Brentford were beaten 3-2 by Blackburn with all five goals taking place in the first half.
Scott Hogan scored twice, with the goals coming either side of a Danny Graham brace, to make it 2-2 inside the first half an hour.
However, John Egan's ball to Andreas Bjelland was underhit which led to a Blackburn attack and Harlee Dean turned the ball into his own net.
GetWestLondon has taken a look at five talking points to emerge from the contest at Ewood Park as Brentford and their fans return to west London with nothing but frozen feet.
Brentford were masters of their own downfall as errors across the defence gifted Blackburn three goals.
The Bees back line may as well have been taking part in the mannequin challenge for Danny Graham's equaliser as he was allowed too much time and space after a Blackburn corner.
Josh Clarke broke the golden rule of defending as he slid in and brought down Corry Evans for the penalty spot.
Harlee Dean was guilty of overplaying as he slipped and presented Blackburn with a chance.
John Egan's underhit ball to Andreas Bjelland was intercepted and Dean turned the cross into his own net.
The whole squad will know that they were not up to the required standard defensively and a repeat performance will be punished more severely than today.
Dean Smith spoke about being patient on the ball and was pleased with their attacking intent in the final minutes.
However, there was a lack of drive and ambition on the ball for most of the second half with the safe ball always being played.
Anyone that remembers the 1-0 loss at home to Blackburn last season will know how organised the Rovers defence can be.
They were happy to show the Bees into hard to score areas and relied on their presence to keep shots out.
Brentford will have to try and be more creative if they are to score more goals and win games such as this one.
After the peace of the international break, the winter phase of the season started with a bang as sleet covered the pitch.
It was a horrible surface to play on and Rovers, with a more rugged style, were better suited to the conditions than Brentford.
It's not an excuse that the Bees squad can use as it was the same for both teams but they will struggle to find worse conditions to play in this season.
Conway should have been sent off
Whether it would have made a difference or not, Chris Kavanagh should have sent Craig Conway off early in the second half.
Despite being on a yellow card, the Blackburn man cynically stopped a Brentford counter attack.
It was the sort of foul that is a standard booking, and therefore a red card in this situation, but Kavanagh decided a final warning was more sufficient.
Why he decided to apply discretion at that juncture is baffling. It was poor officiating from someone who was playing to the letter of the law up to that point.
Venky's need to go
Blackburn fans were in protest mode against owners Venky's before and during the game.
In the 18th and 75th minutes they showed red cards directed at the owners, who have overseen a decline during their ownership.
Football needs to rid itself of owners such as Venky's, Roland Duchatelet, Francesco Becchetti among others.
It's time for a strong fit and proper persons test to ensure that clubs and, especially the supporters, aren't treated poorly.