Fulham boss Roy Hodgson was delighted with the point from drawing away at Sunderland,three days after a gruelling trip to Ukraine which saw his side claim a mouthwatering Europa League last-16 clash with Juventus.
Hodgson said: "It's always a good point, isn't it?
"I suppose the importance and the quality of the points is exaggerated not only by the exertions in midweek, but the fact it's an eighth game in a short month using basically the same players in every game.
I did fear for this game because Sunderland are very strong at home - this is where they take their points - and because we got back so late in the early hours of Friday morning.
"I was concerned if ever a game was going to take its toll, this would be the one. But, once again, the players really surprised me.
They stood up enormously well to the balls that were played forward to the two big centre-forwards and we defended well in front of them.
"The only minor criticism that I will accept of the team is we didn't do enough sometimes with the amount of possession we had because there were some nice passing movements, but we didn't find that final pass through to the centre-forwards.
"But I am delighted with the point, I am delighted with the week's work and I wish February would last forever. But sadly, it's March 1 tomorrow.''