Birmingham boss Alex McLeish described his side's 2-2 draw against Bolton as feeling more like a defeat after the hosts scored two second -half goals to rescue a point at the Reebok Stadium.
Roger Johnson and Craig Gardner had given the Blues a two-goal lead but the Wanderers fought back with Kevin Davies scoring from the spot before Robbie Blake struck late on with a dramatic free-kick.
The former Scotland manager hopes that the point will prove to be a valuable one by the end of the season.
McLeish said: "It's feels like a defeat.
"Hopefully in the grand scheme of things, it will prove to be a good away point.
The Scot was adamant that the penalty incident went in Bolton's favour after Johnson was adjudged to have climbed over Kevin Davies from which the striker scored.
He explained: "We're really disappointed with the decisions that led to Bolton's two goals, the penalty and the free-kick, for me you are going to see ten penalties a game for incidents like that.
"If that was a penalty...how many challenges do you see like that every week? It's extremely soft."