Hull v Blackpool reaction
Ian Holloway was delighted after super-sub Nouha Dicko's stunning late winner saw Blackpool come from behind to win 3-2 at the KC Stadium.
Holloway's team had seen their 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."
Holloway admitted Tom Ince was absent with a bizarre injury, before claiming he has a big future ahead of him.
"He twisted his hip and tore a muscle - it's a strange one, almost not a football injury," said Holloway.
"He has a big future ahead of him. He is definitely an England payer of the future. He is a phenomenal talent."
Blackpool went ahead with their first attack of the game as an unmarked Matt Phillips fired Nathan Delfouneso's cross past the dive of Ben Amos from 10 yards.
After seeing a couple of penalty appeals turned down, Hull equalised thanks to a stunning 25-yard effort from Sone Aluko.
And just two minutes after the break, the Tigers claimed the lead when Stephen Quinn dispatched a clinical shot into the far corner from an acute angle.
But veteran Kevin Phillips came off the bench to prod Blackpool level from a yard out, before then setting up Dicko who netted the winner with a fabulous overhead kick, just seven minutes from time.
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."