City's first and third goals at the Reebok Stadium were disappointing from a Bolton view, particularly David Silva's opener that somehow found a way past Jussi Jaaskelainen. Coyle, though, refused to criticise any of his players and felt there were plenty of encouraging signs. He said: "If there were mistakes made, they certainly weren't by anyone on purpose, and if anyone's made a mistake, they're the same players that have gone out and won us games. "We don't apportion blame to anyone because our strength is as a group. Everybody's out there to do their very best, but mistakes will happen. "We'll take our medicine, we're disappointed not to have taken anything from the game because regardless of the wealth and quality at their disposal we went toe to toe and were really positive, and that's how we'll continue to be. "If someone's not been at their best, we'll pick them up, we'll go again and we'll stick together as we always do. "It would have been very easy in that game at 2-0 down and 3-1 having lost an early goal in the second half to feel sorry for ourselves and come under the cosh, but we stuck at it valiantly and scored two terrific goals. "There's an awful lot of positives and that's what we'll take from the match."