My issue is still increasing the number of goals we score in comparison to the territory/possession/chances that we have.
The 2nd half really wasn't as bad as some people have made out.
The problem was that we lost it 0-2 when at worst it should have been 2-2 and then there are no late nerves etc.
Yes we've let in 4 in the last 2 games but one was a deflection, 1 was a penalty and 1 was a great strike.
You can find fault in all of them but these things do happen in games.
Equally though while we've scored 6, 2 have been free kicks (bare in mind that Baines only score 1 last season so they're not common) and 1 has been from horrendous, Sunday league defending.
We could see this at Fulham too where our dominant half produced 1 goal while the more even half ended up 0-2.
Without the spectacular goals or the horrendous mistakes we don't get the amount of goals that our performance should have brought.
Now this isn't a new issue.
Last season was exactly the same. Even in the early games (we had 13 points at this stage) when we were beating Villa, Swansea, Southampton pretty easily, we were coming away thinking how didn't we score 5 or 6.
Of course when we stopped scoring, mistakes were highlighted and we started dropping points regularly.
2-2 draws with Wigan, L'pool and worst of the lot Fulham. Then ultimately we started losing games like Reading where we should have been 5-0 up by half time.
Of course this season we'd hope that Lukaku will score more than Jelavic and Victor combined (13 league goals) and that Barkley can get close to Felli's 11 league goals.
Monday's extra goals should have put the game beyond Newcastle's reach and probably would have done had Cabaye's shot not gone in.
But going back to my main point, they had their chance straight after half time which hit the post but we immediately had a chance ourselves which was scrambled off the line.
We could have tried to see out the game by smothering possession and killing any momentum for them. The other option, which we took, was to treat it as a normal game and basically trade chances.
This option was fine apart from the obvious point that we didn't put any away.
Basically all the above is a long winded way of saying that I don't have any issues with our defending so far, or for in the future.
It's more that people should bare in mind last season and that we're obviously to likely to have some games that don't go our way.
When that is the case people shouldn't go over the top with worry or criticisms.