West Brom have missed the chance to boost their fading Premier League survival hopes as Sam Allardyce’s side drew 2-2 at Aston Villa.
The Baggies conceded a 92nd minute equaliser at the fierce neighbours as they missed the chance to move level on points with rivals Fulham.
The opening stages in this one were dominated by two big calls by referee Stuart Attwell as he awarded a penalty apiece inside the first half hour.
Villa were the first to break through from the spot as Anwar El Ghazi smashed home after Ross Barkley was caught by Semi Ajayi before Matheus Pereira tucked home the equaliser as Ezri Konsa tangled with Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
And the Brazilian almost doubled the Baggies advantage before the break as his whipped free kick clattered back off the bar.
But, Allardyce didn’t have to wait too long after the restart to edge ahead as Tyrone Mings diverted home Mbaye Diagne’s effort.
Both sides did create chances in a wild final 15 minutes as Konsa headed against his own post and Keinan Davis smashed one against the crossbar.
But Villa were not to be denied in added time as Kyle Bartley’s hesitation was pounced on Davis to snatch a late late point for Dean Smith.
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