Huddersfield Town were left to rue individual mistakes and missed opportunities as they fell to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Cardiff.
Nahki Wells took just four minutes to level the scores after Cardiff had taken the lead in the first half but Town failed to capitalise on their strong start after the break.
They should have had a penalty for a handball by Connolly, but the referee waved play on and Town were quickly left to rue that decision as the visitors took a commanding lead.
Harry Bunn grabbed one back in stoppage time but it proved too little, too late.
David Wagner insisted he won't be pushed into panic buys as a result of the loss , although new faces may arrive before the transfer window closes.
Here's what Town fans made of the match.
There wasn't much of any note on the pitch in the opening half hour, but the 23rd minute applause for Town fan Gavin Greig was brilliantly observed, and the home fans sang his name long after that minute elapsed.
Peter Whittingham gave the Bluebirds the lead, but Nahki Wells was quick to answer - much to the delight of the Town faithful.
With a penalty denied and many feeling the free kick from which Cardiff scored the third came as a result of a dive, there wasn't much love for the man in the middle.
David Wagner made just two of his possible three subs even when chasing the game, prompting calls for the club to splash the cash ahead of Monday's deadline.
However, in the bigger picture, most recognise that Town are a work in progress and better results lie ahead.