Ian Holloway salutes battling Seasiders

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Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has praised his battling players after they secured a creditable goalless Premier League draw at West Ham United on Saturday.

The Seasiders excellent start to their top-flight debut continued in the capital as they ground out another point, but things could and, perhas, should have been much better at Upton Park.

Former Hammers striker Marlon Harewood scored what looked to be a legitimate goal for the visitors only for referee Kevin Friend to disallow his effort.

But Holloway was more than happy to look at his side's efforts rather than to focus on the official's aberration.

"I'm just amazed at the quality of the game. Yet again we're involved in another fantastic game of football," he said.

"Did I come here and try to get a point? No. I thought it was the best 0-0 draw I have ever seen in my entire life.

"Irrespective of who I put out, they seem to keep going and keep learning and I thought we were terrific.

"It was always going to be tough against a team with the quality they have but what a fantastic advert for our game."

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