West Brom 1-1 West Ham
By Andy Clarke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gary Megson's West Brom remain a point clear at the top of the First Division after an own goal by Hayden Mullins gave them a point against West Ham at the Hawthorns.
Albion, who recovered from three goals down to beat The Hammers 4-3 at Upton Park last month, were trailing to a Brian Deane goal when Andy Johnson crossed 10 minutes from time and Mullins inexplicably planted a header beyond David James.
It was the Baggies' first home league goal since October 18 and keeps them seven points above Alan Pardew's side approaching the half-way point in the season.
Deane had fired the visitors ahead with a curling shot on 68 minutes after being released by Marlon Harewood's pass and for a while they looked set for a second successive victory.
Albion began the game brightly and Jason Koumas should have done better in the opening seconds when he surged into the box only to hit a tame shot straight at James.
Rob Hulse tested James from distance and Bernt Haas, who scored a fine goal in the Carling Cup win over Manchester United in midweek, hit a rising drive over the bar.
Neil Clement and Scott Dobie also failed to break the deadlock with long-range efforts and Wayne Quinn's free kick for West Ham failed to trouble Russell Hoult.