Salomon Rondon had the best chance at the very end of an even but uneventful first half, throwing himself at a corner from the left but just failing to make contact at the far post.
Craig Dawson went close for West Brom in the second half while Cristhian Stuani and Daniel Ayala had chances to win it for Boro, but the game ended in a stalemate and both sides will rue a lack of cutting edge in attack.
Do Boro have enough to stay up? A point on the road is rarely a bad thing in the Premier League, but Boro will need to show a greater ruthlessness in front of goal if they are to stay in the top flight. Their key forwards Gaston Ramirez, Stewart Downing and Alvaro Negredo failed to really click and West Brom dominated them in central midfield for periods.
Middlesbrough's Brad Guzan saves from West Bromwich Albion's James McClean
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MAN OF THE MATCH
Brendan Galloway (West Brom): An accomplished display by a rapidly improving young player. The left-back, on loan from Everton, was calm and assured throughout and even showed potential as a left winger when he got forward and joined West Brom’s attacks. A player to look out for for West Brom, Everton and possibly England.