Brentford's difficult start to the season continued as they were beaten 2-1 at Sheffield Wednesday in the Hillsborough rain on Tuesday night.
The Bees had taken an early lead as Nico Yennaris' shot somehow squirmed through the hands of Kieren Westwood and into the net.
Referee Jeremy Simpson had a word with his assistant Shaun Hudson with the hosts claiming offside but the goal stood.
The Bees needed to get to half time with the lead intact but Josh Clarke lost the ball by the halfway line.
Gary Hooper broke and, try as Yoann Barbet might, he could not keep the Owls frontman from scoring.
The Bees' resolve was broken midway through the second half as a corner was sliced backwards by Ryan Woods with Ross Wallace on hand to head home.
Try as the Bees might, they were unable to breach the home defence as Wednesday saw out the victory with the visitors suffering what had appeared to be a nasty injury to Henrik Dalsgaard.
Same old story
Brentford, for the first time this season, had a bit of luck when Kieren Westwood spilt Nico Yennaris' shot into his own net.
However, the Bees should have been out of sight in the first half but were guilty of squandering some excellent chances.
And, as has been the case with Brentford this season, is they find a way to concede at the worst possible time; just before the break.
Wednesday's winner was also preventable as the visitors failed to clear a corner with Ross Wallace heading home.
The Bees had chances to take a point but failed to take them and it's a narrative that needs to change.
It was horrific to see Henrik Dalsgaard lying motionless on the floor and receiving lengthy treatment.
The Dane was knocked out after an accidental clash of heads in second half stoppage time.
When you see a player barely moving and a hush descending around the ground you fear the worst. The atmosphere was similar to the one after Alan Judge's broken leg against Ipswich and Hull midfielder Ryan Mason's fractured skull at Chelsea in January.
To see him after the game and speak to him was a pleasant surprise and the biggest positive of the evening as it could have been much worse.
Neal Maupay will know deep down that he should have had at least one goal at Hillsborough but ended up with nothing.
The Frenchman is a good player and looked sharp when coming off the bench at the start of the season.
However, since starting he has yet to find the net and is clearly frustrated that he is not finding the net.
With young striker Justin Shaibu the only other striking option, Lasse Vibe can't return to full fitness quick enough.
Sheffield is a pointless city for Brentford this year
It may be just over a month into the season but Dean Smith's side will be grateful they won't have to return to the Steel City this season.
The trips to Bramall Lane and Hillsborough have yielded no points for the Bees and it has been a frustrating journey home to west London on both occasions.
It will be at least another 11 months until Brentford have to return to the Steel City, in the league anyway.
Change the record
Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvahal admitted the Owls were fortunate to emerge with all three points against Brentford.
He said: "We were a little lucky, just like Brentford were here last season when they won 2-1. I knew it would be a very difficult game as they are in a false position in the division.”
Do you know what would be nice to hear from an opponent? “How did we lose that game?!” or “Brentford were worthy winners.”
The Owls boss is not the first to have said that and, indeed, similar comments have been made after Ipswich, Wolves and also Aston Villa.
It'd be nice to hear a different story for a change.