City failed to take advantage of a lorryload of chances as a disciplined Crystal Palace left the Circle with a share of the spoils.
Robert Koren missed a first half sitter and further chances went begging via Stephen Quinn, David Meyler and Sone Aluko in a Tigers team featuring four changes from the loss at Burnley.
Palace were only occasionally dangerous until the last 20 minutes when they upped the pace and Yannick Bolasie missed a glorious chance after a woeful back pass from Ahmed Elmohamady. City sub Aaron Mclean then produced a fine save from Palace keeper Julian Speroni.
With literally the last kick of the game, Wilfried Zaha should have won it for the visitors but David Stockdale’s block rescued a point for the Tigers. It was an interesting but ultimately frustrating match, and City go to Forest on Saturday with a decent display behind them but without a goal in two and a half games. Match report later.