Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan was relieved Everton counterpart Tim Howard's freak goal did not cost the Trotters points on Wednesday night.
Owen Coyle's men go into Saturday's FA Cup third-round trip to Macclesfield on a high thanks to a 2-1 victory at Goodison Park, which lifted them off the bottom of the Premier League table and to within one point of safety.
The visitors were forced to win the hard way after going behind to keeper Howard's surprise strike in the second half.
It was a very windy night and a long kick from the American caught a gust and bounced over the head of Bolton counterpart Bogdan, who was making a rare Premier League appearance with Jussi Jaaskelainen sidelined by a thigh injury.
Coyle attached no blame to the Hungary international, who described Wednesday night as a great learning experience and was just relieved the goal was not more damaging.
The 24-year-old, who will start on Saturday, told Bolton's official website: "I thought I did well.
"Obviously I have to talk about their goal because everybody else is talking about it as it's not a goal you see every day.
"It could have happened to anybody because of the conditions. It was extremely hard to get in the right positions.
"I'm going to learn from it, and I suppose it's easier to speak about it all now because we won and got the three points.
"I'm 24 and I'm going to take the knowledge from this game into the rest of my career."