Sheffield Wednesday manager Gary Megson could take nothing positive from his "Jekyll and Hyde" side's performance following a 2-0 defeat at leaders Brighton.
Brighton winger Elliott Bennett clinched Albion's 11th successive home win with a tremendous 20-yard drive 16 minutes from time. Striker Chris Wood had earlier put his side on their way with a 44th-minute penalty after Owls defender Danny Batth had pulled Glenn Murray to the ground.
Megson said: "There were no positives. We're a Jekyll and Hyde team big style. Wednesday are too big a club to be in this division, but the fact is we are and we must deal with it.
"Brighton are the best side I've seen and they're not top of the league for nothing. They look comfortable in possession, in their passing and support play.
"In possession we didn't support the ball anywhere near as well as Brighton did.
"After two good home wins we didn't play as we can do. It's frustrating for everyone and it's important we put this one to bed by doing a lot better in our next game."