Harry Redknapp said he 'couldn't have asked for more' from the team after Saturday's 1-1 draw against Wolves.
Mick McCarthy's men became only the third team to take points off us at the Lane this season after City's early win and Chelsea's draw on December 22.
Wolves made it even more difficult by taking the lead midway through the first half through Steven Fletcher.
Harry admitted he thought we'd go on to win the game after Luka Modric fired home from 25 yards for 1-1 six minutes into the second half.
But despite constant pressure, it wasn't to be on this occasion.
Neverthless, that's one defeat in the last 19 matches and we sit nicely in third just behind United and City in the Premier League.
"I thought we played well, the lads gave everything," said Harry.
"We went one down and it was always going to be tough. Wolves are scrapping for their lives and they worked hard, pressed us all over the park.
"In the second half we came back, got the goal and I thought we’d win from there.
"We battered away but couldn’t get one to drop for us. I thought we played some great stuff and the lads couldn’t have worked any harder than they did.
"Wolves went to Arsenal the other week and drew as well and they made it difficult, the same way West Brom was difficult, Sunderland and Everton, all difficult games.
"You won’t win every week, that’s been proved. You only have to look at the results over the Christmas period, amazing results.
"There will be a few hiccups along the way but when you don’t win, you have to make sure you don’t lose. In the end, it’s a point. We wanted three, but it wasn’t to be."