It was a frustrating afternoon for QPR as they came away with one point instead of three against a Sunderland team low on confidence.
Aiden McGeady's goal from nothing dramatically changes the course of the game, leaving the Hoops on the back foot in the closing stages as they did their best to ensure a deserved win didn't turn into a defeat.
It was a fascinating match, and we look at the five main talking points to arise from the game at the Stadium of Light.
A lack of killer instinct
It's a mystery how QPR didn't come away with a win.
A dominant first half display was followed by a torrent of abuse from the home fans and it seemed that all the Hoops had to do was ride the wave to the finish line.
But unfortunately a lack of ruthlessness in front of goal as proven costly again.
The Hoops created a number of decent chances, but will feel aggrieved that they were unable to put the game to bed before Sunderland's equaliser.
The home crowd
The feeling among the home supporters was one of the most hostile I've seen in modern day football.
Every time the Black Cats mis-placed a pass the supporters were extremely volatile in their reactions, and this should have played right into QPR's hands.
The Hoops were already 1-0 up, and should have taken advantage of the hostility in the Stadium of Light before Sunderland played their way back into the game.
Despite a quieter second half, Sylla was certainly QPR's most impressive performer.
The striker put in a real shift, making a nuisance of himself as his work-rate and physical presence put an already shaky Sunderland defence under more pressure.
He managed to carve out several chances for himself purely by giving the defence no time on the ball, and for his goal he did well to capitalise on confusion in the area.
What we saw in the first half is exactly what Idrissa Sylla is capable of, and every QPR fan will be hoping to see it on a much more regular basis.
The youngster was a real highlight for the Hoops.
He was a constant source of frustration for Sunderland, utilising the acres of space on the left flank to act as a real outlet for QPR's attacks.
As well as this, he didn't hesitate in joining up with the attack, and was certainly one of QPR's better performers on the day.
In my opinion, Manning has certainly played his way into QPR's starting line-up for the clash with Bolton next week, and it'll be great to see if he shows the Hoops fans exactly why he's so highly regarded on the international scene.
Six games without a win
Yes, the performance was good, but the fact remains that it's now six games without a victory.
Similarities will be drawn with last season, and as much as the progress on the pitch is clear, pressure will begin to mount while the winless run continues.
I hate the phrase, but next week's game with Bolton is a must-win in my eyes.