Norwich City boss Paul Lambert has said his players deserve "unbelievable credit" for the impact they have made on the Premier League.
The Canaries secured a 2-2 draw at Wolves on Tuesday to give themselves a chance of spending Christmas Day in the top half of the table.
"Two years ago we were in League One," Lambert told BBC Radio Norfolk.
"And all of a sudden we are disappointed coming away from an established side with a point."
After surrendering a lead late on against Everton at the weekend Norwich once again failed to hold on for victory with Ronald Zubar heading an 82nd-minute equaliser at Molineux.
"I'm gutted for the lads. Those lads have given me everything every week," said Lambert.
"But we're doing everything we possibly can to stay in this league.
"Those lads deserve unbelievable credit. They've got a great rapport with the crowd which certainly helps us.
"They came up in their thousands to watch us from a long, long way.
"They'll be disappointed like everybody else. But I'm sure in the cold day of light, when we reflect on it, it's been one hell of a first half of the season."
It looked like the Canaries were set to leave the Black Country without any points when Steven Fletcher put the ball in the net late on but his strike was ruled out in a narrow offside decision.
"I never saw the linesman's flag," said Lambert. "I was gutted. I thought it was going to stand.
"Equally so I thought we had a penalty shout in either half. I thought there was a good claim in there.
"Some decisions you get. Some you don't."