Baggies boss Darren Moore was pleased to get a point at Nottingham Forest after seeing his side second best for most of the game.
Moore admitted after the game that Albion would try and soak up pressure from the hosts with the aim of snatching a goal at the other end.
But his gameplan backfired when former Wolves midfielder Adlene Guedioura fired a long-range effort past Sam Johnstone on the hour mark.
New signing Dwight Gayle came on for Albion to breathe new life into the Baggies attack and, after Matty Phillips' equaliser, Moore's men were unfortunate not to earn all three points after hitting the woodwork twice late on.
Moore said: "From our perspective we came here with a game plan and nearly executed it with precision.
"We changed shape a little bit. We got more attacking players in more advanced positions and caused them some problems.
"We finished the game strongly and, from being a goal down, we could be here with three points.
"We hit the crossbar, we hit the post. On another day they go in.
"We've come to a very difficult place so we're happy to come away with a point."