McLeish's View: Bolton (h)

Last updated : 26 September 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

Blues were guilty of poor defending for the visitors opening goal on ten minutes and although substitute Kevin Phillips' equaliser six minutes from time looked to have salvaged something from the game the whole team went to sleep for Bolton's winner just two minutes later.

"We shot ourselves in the foot, we lost to two set-pieces," the Blues boss said after the 2-1 defeat at St Andrews.

"I'm gutted by the start we gave ourselves.

"We lost the first goal to a set-piece, the sort of thing we practice on the training ground to make sure it doesn't happen. But we were punished again.

"After we had equalised I don't know if the players thought that the game was over. It looked like they were in a trance for a couple of minutes.

"It was poor defending for their winner and was another harsh lesson of what can happen in the Premier League."