Even though it was not one of the team's most convincing displays of the season, it was looking good for three points as we headed into stoppage time with the advantage of Mido's 15th minute header.
A Paul Konchesky corner into a crowded penalty area proceeded to dash hopes of a maximum points return when it found the head of Anton Ferdinand and his effort landed in the back of the net.
"We are very disappointed," sighed the striker in the tunnel after the game. "I have experienced enough in the Premier League now to know that it is not enough to be 1-0 up - you have to score two or three. After you score you must also continue to play at the same level.
I think we played better than West Ham but we have conceded again from a set piece and we must work on this part of the game
We played a good game but we must learn.
"The most difficult thing to take is conceding in the last minute. We were playing at home and to let in a goal like that is very disappointing, as I said before."
Reflecting on a happier moment in the game, it was a piece of quick thinking by Mido when he seized the chance to latch onto Michael Dawson's high and possibly hopeful ball forward to lift his header over the stranded Shaka Hislop.
"I saw the keeper coming out of his goal and I thought it was a good idea to play it with one touch. I took the risk because he could have got back, but he didn't and I was lucky."
Mido's joy over scoring his fourth goal of the season was replaced by the bitter taste of conceding a last-gasp equaliser against West Ham United at the Lane on Sunday.