Wolves captain Jody Craddock was the first to admit that his controversial late headed equaliser neatly summed up football's thin dividing line between success and failure.
"If I'd missed that header this would have been a whole different ball game," he admitted. "We'd have been miserable.
"Luckily I was in the right place at the right time and we're all happy now.
"It was a late goal, but we'll take any goal, whatever time. And, given the great run of form they've had, we've got to be pleased with that."
St Andrew's was perhaps an unlikely setting for Wolves to have ended their run of five straight away defeats, with their first goal on the road in seven-and-a-half hours of football since Jay Bothroyd's last-minute winner at Leeds in early September. But Redditch-born Craddock was just relieved to have found a cure for their travel sickness.
"When people keep saying 'what about this away form', it does start to play on your mind," he admitted. "But it was up to us as professionals to try and blank that out. And not many teams will come here and take a point.
"Matt Murray's had to make some great saves, but we've stuck in there, battled hard and pulled the game back."
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy caused a shock by making five changes from the team who limped to a sorry defeat at Hull the previous weekend, picking three of this season's latest Academy discoveries Lewis Gobern, Daniel Jones and Mark Little, while numbering Blues old boy Jamie Clapham among those not good enough even to make the 16. But he was understandably pleased with the response.
"I know Jamie Clapham would have been playing against his old club," said McCarthy. "But sentiment did not come into it. I made the changes I felt were right.
"If we'd lost 3-0, I might be looking stupid. But we've made a draw against one of the best teams in the league and I'm delighted.
"Birmingham have been playing very well, they've won five on the bounce and, in the first half, they were considerably the better team.
"But I brought in Mark Little, Lewis Gobern, Daniel Jones and said to them 'Let's see how you handle a derby at St Andrew's' and they seem to have coped very well. And that puts pressure on the other players who now know they're not guaranteed a place."
On the injury front, McCarthy's main concern ahead of next Friday night's home clash with his old club Sunderland is left back Charlie Mulgrew, who parted the fray before half time.
A heavy collision with Sebastian Larsson earned him a precautionary trip to hospital and a "badly puffed up" ankle.