Stephen Clemence's lucky break at Pride Park almost a month ago was the moment where, not just his manager Steve Bruce's career, but Birmingham City's whole season turned.
And, on a day when, for once, Blues did not get the run of the ball that has characterised their recent five-match winning run, Clemence remained phlegmatic enough to know that, in football, what goes around comes around.
"You're going to get fortune playing a part as the season goes on," he said. "We had it that day at Derby, they've had it today and we haven't.
"The game stopped, we stopped, their team stopped and the next minute the game's all square.
"But regardless of what went on before, we're still disappointed to have conceded a goal from a setpiece.
"It was a flick at the near post that we should have dealt with, there was a man over at the back stick and let's just say we've had a bit of a chat about it in the dressing room."
But, despite the dropping of their first points in six matches, Clemence is already looking ahead to next week, when the trip to promotion rivals Burnley on Saturday will be followed four nights later by an equally daunting challenge at unpredictable play-off hopefuls Southampton.
"We've had a kick in the teeth today," he said. "We should have won. Now it feels like we've lost. And maybe that'll have given us the fire in our bellies to go again.
"Our second half performance was not good enough, but we still created chances. We've just got to be scoring them, that's all.
"Matt Murray's done very well. He's twice come off the line and made great blocks.
"We've got good attacking players, capable of scoring goals and it was just one of those days.
"There were a few things we weren't happy with which we won't dwell on too much. But I'm sure we'll put it right next week.
"Burnley's now a very big game for us next week and then Southampton. And we need to come out of them with decent points away from home."
Having started his Blues career almost five years ago with a 2-1 defeat at Molineux, this fourth successive derby draw with Wolves means that Steve Bruce is still to enjoy a win over Wolves in five attempts now.
But the Blues boss agreed that, no matter how controversial Wolves' equaliser proved to be, his side should have been comfortably home and hosed by then.
"It should have been only a consolation goal for them," he said. "We've had enough chances to have won two or three games of football, we haven't taken them and we've got hit on the sucker punch.
"Matt Murray's a very, very good keeper but it's still disappointing.
"Even after the equaliser, Neil Danns and Gary McSheffrey have had chances.
"It's frustrating that we haven't closed the gap much on a weekend when Cardiff have lost, but all I know is that our rivals will slip up again.
"We've just got to make sure we take advantage next time and make up for this result."