Dean Smith paid tribute to the resilience of his Brentford squad after they picked up a fine 1-1 draw at Fulham.
The two sides battered each other to a standstill in a highly entertaining game full of fast, flowing football.
The home side made a strong start, overrunning the Bees, with Tom Cairney scoring the opener after eight minutes.
After weathering the storm the Bees came back into the contest with Nico Yennaris playing a one-two with Konstantin Kerschbaumer to fire home the equaliser.
Tom Cairney's first half penalty was brilliantly saved by Dan Bentley and the stopper denied the Whites' talisman again early in the second period but, after that, it was all Brentford and Lasse Vibe and Florian Jozefzoon had chances to win however both sides settled for a hard-fought point.
Smith said: “It was a different performance from us. In recent weeks it's been fast, flowing attacking football.
“We had to defend resolutely at times. Fulham dominated possession. As a defensive unit, we gave too many chances in the first half.
“They had a lot of the ball in the second but didn't trouble us as much bar a couple of shots from distance and Dan made a great save that looked destined for the top corner. I'm pleased to come here and get a point.”