COCA-COLA CHAMPIONSHIP: Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 Queens Park Rangers 3
There were barely ten seconds of the five minutes of injury time remaining when Andy Keogh's impressive finish propelled Molineux into pure, unadulterated delirium.
And who knows just how important that goal - and the point it secured - will prove for Wolverhampton Wanderers come the end of the season.
That there were five minutes of injury time at all was a moot point, not least for Queens Park Rangers otherwise delightfully sporting manager Luigi De Canio.
That both sides were awarded penalties that never were was however, undeniable. But a thoroughly abject performance from Northumberland official Clive Oliver merely served to boost the entertainment levels of quite comfortably the most eventful 90 minutes Molineux his witnessed during the current campaign.
"I've been reading all this Respect the Referees stuff and was doing my level best but it went right out of the window when their penalty was given," reflected Wolves boss Mick McCarthy. "Ours is not a penalty either so that's evened it up."
Having overcome the pre-match loss of defender Darren Ward to sickness and earlymatch loss of his replacement Rob Edwards to an ankle injury Wolves had started in superb fashion, but after failing to convert a string of chances found themselves behind to Akos Buzsaky's precise finish.
But after Keogh had restored parity by heading home Michael Gray's cross in first half injury time the momentum was theirs at the start of the second period, at least for the three minutes until referee Oliver's first major aberration.
There weren't even half-hearted appeals from the Rangers contingent when the ball struck Collins at close quarters - television pictures later revealed it was chest not hand - but in maintaining a theme of contentious penalties awarded against Wolves in recent weeks it was duly given and Dexter Blackstock was not complaining.
Yet there was similarly no case for a penalty when Matt Jarvis was inadvertently clipped by Michael Mancienne, outside the box, but when that was awarded Ebanks-Blake was equally unrepentant in blasting home his 20th of the campaign.
Some hesitant defending then allowed Mikele Leigertwood to fire the visitors in front for the third time but even then Wolves were not done, Keogh providing the clinical touch to a spot of penalty area pinball after the ball had been kept out by Lee Camp, the post and a goal-line clearance.
Camp had also produced impressive stops from Karl Henry and Jarvis as Wolves swept forward in what was undoubtedly their most potent attacking performance of recent weeks.
"We end up being thrilled to take a point but we deserved to win," added McCarthy. "I don't remember when we've played as well as that to be honest, we dominated and were on top. We've now taken 14 points from seven games and are still very much in with a shout (of the play-offs) - if we play like that then we've every chance."
Meanwhile, another sub-plot to an exhilarating game of football saw McCarthy praising the section of fans who drowned out chants for Freddy Eastwood by singing Keogh's name after he squandered a first half chance.
"What that chant meant was 'Get Keogh off and Get Freddy on', but what I loved about it was the reaction from the other fans who responded straightaway and gave it 'Keogh, Keogh'," said McCarthy.
"What a difference that must have made to Keogh, and what a difference it has because he's gone on to get us two goals including that equaliser. It's a positive that the fans have praised Keogh and realised what he's done for this club over the last 18 months.
"I thought at 2-1 and 3-2 down the fans were remarkable - they've driven us on and it really was bloody-mindedness that we were going to have to work for whatever we got."
Scorers: Buzsaky (28) 0-1; Keogh (45) 1-1; Blackstock pen (49) 1-2; Ebanks-Blake pen (67) 2-2; Leigertwood (79) 2-3; Keogh (90+5) 3-3.
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (4-4-2): Hennessey; Foley (Kyle 87), R. Edwards (Craddock 6), Collins, Elokobi; Jarvis, Olofinjana, Henry, Gray (Eastwood 60); Keogh, Ebanks-Blake. Subs: Stack (gk), Gibson.
QUEENS PARK RANGERS (4-4-2): Camp; Mancienne, Hall, Connolly (Rehman 59), Delaney; Rowlands (Mahon 32), Buzsaky (Ainsworth 74), Leigertwood, Vine; Aygemang, Blackstock. Subs: Pickens (gk), Balanta.
Referee: Clive Oliver (Northumberland).
Bookings: Wolves - Collins (dissent), Jarvis (foul); QPR - Mancienne, Delaney, Blackstock (fouls).
Attendance: 24, 290.