Jordan Hugill's second goal in two games got Boro rolling in 2019 with a point on the road at Derby County.
Aden Flint withdrew from Boro's starting XI after the warm-up due to a hamstring injury, and Boro's uncertainty following the unplanned change was perhaps telling as the hosts took the lead through Harry Wilson inside two minutes.
But Pulis' side replied well, Hugill notching an excellent header from George Friend's pinpoint cross before Flint's replacement Danny Batth and Dani Ayala both had glorious chances to give us the lead.
At the other end, Darren Randolph stood up tall to prevent former Boro boy David Nugent exacting revenge on his former employers in the final stages.
Watch extended highlights from the game in the video player above.