Saved Stoke a point with two terrific late block but kicking was suspect yet again – an area the ambitious Bosnian will have to work on if he is to ever be a top 'keeper higher up the table. Made a string of fine stops in the second half, including a deflected Dorrans header and a decent Brunt smack. Powerless to prevent Vela from stroking it home for the equaliser.
Another start at right-back for the more centrally minded Irishman, but he looked partnered Pennant down the flank to good effect.
Read a few interceptions well and put in a solid if unspectacular display, perhaps for the first time in a while being a shade better than Huth in the middle.
Cleared into danger under no pressure, summing up a frustrating and aimless first half from the home side. Not at his best but didn't need to be as West Brom rarely threaded balls in behind and both Fortune and Odemwingie looked isolated.
Typically full-throttle display from the former Liverpool and Arsenal man. Saw a well struck free-kick comfortably collected by Carson before hitting one that zipped through the wall and clipped the top side of the bar. From his corner that Delap was able to nod home from scarcely a yard out. Taken off for Whelan with over 10 minutes left on the clock.
His famous throws were too close to Carson and Olsson to cause much in the way of danger but he made up for it with a poacher's header to open the scoring. Pushed wide right after Pennant was withdrawn.
A far more rounded footballer than the usual suspects of Higginbotham or Collins who regularly play the left-back role, but his job seemed primarily defensive. From his flank that Reid was able to turn in the cross for Vela's equaliser and beaten time and again by substitute Tchoyi.
Stoke's more dynamic midfielder was largely bypassed on the ball as it was launched in the air but tracked back with vigour to keep the middle of the park mostly locked down. Almost got on the end of a through ball to add a second in a rare passage of play on the deck from the hosts.
A virtually anonymous first half from the Irish winger-cum-forward, who offered pretty much nothing of note apart from winning a few throw-ins for Delap. Hit a rare shot from distance that flew just a touch over. Shifted into the middle after Carew was replaced by Etherington but rarely did much other than hustle and bustle.
Still doesn't look like the bulldozing forward who netted in four consecutive games at the start of the season, and did most of his good work in his own half defending set plays. Seemed to run about with more purpose after the break and taken off for Fuller after a productive shift.
Lucky not to go in the book after jumping over, with some use of his elbow, Scharner and knocking the Austrian to the ground. Eventually taken off after a fairly quiet second half for Etherington.
Settled the nerves with a good take from a Shawcross header in the first five minutes with plenty of bodies in his way. Palmed away a Pennant free-kick which he could perhaps have held on to but looked otherwise comfortable. Left terribly exposed by his defenders for Delap's goal.
The giant Swede made a terrific header to block the in-form Huth from a corner but will have to look at his positioning for Delap's goal.
Spent most of the night battling the high ball with Walters and rarely got the chance to extend himself going forward. Put in a second-half cross dripping that Fortune should really have notched in, but his ball teed up Vela for the equaliser.
Had an early fright when he pushed forward and left his area totally unmarked, but recovered to put in a fairly steady shift, leaving Pennant relatively quiet from open play.
Got stuck in against Carew in the air, but it was on the deck where the Ivorian looked at home, quietly bringing the ball out of defence from time-to-time. If Daniel Agger's experience is anything to go by, he could find himself getting upset about being forced to launch it forward in future.
The go-to guy in West Brom's midfield received an early booking after cynically chopping down Jones when he'd lost possession to the Trinidadian. Has the makings of a decent player but too easily hurried on the ball and replaced by Tchoyi with 18 minutes remaining.
Made an excellent recovery tackle to cover the slackness of Shorey as Pennant looked to race into the box early doors and looked composed in the middle. By some distance the most comfortable player on the ball in the first half and had a decent effort saved after an individual bit of magic. Saw a header deflect of Shawcross and turned away via the knee of Begovic in the second.
Switched flanks after an anonymous stint against Wilson and linked effectively with Fortune in the first half, but returned to the left after the break and was a bright spark for the Baggies, almost netting an equaliser with a shot from the edge of the area. Replaced by Vela.
Skewed a volley from within the area well wide under little pressure, but did an effective job of stifling the play in the middle.
Hit a terrific strike from distance that had Begovic sprawling but an otherwise quiet day for the man with an eye for goal.
Isolated in the early stages and forced to drop deep, creating an opportunity for himself as he linked with Thomas before firing on the edge of the area. Hit the bar in the second half from Reid's cross before being taken off for Odemwingie.
- 29 T. Sørensen
- 3 D. Higginbotham
- 5 D. Collins
- 28 A. Wilkinson
Came on for Carew but wasn't fully utilised by his team-mates, who sat deep after taking the leas and rarely got men forward to support the pacey winger.
Thrown on for Pennant with little over 10 minutes left.
A late substitute for Jones, the Jamaican had no impact on the final minutes of the game.
- 13 G. Myhill
- 30 G. Tamaş
- 36 G. Jara
Came on for the waning Mulumbu and offered much more of a threat when pushed out to the right.
- 7 J. Morrison
Replaced Fortune but forced to play on his own with Albion chasing the equaliser.
Brought into the action for Thomas and scored another late equaliser by beating the offside trap and cushioning the ball before stroking it beyond Begovic. Should have won it with two late chances only to be denied by the Bosnian's brilliance.