Jamie Vardy’s 60th-minute tap-in just a minute after Burnley???s Matt Taylor missed a penalty left Sean Dyche to rue the “cruelty” of football.
But while City are one-point clear of the relegation zone, putting six points between themselves and Burnley at the bottom, after a fourth successive win Pearson wants to guard against complacency.
He said: “It was not a great game was it? Two sides who are in the situation they are in want to win the game but there was also that fear of losing it so I think that impacted the quality of it.
“I can’t sit here and say our performance was such we would win the game but you have to make the most of the situation as it develops.
“We defended with spirit and the result is a damn sight more important than the performance. At this stage of the season it is about getting the right results.
“To win four on the trot is clearly a good achievement but I am always aware of the fact people may start feeling the emphasis of our pressure has changed and that is a bit of nonsense.
“With five games to go it is important to keep our fate in our hands, that is key, so we have a lot of difficult games to play. If people are altering their opinion as to how the bottom of the table is looking it is important we stay focused on our own games.”