Reading 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers stretched their unbeaten run to eight consecutive games and ensured they are yet to be overcome at the Madejski Stadium after a well-earned point at Premiership-bound Reading.
Whether that will be enough to help them into the play-offs - and thus offering the potential of another visit to the Madejski next season - remains to be seen.
But with Preston defeated at Sheffield Wednesday, this was at least an afternoon when Wolves nudged that little bit closer to that crucial sixth spot, now just one tantalising point away.
Not many teams have left Reading this season with anything other than the memory of being comfortably turned over by the Championship champions elect. Only Plymouth Argyle - on the season's opening day - have won here and Wolves became one of only three other teams to have shared the spoils during a right Royal campaign from Steve Coppell's side.
With that in mind it's a point Wolves would have taken at the start of play and it's most definitely a point they would have taken when they went in at half time a goal down and mighty fortunate it wasn't two after Ibrahima Sonko squandered a gilt-edged chance just before the interval.
And yet, after Kenny Mill-er's well-taken 64th minute equaliser, the pendulum swung to such an extent that it was Wolves who walked off with justifiable claims that one point should really have become three.
A string of late chances saw Jeremie Aliadiere denied from a one-on-one by Marcus Hahnemann before shooting over, and late substitute Carl Cort on the end of a fabulous last-gasp challenge from Ivar Ingimarsson before heading straight at Hahnemann in injury time.
"It's a shame we couldn't go on for another ten minutes because they wanted the whistle to go and were hanging on a little bit," said manager Glenn Hoddle.
"I thought we played extremely well in the second half although to be fair they could have buried us early in the game.
"Even so, I'm delighted with how we turned the performance around and we'll certainly take a point because Preston lost and Crystal Palace ahead of them have only drawn as well."
That early game 'burial' to which Hoddle referred was sparked almost entirely by Bobby Convey, a player he once tried to sign when he was manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
The deal fell through due to work permit problems but by the time the red tape was unravelled, Hoddle's former England team-mate Coppell swooped.
On Saturday, however it was Convey who was doing all the swooping, converting a fierce 23rd minute drive from John Oster's cross after an opening spell when Wolves just hadn't got to grips with his pulling the strings from just behind the front two.
Both Oster and Convey had already tested Stefan Postma, but after Ingimarsson and then Sonko spurned headed chances it was Wolves who engineered that cliche of a game of two halves with their excellent comeback.
Much of that was once again down to the pace and mobility
of Miller, Aliadiere and Tomasz Frankowski, who, while missing two decent chances, is now showing signs of being far more of an all-round player than Hoddle had anticipated.
A couple of astute passes to Aliadiere, including one which saw the Frenchman's smart finish ruled out by an assist-ant's flag, were particularly impressive.
"Tomasz's awareness with his passing is first class and I thought he, Kenny and 'Ali' were always a threat," added Hoddle, whose Wolves side have now won three and drawn one of their four games at Reading since the Royals moved away from Elm Park to their new premises.
"We had to come here and try and win the game and I like the way we played because Reading are the team of the moment.
"From our point of view, we've gone eight games unbeaten now and with the other results this is a good day for us and it's all going to be very tight over the play-offs from here on in."