggies hotshot, who has already returned seven Premier League goals from ten outings this season, was adamant that he had been fouled by Masilewski in Saturday's match at the King Power Stadium, a 1-0 triumph for West Brom.

While Berahino did not mention the incident to Alan Irvine in the dressing room after the game, he did make a comment to the press: "It was a clear elbow but the ref didn’t see it. I will let the FA take care of it. I just get on with it, my face is still good."

Irvine attempted to down play the foul by claiming he did not believe "it was intentional or particularly malicious."

Pearson, though, was left fuming.

He is quoted by The Mirror to have said: “Players should keep their mouth shut and perform on the pitch, that’s what they are paid for."

The Foxes head coach even declared it "really good defending."

He continued: "Centre backs get their arms up, it was fine. He’s not gone to elbow him. It’s called the clothes line. If I have a player who wants to run across me I’m going to put my arm up. If he runs into it it’s his own tough luck. I’m not interested in players who are moaning after games.

"I think it is poor when players bleat after games, leave it to their own managers."

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