Championship leaders Wolves bounced back from their mauling at Aston Villa to stay three points clear of Cardiff on a night when anxious fans were worried the pressure of being title favourites might begin to tell.
The 2-0 win for Wolves over Villa at Molineux in October means the Black Country outfit have now lost just one of their past six meetings with Villa overall, going unbeaten in all three Championship clashes in the process.
They came back from 1-0 down to win 3-1 at Griffin Park and strengthen their grip on second spot.
It left Cardiff holding a seven-point advantage over Villa, whose automatic promotion hopes suffered a major blow with a surprise 3-1 defeat at home to QPR.
Sol Bamba, Callum Paterson and Kenneth Zohore scored for Neil Warnock's side after Neal Maupay had opened the scoring for Brentford.
"I fancied us to give a good account of ourselves and win the game and it's not happened".
James Chester restored Villa's lead when he prodded in a Robert Snodgrass free kick and Lewis Grabban made it 3-1 five minutes later with another close-range effort. We've got to put it behind us and quick.
"All the boys are enjoying it, though". Enda Stevens opened the scoring in the first half before David Brooks' goal after the break helped lift them to seventh.
"Wolves have players who were playing in the Champions League last season and to now being in the Championship is a big call", added the 57-year-old. "In both penalty areas they were better than us", said the Burton manager, Nigel Clough.
Things are not looking quite so rosy for Barnsley, who remain outside the bottom three but only by three points after Norwich's Josh Murphy cancelled out another Oliver McBurnie goal in a 1-1 stalemate.
Hull are nine points above the bottom three after a 3-0 win at Ipswich thanks to goals from Markus Henriksen, Harry Wilson and Jarrod Bowen.