Brentford claimed a richly deserved 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest in a game that was, in truth, more comfortable than the score suggests.
The Bees took the lead in the first half through Lasse Vibe after a counter attack from a home corner with Jota providing the assist.
The Dane doubled the advantage after half time after finishing off a fine 60-yard run from Sergi Canos through the midfield.
Vibe turned provider soon after when he laid in the Spaniard to make it 3-0 and seemingly wrap up the points.
Dean Smith clearly felt the game was over as a contest and withdraw Vibe, Jota and Nico Yennaris in the closing stages, bringing on Justin Shaibu, Florian Jozefzoon and Reece Cole with the latter making his Brentford debut.
Forest, though, hit back through Ben Brereton and then narrowed it further to 3-2 when Zach Clough found the net.
Brentford, though, held on to claim a richly deserved victory and below are five talking points to emerge from the contest.
The ultimate compliment
Brentford duo Lasse Vibe and Jota were paid the ultimate compliment by Nottingham Forest fans, who applauded the pair when they were withdrawn with 15 minutes remaining.
There was a smattering of applause for the Dane, who scored two goals and the clapping was even more noticeable when the Spaniard joined him on the sidelines.
It's always nice to see supporters acknowledge when a player, on either side, has had a good game, even when it is a rare moment.
Jota has been the standout performer in the past few weeks and his pass to Vibe for his first was perfect and the Spaniard took his goal with aplomb.
The Dane has also been excellent since moving to his preferred striker role and he has scored six Championship goals in eight games since doing so.
Brentford took their eye off the ball
The Bees were very nearly punished for switching their attention to Saturday's game with Huddersfield.
Dean Smith took Lasse Vibe and Jota off with 15 minutes remaining with the intention of keeping them fresh for the Terriers.
Ben Brereton pulled a goal back before the Brentford head coach withdrew Nico Yennaris, handing Reece Cole a debut.
Zach Clough then gave the visiting supporters a scare when he made it 3-2 in the dying seconds but the Bees held on.
In fairness to Smith, I do believe it was the right call to give Jota and Vibe a breather, even though it helped change the mindset of the side.
No damage was done but the last few minutes proves why you should never take your mind off the present in the Championship.
Romaine Sawyers was restored to the side at Sheffield Wednesday two weeks ago as a striker and he has played ever since.
Although now back in his preferred midfield role after Lasse Vibe recovered from his injury, he has taken the confidence of his displays up front and used it to good effect.
Sawyers passing range is sublime and, although he doesn't always convey the right body language especially when going for a tackle, he is fast becoming a key player for the Bees.
It was also positive to hear that the fans were supporting him, rather than getting on his back at the first opportunity – something that happens at Griffin Park quite a lot.
Harlee Dean returned to the side after serving his two-match ban, replacing the injured Andreas Bjelland.
Arguably, Dean Smith's best decision in his time at Brentford has been to name the centre back as captain.
The skipper has thrived on the responsibility of leading the side and it has brought an added calmness to his game.
That's not to say Dean is no longer as passionate and emotional as he once was. His heart and desire are two of his best attributes and that should never change.
Brentford have been on the road for five of the last six games and will have travelled approximately 1,333 miles (based on Griffin Park being the departure and arrival point) in the last month.
That includes two Tuesday night trips to Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday.
So the 432 fans that made the journey to The City Ground were given their just rewards. It's been an expensive few weeks for Bees fans, not withstanding the high prices the Owls and Ipswich charge visiting supporters.
It will be a relief to all that the next two fixtures are at Griffin Park before Brentford head back on the road, to Burton on March 18.