Yeovil Town: Leicester City draw 'cruel', says boss Gary Johnson

Leicester v Yeovil

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson says he was proud of his team despite them conceding in injury time to draw with Championship leaders Leicester.

Joe Ralls put struggling Yeovil ahead after 22 minutes and they managed to hold the lead until stoppage time.

But the hosts earned a point when keeper Kasper Schmeichel came up for a corner, headed against the crossbar, and Chris Wood netted the rebound.

"It was very, very cruel," Johnson told BBC Somerset.

"But we should have nothing but pride for our club and team.

"Did you see their people in the technical area, jumping up and down, because they've drawn with Yeovil at home? Our reputation has now gone ahead of us.

"The boys were throwing themselves in front of everything."

A win would have lifted 22nd-placed Yeovil to within a point of Charlton in 21st but they stayed in the drop zone, level on points with Barnsley and Millwall in the bottom three.

Leicester, meanwhile, lead the standings by three points and are unbeaten in 13 games.

"We know they've got Premier League players, money and crowd. They're a Premier League team," Johnson said of Nigel Pearson's side.

"They're one or two games away from being there. But there they were partying because they drew with us.

"Yeovil are creating a reputation and what we've got to do now is not let that destroy us."

The Glovers, last year's League One play-off winners, now face relegation rivals Barnsley at Huish Park on Saturday.

"That is like a play-off final. It's that important to me at this stage," added the Glovers boss.

"We need a big gate. Not for the finances but for the support. After what the boys have done in the last month, they deserve that."