Chris Wood wasted a late chance as West Brom and Coventry played out a goalless midlands derby that never seriously threatened to find a winner and subsequently cost Albion their place at the summit of the Coca-Cola Championship table.
Throughout the 90 minutes, the clash lacked the quality you would expect from the division's top side and was even devout of the frenetic energy and atmosphere you would expect from two local teams coming together.
The last six encounters between these two sides had provided a total of 24 goals but there was very little for the 20,871 crowd at the Ricoh Arena to get excited about this time around.
The game's single real talking point came in first-half stoppage time when Jerome Thomas appeared to be tripped in the penalty area by Martin Cranie but referee Keith Stroud opted instead to book the Albion winger for diving.
The goalless scoreline means Roberto Di Matteo's side have now won just one of their last six while Coventry, who kept their first clean sheet in 11 games, have tasted success just once in their last seven.