Alan Pardew's first match in charge of West Bromwich Albion ended in a goalless draw with Crystal Palace, who moved off the foot of the Premier League.
Pardew's new side had the better chances in a match against the club which sacked him last Christmas after a poor run of form.
Hal Robson-Kanu and Jay Rodriguez had the best of them, but could only force Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni into routine saves.
Speroni was only called into the team when Wayne Hennessey was injured in the warm-up.
The Eagles' best chance fell to Christian Benteke, who had a shot tipped behind by Ben Foster after skipping past three Baggies players.
While a point moves Palace up the table, they have gone a Premier League record 10 away games without scoring.
'We pushed as hard as we could' - reaction
West Brom manager Alan Pardew:
"I think everything was there in terms of application and attitude. Maybe we needed a little bit of composure. I was genuinely pleased with the drive of the team. We were missing a lot of quality players through injury, and then lost Gareth Barry, which was a blow.
"If we go forward like that we'll have nothing to worry about. Three games in a week for these guys, they give everything. We've got three points from those games and deserved more. We pushed as hard as we could.
"We worked a lot on making sure they didn't break on us. There are some really good players here. It'll be nice to pick from a full squad. The players who played today were terrific."
Alan Pardew's second game as West Brom boss sees the Baggies go to Swansea on Saturday, 9 December (15:00 GMT). On the same afternoon, Palace entertain Bournemouth at Selhurst Park (also 15:00 GMT).