Cardiff manager Neil Warnock described his side's last-gasp draw at Sheffield United as perhaps the best point they have earned this season - after admitting his side celebrated ‘like they’d won the World Cup’.
Substitute Anthony Pilkington struck at the death to extend second-placed Cardiff's unbeaten run in the Championship to 13 games and move them eight points clear of Fulham in the battle for automatic promotion to the Premier League.
Leon Clarke had given the dominant Blades a first-half lead with his first goal since January 1, but they spurned a host of chances to seal a victory which would have moved them into a play-off place.
And former Blades boss Warnock said: "We had to hang in there and showed a lot of character. You never say never with our lot.”
"When you can grind results out, it's a great attribute to have. All credit to the lads, they showed a lot of guts and determination.
"You could see what it meant to the lads. It could be the best point of the season in the circumstances.
"It's great to know that with seven games to go we've got that in our locker.
"I thought the pitch was very difficult and they adapted to it better than us.
"I thought we were a lot better in the second half. We knew we had to make substitutions and I thought they all worked.
"United had to win tonight, really. I think they'll know they've been in a game.
"If you came in our dressing room now, you'd have thought we'd won the World Cup."