|Wells 37, pen 57||Venue: John Smith Stadium
MILLWALL failed to build on Ed Upson's equaliser as they slipped to a tame 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield, who won for the first time under new boss Chris Powell.
The Lions fell behind through Nahki Wells' fine solo effort but Upson levelled when he converted Scott McDonald's cross to score his first goal for the club.
But when Nicky Bailey was adjudged to have tripped Harry Bunn inside the area, Wells scored from the penalty spot even though David Forde dived the right way.
The visitors evidently felt that the winning penalty was the result of a poor decision, with Bailey booked for his protests, but Huddersfield deserved their win.
Defeat was Millwall's third in four games since the international break.
Bailey's return to the side was one of three changes that Ian Holloway made to his line up.
Also included in the side were striker Ricardo Fuller and midfielder Upson, while Lee Gregory was named among the substitutes after injury.
Jimmy Abdou continued at right back in Carlos Edwards' absence but Mathias Ranegie was benched and Jermaine Easter was left out of the squad.
The two sides cancelled each other out in the first 20 minutes, with a blocked Upson shot and a dangerous Abdou cross the only highlights of a dull opening.
But Upson brought the game to life when his curling drive from just inside the area clipped the underside of the crossbar and bounced behind to safety.
The Lions looked to be turning the screw, as Shaun Williams saw another effort charged down, but it was Huddersfield who took the lead in the 37th minute.
Joel Lynch's long pass out of defence was flicked on by Harry Bunn to Wells, who lashed a rising half-volley into the far corner beyond David Forde's despairing dive.
But the hosts' lead lasted just four minutes as Upson clinically converted Scott McDonald's right-wing cross with an emphatic first-time finish.
Forde then parried away a Wells shot from 20 yards to ensure Millwall went into the half-time interval on level terms.
But Huddersfield restored their advantage 12 minutes after half time.
Bailey got too tight to Bunn as he scampered into the box and the winger went down under the slightest of touches, prompting referee Carl Boyeson to point to the spot.
Wells made no mistake from the spot and confidence appeared to seep out of the Lions after they went 2-1 behind.
With Millwall sluggish in open play, a set piece looked the most likely route to goal and Mark Beevers nearly grabbed one from a corner, only for Alex Smithies to make a smart save.
Holloway then made a triple substitution – bringing on Justin Hoyte, Magaye Gueye and Mathias Ranegie – but the change did little to turn the tide.
Ricardo Fuller put two half-chances well wide of the Terriers' net in the closing stages but the visitors offered little resistance as they slipped to a deserved defeat.