Leeds United 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0
Two-hundred and twentyeight days on, 21 League matches later, and after 33 hours of football, Wolverhampton Wanderers have finally lost a Championship football match.
Even now, they will probably be wondering just how.
True, they lacked a cutting edge in their first league defeat since a frost-bitten January night in Wigan but when the Prozone stats land on Glenn Hoddle's desk they will make painfully frustrating reading.
Wolves dominated possession, completing pass after pass, and yet - bar one Kenny Miller shot which rattled the bar - barely extended former Birmingham goalkeeper Ian Bennett with anything other than routine saves.
By contrast Leeds probably had two real genuine attacks which threatened Michael Oakes's goal.
And they scored from both of them, leaving Wolves manager Hoddle a mixture of angst and irritation.
"It's been a long time since we tasted defeat," he said, "but I'm scratching my head to understand how we lost.
"We've come away from home to Leeds and controlled the game, which is a positive, but we weren't clinical enough.
"But we weren't going over the top over the unbeaten run and we won't do the same now it has ended.
"We lacked a killer edge just as we did at Southampton and that is an irritation.
"If it becomes a pattern it will be worrying but I don't think it's something that can be solved by simply going out and buying a striker.
"The main thing we've got to do is learn from this and bounce back tomorrow night against Chester."
Only eight minutes had elapsed when the home side took the lead following - given his recent form - an uncharacteristic errorby Lee Naylor. Naylor,
who played in pain because of a stomach injury, miscontrolled, allowing Frazer Richardson to power to the byline and pull the ball back for Eddie Lewis to emphatically fire home from close range.
By the time former West Bromwich Albion striker Rob Hulse added a second on the hour, holding off Joleon Lescott before sliding a shot into the bottom corner of the net, Wolves had claimed considerable territorial superiority without converting it into goals.
The hard-working Miller went closest, his 23rd-minute piledriver rocketing back off the woodwork.
Other than that it was pretty much long- range efforts only, the Scot seeing two efforts comfortably blocked by Bennett who was exerted only slightly more when saving from Colin Cameron and Carl Cort.
Oakes, who needed a halftime injection in his shoulder following a brave collision with Hulse and Lewis, was perhaps wondering why he bothered with the needle.
He was pretty much redundant for all but picking the ball out of the net for Hulse's clincher.
Ultimately Wolves will be left ruing a strangely subdued afternoon when, despite missing the experience of injured duo Paul Ince and Mark Kennedy, they were not intimidated by a sparse Elland Road crowd.
What will be of more concern is that they did not overly trouble Leeds' heavyweight defensive duo with the former Wolves and Albion connections Paul Butler and Sean Gregan enjoying a comfortable afternoon of heading practice and rugby-style punts clear.
In the defeat there were positives, and the 31stminute debut of 17-year-old Mark Davies, who hopefully will not become a 'Jonah' after his arrival, was immediately followed by Leeds' second goal.
Davies illustrated all of the promise which suggests he will become part of the Molineux furniture.
With the injuries to Ince, sidelined for two weeks at the least, and Kennedy, hopefully back sooner, Davies may well get a chance to shine from the start as Wolves bid to follow their manager's advice tomorrow night.
The midfield injury glut will also focus Hoddle's eyes on strengthening the squad, and Birmingham's Darren Anderton is poised to seal a move across the Midlands today although his former Tottenham and England manager is not counting his chickens.
"We are a bit disappointed that this one has got out into the papers but, yes, Darren is a player I am interested in," said Hoddle, also linked over the weekend with MK Dons striker Izale McLeod.
"We have spoken to his representatives and Birmingham about a free transfer and hope it will go through."