Sheffield Wednesday's good run of form came to an end with defeat by Burnley at Hillsborough.
The Owls are back in the Championship relegation zone despite claiming 10 points from their previous four games.
Burnley's Kieran Trippier hit the crossbar in the first half, before Keith Treacy's long-range shot gave the visitors the lead after the break.
Ross Wallace settled the contest from the penalty spot after Lewis Buxton had handled inside the area.
The Clarets are anchored in mid-table, four points away from the play-off places, while Wednesday have slipped back into the bottom three on goal difference.
Burnley were positive from the outset, despite the absence of injured leading scorer Charlie Austin, with right-back Trippier driving the ball against the bar from 30 yards after 11 minutes.
The flood gates open
Keith Treacy's goal was the first conceded by Wednesday in just over seven hours' of football since Albert Adomah's winner for Bristol City on 8 December
Kieran Lee forced Burnley goalkeeper Lee Grant into action with a diving header in a rare Wednesday attack, while Jason Shackell and Chris McCann went close for the visitors before half-time.
Lee and Michail Antonio were thwarted by excellent blocks from Michael Duff early in the second half before Burnley finally took the lead after 63 minutes.
Substitute Treacy's left-footed effort from 25 yards did not look to have too much threat but it squeezed inside Owls keeper Chris Kirkland's far post to put Sean Dyche's side ahead.
Wallace converted from the spot with 15 minutes remaining after Buxton had met a Treacy cross with his hand, and Treacy went close to adding a third goal when he drilled a shot against the post in stoppage time.
Wednesday manager Dave Jones: "We just seemed to lack a bit of a spark today and nobody seemed to get the game by the scruff of the neck. We were dropping too deep, I was screaming at them to squeeze the game."
Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "It was a very good away performance for any day. I thought the lads were very thorough in what they did."
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Full Time The match has reached full-time.90:00 +5:12
Shot from 25 yards from Rhys McCabe. Lee Grant makes a save.90:00 +3:02
Kieran Lee challenges Danny Lafferty unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kieran Trippier takes the free kick.90:00 +2:29
The referee blows for offside against Sam Vokes. Free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.90:00 +2:07
Keith Treacy produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that hits the post.90:00 +0:17 Substitution
Substitution Marvin Bartley on for Brian Stock.82:05
Michail Antonio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Trippier. Kieran Trippier takes the direct free kick.78:13
Miguel Llera concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Vokes. Kieran Trippier takes the free kick.76:56
Outswinging corner taken by Rhys McCabe.75:39 Goal scored
Goal! - Ross Wallace - Sheff Wed 0 - 2 Burnley Power penalty scored by Ross Wallace. Sheff Wed 0-2 Burnley.75:09
Lewis Buxton is penalised for a handball.75:01
Keith Treacy delivers the ball.74:30
Jermaine Johnson takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.71:44 Substitution
Substitution Jermaine Johnson comes on in place of David Prutton.69:05
David Edgar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeremy Helan. Lewis Buxton takes the free kick.67:28
Unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Keith Treacy results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Rhys McCabe from the free kick.64:46
Ross Wallace takes a shot. Save made by Chris Kirkland.62:50
Ross Wallace provided the assist for the goal.62:50 Goal scored
Goal! - Keith Treacy - Sheff Wed 0 - 1 Burnley Keith Treacy scores a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 0-1 Burnley.59:56
Rhys McCabe manages to make a clearance.
Substitution David Edgar comes on in place of Chris McCann.59:56
Corner taken by Ross Wallace played to the near post,59:40
Ross Wallace takes a shot. Save made by Chris Kirkland.59:18
The ball is crossed by David Prutton, save by Lee Grant.58:04 Substitution
Substitution Mamady Sidibe goes off and Chris O'Grady comes on.57:02
David Prutton produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.53:09
Keith Treacy produces a cross.52:58
The ball is swung over by Kieran Trippier.50:18
Kieran Trippier delivers the ball, Sam Vokes has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.48:00
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Lee on Brian Stock. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.47:05
Jeremy Helan produces a cross, Kieran Lee takes a shot. Michael Duff gets a block in. Michail Antonio takes a shot. Michael Duff gets a block in.45:01
The referee starts the second half.45:00 +2:12 Half time
Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.45:00 +0:19
Michail Antonio fouled by Kieran Trippier, the ref awards a free kick. Rhys McCabe restarts play with the free kick.43:20
Jason Shackell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Kirkland. Chris Kirkland takes the direct free kick.42:47
Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line, Miguel Llera makes a clearance.41:37
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ross Wallace, Mamady Sidibe manages to make a clearance.41:17
Chris McCann takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland.40:07 Substitution
Substitution Keith Treacy replaces Martin Paterson.37:32
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michail Antonio on Danny Lafferty. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.34:45
The ball is delivered by Danny Lafferty.32:22
Michail Antonio takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Shackell.31:17
Unfair challenge on Jeremy Helan by Michael Duff results in a free kick. Rhys McCabe crosses the ball in from the free kick.29:33
Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace from the left by-line, Miguel Llera manages to make a clearance.28:02
Centre by Kieran Trippier.26:01
Shot from deep inside the area by Chris McCann goes over the bar.25:23
Unfair challenge on Ross Wallace by David Prutton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ross Wallace.22:56
Chris McCann takes a shot. Chris Kirkland makes a save.21:29
David Prutton concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Ings. Kieran Trippier takes the free kick.18:52
The ball is swung over by Michail Antonio, Kieran Lee takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Rhys McCabe, clearance made by Sam Vokes. Rhys McCabe crosses the ball, Chris McCann manages to make a clearance.17:26
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Trippier on Jeremy Helan. Rhys McCabe crosses the ball in from the free kick.16:05
Mamady Sidibe concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Stock. Lee Grant takes the free kick.15:33
Corner taken by Rhys McCabe from the right by-line.14:58
The ball is swung over by Jeremy Helan, blocked by Kieran Trippier. Rhys McCabe takes the outswinging corner, Sam Vokes manages to make a clearance.14:23
Corner from right by-line taken by Rhys McCabe.12:08
Martin Paterson is ruled offside. Chris Kirkland takes the direct free kick.10:50
Kieran Trippier takes a shot.10:29
Outswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace.10:05
Shot from 12 yards by Sam Vokes. Blocked by Jeremy Helan.9:23
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ross Wallace.8:47
Martin Paterson takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland.3:43 Booking
Booking Danny Lafferty receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.3:27
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kieran Lee by Danny Lafferty. Rhys McCabe takes the free kick.2:01
Corner taken right-footed by Rhys McCabe.0:00
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
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