Bolton manager Owen Coyle felt a point was the least his 10-man side deserved for their spirited comeback against Birmingham.
Wanderers overcame the sending off of goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen to recover from two down to claim a 2-2 draw in a fiery Barclays Premier League encounter at the Reebok Stadium.
Coyle said: "At 2-0 down you think it is one of those days but I have always stressed I am trying to foster and build a spirit here.
"Hopefully that was evident for everybody. I think we carried the fight.
"I think anybody at that game would have struggled to recognise it was 11 v 10 as we were the team pushing on. We were certainly deserving of a point, minimum."