Irvine equalised midway through the first half with a thumping strike from the edge of the box which blazed past keeper Lee Westwood and into the bottom corner.
It was the 24-year-old’s ninth goal of the season for the Brewers, an excellent return for the midfielder.
And Albion could have taken all three points from promotion-chasing Wednesday, with Lloyd Dyer’s shot on the turn going inches over the bar in the final 10 minutes. But in the end they had to settle for a point which keeps them three points and three places above the relegation zone. Elsewhere, fellow midfielder Massimo Luongo got through a full 90 minutes as QPR held off a fast-finishing Barnsley to win 2-1. A goal in each half from Idrissa Sylla was enough for QPR to take the win at Loftus Road, making it four wins from their last five for Ian Holloway’s side.
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