Steve Bruce says his side didn’t create enough at the top end of the pitch to deserve three points against Luton Town on Saturday.
The Baggies had opportunities in the first 45 minutes at The Hawthorns but Brandon Thomas-Asante, Dara O’Shea and Jed Wallace were all unable to beat Hatters stopper Ethan Horvath.
Despite a promising opening, Albion struggled to gets shots off in the second-half and were held to a goalless draw.
Bruce said: “Defensively I was very pleased with our display. It was much, much better.
“I can’t think of many saves my goalkeeper has had to save apart from the one Alex tipped over the bar from the deflection after the break.
“We got the defensive part right, but in getting the defensive part right, it’s taken something away from our attacking play.
“I do believe we needed that platform. We have a hideous record of conceding early goals and we’ve put that right for today at least and we’ve come away with a clean sheet.
“We didn’t create enough at the top end of the pitch and there’s the frustration for everyone to see.
“It was always going to be difficult today. They are up in the top half of the table and they were in the play-offs last year.
“They showed how difficult to play against they are today at The Hawthorns.
“We stood up to them and I was delighted with our desire and commitment and that’s why the supporters stayed with them.”