Brentford fell to a 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield and will count themselves unfortunate to come away with nothing.
A Rajiv van La Parra cross-cum-shot found the back of the net via a deflection from Harlee Dean which took the ball into Dan Bentley's elbow on it's way in.
Jota stung the palms of Danny Ward after being presented with the ball by Phil Billing in the early stages before the host fell behind.
Huddersfield hit the post soon after taking the lead as Nakhi Wells' effort struck the woodwork but the Bees rallied after half time.
Lasse Vibe should have done better in front of goal when he blazed his shot over the bar, before one of his efforts deflected onto the crossbar.
The home side felt they didn't get the rub of the green with some decisions but the visitors were worthy winners as their workmanlike performance ensured they closed the gap on Newcastle.
Below are five talking points from the contest.
Huddersfield came with a game plan, stuck to it and got the victory. They knew when to press and it limited Brentford's midfield.
Ryan Woods, Romaine Sawyers and Nico Yennaris all like to have time and space on the ball and the Terriers didn't let them have it.
Their performance summed up their nickname. They hassled and harried at any opportunity and the Bees found it difficult to break them down.
It was one of the standout performances from an away team at Griffin Park and, given their budget in relation to the rest of the division, David Wagner is more worthy of being named manager of the year than someone like Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez.
Level headed Vibe
Lasse Vibe knows he should have done better with the chance he had early in the second half when, with the goal gaping, he blazed over.
But the Dane also knows that things like that happen as there will be other occasions in his career when he has scored a fortunate goal, either by goalkeeper error or by a deflection.
He said after Forest: “I know they sometimes go in and sometimes they don't.
“You can have really good finishes and sometimes there's a good goalkeeper.
“Sometimes the ball doesn't bounce, or rolls along the line or hit the post or you finish really badly. That happens.
“I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing to get the chances and hopefully they'll go in.”
Wise words from a highly intelligent individual.
Harlee Dean picked up another booking for dissent as he showed his frustration at referee Oliver Langford's performance.
The official did not have a good game and made several puzzling decisions, disregarding the Bees defender being shoved to the ground in the second half, which led to a Huddersfield corner being one classic example.
Dean was, understandably, unhappy but, having already been booked, there was a fear that he could talk himself into an early bath, especially as Langford blew the whistle and called him over.
Thankfully, the skipper managed to show suitable diplomacy skills to ease that concern soon after.
Brentford not far away
The Bees have a lot going for them at the moment and this was on display against one of the league's best teams.
They have an excellent and promising goalkeeper in Dan Bentley. Their defence is young but going from strength to strength, marshalled superbly by the excellent Dean. Maxime Colin is looking sharp at full back, while John Egan has made the step up to the second tier with ease.
Nico Yennaris has gone from a player likely to leave the club 18 months ago to one who is producing heroic performances and going through the pain barrier.
Ryan Woods has gone from strength to strength and Romaine Sawyers is starting to produce on a more consistent basis.
On the wings, Jota, Florian Jozefzoon and Sergi Canos have all dazzled with their skill and Lasse Vibe has proven himself to be a good Championship striker.
It's a young team. They will make mistakes but, if the Bees can keep this core together and add in a couple of areas they can be up at the sharp end this time next season.
How far can Henry go?
Before you say I've omitted Rico Henry from the above comment, that was deliberate so I can focus on him here.
Henry is a special talent. He's 19, played five games in the Championship and yet he has the maturity of a 29 year old who is much closer to 500 games than five.
How far can he go? That much is up to him. If he carries on in this fashion, he will play for England at some point in his career.
His defending was solid and he dealt with the dangers Huddersfield posed but his real asset was his attacking ability.
I could see Henry, in the future, pushed further forward onto the left wing. His shot against Huddersfield had power and, had it been a touch to the left, it'd have found the net. There are certainly elements of Gareth Bale in the young full back's game.
Brentford should enjoy him while they can because, if these performances continue, Henry will soon be gracing the Premier League with his talents.