Holloway laments ill fortune

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Blackpool boss Ian Holloway bemoaned his side's fortune despite claiming a 1-1 draw against Newcastle with a contentious equaliser on Saturday afternoon.

DJ Campbell was awarded a goal when his near-post flick was adjudged to have crossed the line in the 32nd minute of a frantic Barclays Premier League clash at Bloomfield Road. That goal, given before Luis Enrique headed clear, cancelled out a 17th-minute strike from Peter Lovenkrands.

But Blackpool felt they should have had more with three penalty claims going against them, and Holloway said: "We should have had two penalties, probably three. I haven't seen them again yet but I know what I saw and I know how I feel."

Holloway believed Magpies goalkeeper Tim Krul had brought down Campbell before Danny Simpson was adjudged not to have handled deliberately after stumbling.

"I was screaming and shouting at the ref because I thought it was going to be one of those games again where we don't get something that is blatantly obvious that we deserved," added Holloway.

"Is there any chance of whoever is governing things up there giving us a bit of a break?

"It looked like it was going to be another one of those where we had a terrific start, took the game to them, got in their faces and then they got an innocuous shot and it goes in.

"I know he struck it well but that was the first shot and probably one of the only shots they had.

"But we needed a reaction and got one and I am delighted for the lads.

"That will give the fans some belief we can get out of this and hopefully lift the doom and gloom. That is more like my team."

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