Blues may have bowed out of the FA Cup at the King Power last night and ended their 13 games unbeaten run, however, they were in no way disgraced by a strong Leicester side who seem destined for Champions League football next season.

Blues’ solid shape was difficult to break down and made Leicester work really hard for their win, failing to score until Ricardo Pereira headed past Lee Camp in the 82nd minute. After the final whistle, Blues fans stayed and applauded the players and everyone on Twitter, for the most part, was pleased with the shift the player’s put in:

I’m proud to be a Blues fan we made a Top 3 prem club scrap to get a win off us KEEP RIGHT ON

– @Thomas_Bcfc_

Disappointing but Losing 1-0 to a team that’s 3rd in the prem is no disgrace at all, especially considering how strong the team they put out was

– @_Maxbradley_

Standing amongst my fellow Blues fans singing our hearts out, it was a brilliant night .. shame about the score, proud of them though. Keep right on.

– @oftenpartizan

Boring game, but tbf that’s only because we dealt pretty well against 3rd in the prem. Played some decent football tonight, should be chuffed considering who we were up against

– @GR_approved

Sloppy at times but looked solid defensively and put in a respectable effort against a top Premier League side, can’t ask for much more

– Sam

First half we matched them, second half was a bit too much but the lads left everything on the pitch

– @Dan_Taylor_14

The most valiant performance I’ve seen from us in a long time. We took it to them tonight, got in their face & reduced them to minimal chances. Poor goal to give away but we dig deep and played our hearts to get an equaliser but it wasn’t to be. On to Reading KRO

– @clarrrkin_

[T]he lads gave everything that could have been asked of them KRO

– @elwell_alan

There was some criticism of substitute Jefferson Montero as he took too long to put a cross into the box which led to John Moss blowing the whistle for full time.

I share the thoughts of all these fans, it’s great to see the positivity come back to Blues after it became very negative during December and January. As soon as Leicester’s team sheet was announced, fans feared the worst but the players put in a battling performance. We may have lost our 13 games unbeaten run, but, we’ve still got our 10 league games unbeaten which we will be looking to extend when Reading visit St Andrews on Saturday.