Leeds United manager Garry Monk heaped praise on Brentford after the Bees outplayed his side, especially in the first half.
The former Swansea boss was magnanimous in defeat after the west Londoners produced a dominating performance.
And Monk was full of praise for how Brentford played.
"Credit to them and how they played because they deserved the win. I've watched a lot of Brentford this season and that's one of the best first-half displays I've seen from them. They made it very difficult for us.
"They got the two goals which made it difficult, but we tried to respond and we had our chances.
“What we needed was for one of them to go in. It might have given us a chance to change the game, but it didn't and no excuses."
Monk urged his players not to feel sorry for themselves or let the hard work of the season go to waste, saying: "We have another opportunity on Saturday and I know already from speaking to the lads at the end that they'll be ready to put on a performance.
"It's not often we have had to face back-to-back defeats this season, but we can't feel sorry for ourselves. We are still in a strong position, the same as we were two games ago.
"At the start of the season, nobody would have thought we would be where we are now. This group isn't prepared to let all of the hard work put in throughout the season go to waste."