Newcastle were left to rue a series of missed opportunities as they squandered a chance to pull away from relegation trouble at West Brom.
The Magpies dominated the first half of their Barclays Premier League clash at The Hawthorns and deservedly led through Yoan Gouffran’s early header.
But after Papiss Cisse wasted another gilt-edged opening, the second half was a different story and West Brom hit the bar through Romelu Lukaku before Billy Jones equalised.
After that West Brom looked the side most likely to claim a winner and Rob Elliot, in for the injured Tim Krul, made a fine save to deny James Morrison.
Newcastle looked a tired side by the end and were obviously frustrated their early superiority had counted for so little.
It was clear by the way they started they wanted to make amends for last week’s humiliating derby defeat to Sunderland.