West Brom claimed their first point of the season as they battled their way to a goalless draw at Goodison Park.
The Baggies were pegged back for much of the game and were reprieved when Marouane Fellaini fired against the post for the Toffees in the closing stages.
Albion keeper Ben Foster made several smart saves in front of watching England boss Roy Hodgson but then gave Steve Clarke an injury scare when he limped off in the second half.
Clarke’s men had their chances, however, and James Morrison was denied well by Tim Howard’s flying save in the second half.
Shane Long saw his half-hearted appeals for an Albion penalty waved away early on when he went down just inside the box under a challenge from Sylvain Distin.
But it was Everton who had the first attempt at goal when Steven Pienaar nipped ahead of Billy Jones to meet a Kevin Mirallas cross, but his header was saved smartly by Ben Foster.
Albion put together a neat move midway through the opening half following a forgettable opening spell.
Liam Ridgewell picked out Graham Dorrans with a fine ball and he fed Youssouf Mulumbu, but Mulumbu’s curling shot went wide of the target.
Just after the half-hour Foster came to Albion’s rescue with a fine save to push the ball over the crossbar from a long-range Mirallas shot.
That followed an excellent Everton move.
On the stroke of half-time, the Baggies survived a goalmouth scramble that came from a right-wing Toffees corner.
Gareth McAuley headed clear partially before Claudio Yacob completed the job as the ball fell dangerously back into the danger area.
Early in the second half Albion threatened from a free-kick after Morrison was sent tumbling wide on the left.
Dorrans’ delivery crept through a crowded penalty area and forced Nikica Jelavic to clear off the line.
But Everton still carried the greater threat and Foster was called into action again, first to parry a long-range Barkley shot and then to spring back to his feet and block Marouane Fellaini’s follow-up.
And shortly afterwards, Mirallas cut in from the left and hit a shot that Foster claimed comfortably.
But Albion enjoyed a decent spell midway through the half and Morrison was denied acrobatically by Tim Howard in the Everton goal after exchanging passes neatly with Rosenberg.
And with 16 minutes remaining Howard pulled off another important save to deny Long after hesitant Everton defending had allowed Morrison to pick out the Irishman.
But Albion suffered a blow with 12 minutes to go when Foster went down with a mystery injury meaning 25-year-old Luke Daniels was sent on for his first-team debut.
And he was immediately under pressure as Fellaini hit the post from a Phil Jagielka cross, with Jonas Olsson bundling the ball away from the danger area.
And in the dying moments he was beaten by a misdirected Seamus Coleman cross that rebounded off the bar.
By Steve Madeley