The England international made a good stop to keep out a Ryan Ledson volley. He also commanded his box well. Unlucky for the Preston’s goal with the deflection taking the ball out of his reach.
Has looked a bag of nerves over the past few weeks and that continued here with his passing all over the place.
Lacking confidence 5
Albion’s best centre-back on the day, Bartley largely kept Sean Maguire and Emil Riis in check.
Again deployed on the left of the back three, Townsend’s inexperience in the role showed here with the 28-year-old often getting his positioning wrong.
It was another long Furlong throw that led to Albion’s goal. The wing-back also provided energy and endeavour. But he needed to be more of an attacking threat.
The skipper got about the pitch well. But Albion needed him to be a bit braver on the ball with the Baggies really lacking a central midfielder who can pick a pass.
Like Livermore, Mowatt was busy in the middle of park. He tried to show a bit more invention on the ball not enough to make the difference.
Reach sent a couple of decent balls into the box. But he wasn’t as impressive here as he was against Derby.
The forward played a dreadful pass that led to North End’s opener. But he atoned for that error somewhat by turning in Albion’s equaliser. Also clipped the bar with a strike from 20-yards.
Mixed bag 6
Awarded his first Albion start after three impressive performances from the bench, Hugill will be disappointed with his display. He missed a huge chance at the end, struggled to link play and also spent too much time on the floor claiming to have been fouled.
Stung the palms of Daniel Iversen with a fierce drive from inside the box, Diangana was lively and tried his best to give Albion an attacking spark.
Karlan Grant (for Diangana, 61) 5, Callum Robinson (for Phillips, 69) 5. Not used: Button, Taylor, Kipre, Molumby, Snodgrass.