Brentford fell to a 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield and will count themselves unfortunate to come away with nothing.
A Rajiv van La Parra goal, which will keep the dubious goals panel busy after it deflected off Harlee Dean and away from Daniel Bentley, was enough to condemn the Bees to defeat.
Jota stung the palms of Danny Ward after being presented with the ball by Phil Billing in the early stages before the host fell behind.
Huddersfield hit the post soon after taking the lead as Nakhi Wells' effort struck the woodwork but the Bees rallied after half time.
Lasse Vibe should have done better in front of goal when he blazed his shot over the bar, before one of his efforts deflected onto the crossbar.
The home side felt they didn't get the rub of the green with some decisions but the visitors were worthy winners as their workmanlike performance ensured they closed the gap on Newcastle.
Below are how the home side rated against Huddersfield.
Daniel Bentley 6: Unlucky with the goal as Dean's deflection took the ball away from his hands.
Maxime Colin 7: Linked up well with Jota and caused Huddersfield problems down the flanks. Also defended well.
Harlee Dean 7: Nothing he could have done about the goal and make a crucial block to prevent a second. Led the team superbly as usual.
John Egan 7: A strong defensive performance from the Irishman, who is increasingly assured at Championship level.
Rico Henry 8: Brentford will sell the 19-year-old for millions eventually. It may only be Henry's fifth Championship game but, once again, he stood out defensively and going forward.
Nico Yennaris 7: Played well but the Huddersfield midfield had a better game as a unit.
Ryan Woods 7: A standard Ryan Woods performance that largely goes unheralded.
Romaine Saywers 6: Some games suit Romaine Sawyers but this was not one of them. He didn't have the time and space he likes to pick a pass.
Jota 7: By Jota's recent standards, this was one to forget for the Spaniard.
Lasse Vibe 6: Much like Vibe has said previously, he'll have days where everything goes his way and days when nothing does – this was the latter. He should have done better when presented with an open goal in the second half but he blazed over.
Florian Jozefzoon 7: A surprise inclusion after Sergi Canos' fine performance at Nottingham Forest. He acquitted himself well.
Sergi Canos (for Jozefzoon 64) 6: Felt he should have had a penalty in the closing stages but wasn't given.
Konstantin Kerschbaumer (for Sawyers 72) 6: Tried to change the game but had little joy against the workmanlike Huddersfield midfield.
Philipp Hofmann (for Yennaris) 6: Not enough time to make a meaningful impression.