Well, you can’t fault the spirit.
Luck, on the other hand, was in short supply up until Joel Ward slipped under the ball to give Jota a precious tap-in.
Did we deserve the point? Hard to say.
We should have been ahead at half time with Doherty and Jota both failing to convert clear openings.
Palace looked like a team who’d only scored three Premier League goals right up until the moment they scored their fourth.
No blame on Dendoncker for the deflection that took a shot going wide into the opposite corner of the net but it’s just so typical of our season to date.
After that, they should have scored a second and we have Rui Patricio to thank for making the rescue act possible.
If the big goalkeeper was the hero, Saiss was the zero for two typically brainless tackles on Zaha – neither of which he had to make.
Shoving Boly over to the right to accommodate the Moroccan was a mistake in my book and one I hope Nuno doesn’t repeat.
We looked completely at sea after he went off with the substitutions never really looking like getting us out of jail.
Step forward Adama Traore though, who played in three positions with his team in increasing desperation but delivered the goods – literally – to salvage a significant point.
Commentators love to criticise his end product, but most of his crosses end up in the right areas and simply aren’t attacked.
This time Cutrone got across the front and perhaps that run was pivotal in creating the chaos?
Whatever the reason, we gobble up the help and regroup for Watford.
There were some good moments in this performance, particularly in that first half with a return to 343.
With Doherty galloping forward and several good combinations in attack to open doors, it was much more like the Wolves we’ve grown to admire.
It’s always slender margins in the Premier League and this late miracle may just tip things back in our favour.