Cardiff manager Malky Mackay says he will cherish the memory of lifting the npower Championship trophy following his side's 1-1 draw with Bolton for the rest of his life.

Play-off hopefuls Bolton had looked set to spoil the party when Chris Eagles gave them a 19th-minute lead.

But substitute Craig Noone curled home a free-kick to earn the Bluebirds a share of the spoils in front of a jubilant Cardiff City Stadium crowd.

Mackay was visibly emotional as he celebrated with his family - including son Callum, who was one of Cardiff's mascots - and the Scot admitted it was a day that would live long in the memory.

He said: "To win promotion against Charlton was fantastic, to win the title in front of 2,000 of our fans at Burnley was great, but to lift the trophy and have the medals here at our stadium in front of 27,000 people is something that will live with me forever.

"Our families make sacrifices for us as footballers, and it is nice on days like this for them to be involved as well.

"I am proud of everyone at the club. It means a lot to the club and the city and it gives everyone a great sense of pride. We have been pulling in the right direction for 99 per cent of the season and when you do that, titles are won.

"It's a day I will never forget."

Trotters manager Dougie Freedman was delighted with the point, and also warmly praised compatriot Mackay on his achievements this season.

He said: "It was a great point for us, I do not think we did enough to win but we showed the quality in the first half to deserve to get something out of the game. We defended well in the last quarter after they equalised and it is a fantastic point and it means our fate is still in our own hands."