Brentford fell to a 3-2 defeat at buoyant Hull City in the Championship.
Dean Smith’s side have now lost 21 points from winning positions this season as second-half goals from Kamil Grosicki, Seb Larsson and Jackson Irvine condemned them to a first defeat in four.
David Meyler put through his own net just after the interval, following superb counter-attacking from Neal Maupay and Ollie Watkins - who delivered the ball leading to the opener.
This was as good as it got for the Bees, the excellent Kamil Grosicki firing into the far corner despite taking a heavy touch.
Seb Larsson’s sublime free-kick gave the home side a crucial lead on 70 minutes, the Swede whipping into the bottom left from fully 25 yards.
Brentford made a double change to little avail, Jackson Irvine slotting home a third in the 75th minute.
John Egan’s late header made it a nervy eight minutes of injury time but Nigel Adkins’ men held on for the win.
Here’s how the players rated.
Daniel Bentley - Excellent. Made a number of superb stops, particularly from Dawson and Dicko, to keep his team in it. 8
Josh Clarke - Given a rough ride by Grosicki, limiting his overlapping exploits. 6
John Egan - Grabbed a goal back late on. Brave display 6
Andreas Bjelland - A lot of second-half danger seemed to come down his channel. Tidy on the ball. 6
Yoann Barbet - Got stuck in first half and made one excellent recovering challenge. But swamped late on. 5
Ryan Woods - Not his best game, it was a packed midfield and the tempo - particularly second half- was tough to control. 6
Kamo Mokotjo - Full of running in the first-half, peppered with the odd heavy touch. Perhaps unlucky to be pulled off on the hour. 6
Romaine Sawyers - Didn’t see much of the ball in the number ten role. 5
Sergi Canos - Tried his best to spark something in dull opening stages but couldn’t get into the game after the break. 6
Neal Maupay - Did well first half, drawing plenty of fouls. Helped launch the attack for the opener. A good outing. 7
Ollie Watkins - Blew hot and cold but typically threatening in the box. His touch single-handedly created the first and came close in injury time. 7
Nico Yennaris - Gave away the foul for Larsson’s free-kick, and then again at the end when pressure was on. 5
Florian Jozefzoon - Looked bright late on, offered pace and trickery off the bench. 7
Josh McEachran - Went missing in the frenetic closing stages. 6