Roy Hodgson was left to reflect on another gutsy display that brought no reward after seeing West Brom undone by Chelsea.
The Baggies slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with that result becoming all too familiar.
Hodgson's men lost to Manchester United by the same scoreline last weekend, with Ashley Young forcing Steve Reid to put through his own net late on.
There was more late heartache for the Baggies in their second game of the season, with Florent Malouda pouncing nine minutes from time.
Hodgson had seen his West Brom side take the lead against Chelsea through Shane Long, but Nicolas Anelka levelled and Malouda provided a dramatic sting in the tail.
The Baggies now find themselves pointless and sat inside the relegation zone.
Hodgson is, however, happy with the effort being put in by his players and is confident the results will come.
"It's a little bit of de ja vu," he said.
"We looked quite solid today, but you get punished for the errors you make.
"We made two down the left side which let them in, and they took their chances.
"We were a constant threat and I thought the team were very hard-working and very disciplined.
"And there were some outstanding individual performances.
"When or if I get over the disappointment, I'll probably see some positives from it.
"But, at the moment, I'm finding it a little bit tough, as you can probably see by the miserable expression on my face."
Hodgson reserved special praise for Long, who has now netted against Manchester United and Chelsea in back-to-back fixtures.
He said: "Shane did everything we wanted of him today.
"I wouldn't want to be a centre-half with hum buzzing around my heels."
The Baggies boss also welcomed Peter Odemwingie back into his plans on Saturday and insists he never doubted that the Nigerian would pen a new deal with the club.
He said: "It was important to get Peter's future sorted out. I was always confident it would be.
"It was a bit more drawn out than I thought it might have been."