Middlesbrough were heading for a first win since New Year's Day, but Aynsley Pears allowed Lewis Grabban to rescue a point all too easily.
After West Brom won on Tuesday, second-placed Leeds United moved back within four points of the Championship pacesetters.
The Championship's top two - Leeds United and West Brom - won again on Saturday to strengthen their grip on the automatic promotion places.
Leeds United's hopes of a return to the Premier League looked to be fading, but victory over Bristol City restored optimism at Elland Road.
Leeds United come away from Brentford with a commendable point, while Nottingham Forest suffered a shock home defeat.
Preston North End moved back into the top six in the Championship with a comfortable victory over relegation-threatened Barnsley.
Anthony Knockaert struck early on as Fulham moved up to third in the Championship with a 1-0 victory over Jonathan Woodgate's Middlesbrough.
Jose Mourinho was asked about Christian Eriksen and his future following Tottenham's FA Cup win on Tuesday.
Japhet Tanganga has taken his first-team chance at Tottenham, with the young defender impressing head coach Jose Mourinho.
First-half goals from Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela saw Tottenham past Middlesbrough 2-1 in their FA Cup third-round replay.