Bolton manager Sammy Lee has praised the commitment of his players despite their 2-1 defeat to Everton.
The Reebok Stadium was celebrating its 10-year anniversary, but a last minute Joleon Lescott header earned Everton the points.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni had marked his Everton debut with a goal as he put his side ahead after 11 minutes.
However, Nicolas Anelka then produced a stunning 55th minute equaliser to give Bolton hope, but Lescott's late headed winner from a Thomas Gravesen corner spoilt a decade of the Reebok Stadium.
Lee, though, remains upbeat despite Bolton's poor start to the season, where they have recorded only one win.
"I'm very very pleased with the commitment," Lee told Sky Sports News. "It was absolutely superb.
"When things are not going well for you, they just don't go well for you.
"I certainly won't look to make excuses, far from it. We conceded from a set piece which we are always disappointed at.
"But if we keep that commitment and keep the belief we will turn it around.
"For some reason people seem to have questioned the commitment, but it was certainly evident today and it has been superb throughout."