Bottom club West Ham were again frustrated as Blackpool's changed XI held them to a goalless draw at Upton Park.
Ian Holloway had threatened to quit if fined for making 10 alterations for the midweek defeat at Aston Villa, and had recalled his main men.
However, it was referee Kevin Friend who took centre stage when he denied the home side what looked like two clear penalties and the Hammers then failed to make the most of their second-half opportunities.
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