West Brom retained his undefeated form by scoring twice in the last five minutes and saving one point on Sheffield Wednesday.
Adam Reach and Fernando Forestieri had given the owls a comfortable halftime break, and Albion had to answer.
They made it late, but an own goal from Joey Pelupessy and a Harvey Barnes special meant the baggies extended their last unbeaten run to six.
What can we take away from the evening in Hillsborough?
Boy well done
From the perspective of the press box, it seemed as if Barnes had put the finishing touches to Chris Brunts great flank behind him.
In a way, it's a shame he did not do it because he earned a clamp. Barnes was the bright light for Albion, a player you watch out for and give the ball to.
Without Gayle and Rodriguez on the field for the last half hour, 20-year-old Barnes took the responsibility. His goal was to see something; the way in which when he entered the penalty area, you thought, "he certainly can not score from here".
Barnes has been a masterpiece of signature so far, and one can only hope that it will stay beyond January.
There is a good odd for all Albion goals this season.
Going forward, it can not be denied that they will be a handful for everyone. Here they could have equalized a number of chances before and after the deficit in the first half.
Since Albion has earned almost twice as much as Middlesbrough, he conceded four more goals. The division's top scorers have also taken in the top-11 more than any other team.
Similar to the epochs of Tony Mowbray and Roberto Di Matteo, do not expect too many goalless draws.
Not a bad habit
Considering Albion's domineering form, results like these are not a bad thing, no matter how it comes.
It might not have been nice, and the approximately 1,100 fans had to wait, but it is a promising return to defend their Deepdale victory on Saturday with a draw.
If Albion can continue to gather the lion's share of the Hawthorns and add victories to those on the road, that's a good habit.
Risk was worth it
It is fair to say that when Darren Moore decided to introduce all three substitutions in the Carabao Cup exit to Crystal Palace, the changes did not have the desired effect.
Although against the Premier League opponents, the score line changed from 0-1 to 0-3 before the final whistle, as Moore saw to change the game.
Here it was courageous of Moore to repeat it. Tackling Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle, eliminating the two most obvious attack threats with two goals and following the game, could have shot them down well.
The substitutions have had a positive effect on the game and luckily it has paid off here.
Food for thought
Two of the above changes, Wes Hoolahan and Gareth Barry, were very impressed on arrival.
Hoolahan, who played for free last month, has now enjoyed a couple of cameos from the bank and takes the opportunities offered to him to claim a first league start.
Barry, the only player on Saturday in Preston missed the starting eleven, was also apparent.
Both will give food for thought here.