Sunderland left frustrated once again as they fail to turn dominance into three points.

Despite a first clean sheet in 17 league games, the Black Cats took only a point, wasting two excellent chances to win the game in the closing minutes.

First Fabio Borini forced a sprawling save from Ben Foster, before the keeper denied Jermain Defoe from five yards.

Then the hosts had a goal disallowed in injury time when Dame N’Doye netted, but was correctly adjudged offside.

It could be a significant missed opportunity for Sunderland, who are now four points from safety after Norwich beat Newcastle.

West Brom – who came closest when an over hit Darren Fletcher free-kick tested Vito Mannone – remain 11th.

Sam Allardyce was pleased after the game but still frustrated at the fact his side could not turn their dominance with the ball into goals and most importantly three points.

“It was the best performance since I’ve been here. It was outstanding, particularly in the second half.

“We controlled the game, we played with composure and huge ability to break a very stubborn defensive unit. We richly deserved the victory, but just couldn’t find the back of the net.”

Things you need to know:

  • Jan Kirchoff is still a German beauty
  • We finally kept a clean sheet…But we couldn’t score
  • West Brom are officially the most boring club in the league
  • James McClean is still horrible