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Holloway thrilled with late winner

3 October 2012

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway was delighted after super-sub Nouha Dicko's stunning late winner saw the Tangerines come from behind to win 3-2 at the KC Stadium.

Holloway's team had seen their npower Championship promotion push hit the slide recently but took all three points against Hull.

"That was a fantastic advert for how good the Championship is and how good it is going to be," said Holloway.

"There were two really good teams out there. I would have taken a point once it got back to 2-2, but an overhead kick has managed to get us the win.

"We started a bit better than them, passing it around and they couldn't get to us. We scored a brilliant goal, but they didn't wobble. They then scored as good a goal and really, as a coach, there was a not a lot I could have said to my team.

"They had a little spell and Aluko [scorer of Hull's equaliser] has hit that like a banana and then I think you saw both teams fluctuate with not enough knowledge or nous about how to win the ball back, and panicking a bit when the other side had got the ball

"It could have gone either way, but obviously I am delighted it has gone ours. I thought our two centre-halves summed it up by the end of the game. They got stronger, they won things, they were aggressive and they felt a bit better about the game, whereas we had a wobbly spell early on and it nearly cost us."

Hull manager Steve Bruce couldn't hide his disappointment at a third straight defeat.

"It has been a horrible week," he said.

"We have got to stop these ridiculous mistakes we're making. The second goal we have not picked up from a free-kick, and the third goal, there were so many individual errors and unfortunately it has cost us the game, which I didn't think we deserved. It was very, very disappointing. We played really well, but shot ourselves in the foot by making so many silly mistakes."

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