Anwar El Ghazi scored twice for Villa, while Newcastle United-owned striker Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez found the net for the Baggies.
Rodriguez’s goal - which was the equaliser - in the first minute of injury time was a controversial one, as the ball hit his arm before going in.
Villa legend McGrath was following the match, and he has taken to Twitter to give his reaction to the final result.
That’s hard for Villa fans to take . Maybe another two refs behind the goal line and Drone with another smaller ref . Judas escariot how can they all miss the hand ball . #UTV.— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) December 7, 2018
Will take a point in the cold light of Sandwell.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) December 7, 2018
We're better than them though in depth and talent, much better.
Means zero unless we have consistency.#UTV
Over the course of the 90 minutes at The Hawthorns on Friday evening, hosts West Brom had 52% of the possession, took 14 shots of which six were on target, and earned five corners, according to BBC Sport.
Visitors Villa had 48% of the possession, took 14 shots of which seven were on target, and earned two corners, according to BBC Sport.