Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle refused to be downbeat after defeat at Newcastle United.

Defeat left Wanderers poised precariously just above the drop zone, but the performance bolstered manager Coyle's belief that they can stay up.

He said: "We accept Ben Arfa's finish was quality; for our part, there was a lot to be pleased about.

"The disappointment is we are left with no points, but what I do know is if we offer that level of performance for the total duration of a match, then we will pick up enough points to stay in the Barclays Premier League, and that's what we have to do."