Holloway was proud of his players after a thrilling game at Bloomfield Road on Saturday.
Holloway said: “It was a fantastic game.
“Everton are a really good side. They are a fantastic squad with great discipline but I felt that we gave them one heck of a good game.
“Spells in the first half after they back from the goal they could have swamped us a bit but we came out second half and had a right good go.
“We deserved that result.
“I’m delighted – despite this miserable look. I just can’t help it with this face.”
He added: “It’s a little disappointing that we didn’t hold onto both leads for longer but that’s the way it has been going for us.
“We lost the lead too quickly twice but you have to give Everton credit.”