Rochdale manager Keith Hill felt his side's goalless draw at home to Bournemouth was a fair result.
Despite a host of chances for both teams, Rochdale goalkeeper Josh Lillis and Cherries counterpart Shwan Jalal were the outstanding performers on the night.
And Hill said: "It would have been very harsh on either team or manager to have come out of that game with nothing to show. It was two very good sides, very competitive throughout and neither side gave up trying to win it.
"It was an excellent game to watch, the kind of football I enjoy, and the fact there were no goals was scant reward for some of the attacking play on show from both sides.
"We had good chances, they had good chances, but we saw excellent performances from two very good goalkeepers. They pulled off some marvellous saves.
"I was really pleased with the spectacle and I'm really happy with a point because as much as I would have liked three points, Bournemouth deserved something out of it as much as we did."