I don’t subscribe to the ‘it was only Norwich’ viewpoint. How many of us were bricking ourselves that we would lose this one and that we’d be the perfect opponents for Norwich to finally get their season started? I admit I was. Yesterday ended a run of eight consecutive PL away defeats for us, so we’ve got that off our backs now. With the squad we have, and the budget and yes you could argue our coaching staff too, I feel it’s highly unlikely we will see the sort of performances such as the 3-0 victory over Liverpool where we were simply outstanding. We will play well at times, but we will have to scrap for every point possible. Yesterday we just did that, and yes while there were a few negatives and things not perfect, we banked three points and climbed the table. That will do. Our front three look decent, a nice mix. King’s first assists in the league for two seasons. Sarr may prove me wrong when I said last week nobody will hit double figures in this side. Dennis has scored twice in five games, an above reasonable return for the money we paid for him. Rose is growing into the season. Cleverley wouldn’t be in my starting eleven but yesterday he justified his selection, the man for the moment that Xisco needed. He played a big part in both Sarr goals. Sometimes it’s easy to see only what we want to see with certain players, our minds already made up. Sissoko looks the good addition we hoped he would be. Oh and our first match of the season so far without a yellow card. Another small plus when winter kicks in and players get close to suspension. There were a lot of positives yesterday, but the biggest was the 3 points. Massive for our campaign. Now to build on it next weekend. A strange quirk of the fixture list that this will be our third consecutive game against a side without a win this season. We obliged for one, but didn’t for the other yesterday. Let’s give more of our squad valuable playing time on Tuesday night and select our strongest starting eleven to face the beleaguered Geordies on Saturday, because it’s another huge winnable match in our bid to stay at this level.