Phillips double delights Holloway

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Kevin Phillips gave Ian Holloway a timely reminder of the quality he still possesses with a double to condemn Peterborough United to their first Npower Championship defeat since promotion, while Blackpool made it back-to-back wins after their Barclays Premier League heartache.

The Tangerines have wasted little time re-acclimatising to the Npower Championship, winning their opening two games, the second of which saw them dispatch Darren Ferguson's Posh.

The 39-year-old manager watched on as a man just one-year his junior rolled back the years to send the three-points to Bloomfield Road.

"Peterborough were excellent for much of the game but we played very well too," Holloway said.

"When we went in one up at the interval we could easily have been three down.

"In the second half we were much better but you cannot put a price on people like Kevin Phillips.

"He's scored goals throughout his career and if he does it throughout this season for us, we'll make a real statement in this league.

The brave were the first goals Phillips has scored since signing a deal with Blackpool after leaving fellow relegated Birmingham City, and he said he was delighted to get off the mark.


“I have had a few good debuts over the years and it is always nice to get off the mark, especially at home," he said.

“It is always nice to get off to a flier, so I am naturally happy that both myself and the team have done that.

"I’m delighted to have scored two goals but it is about the team performance.

“It was tense towards the end, as it was at Hull, but that is this league. Teams have quality and it isn’t over until the final whistle."

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