We need to become better at breaking down weaker teams

We've got enough about us to remain unbeaten in our next four games.

The history books will show that we managed to beat Fulham earlier this month and take our tally to 11 points after eight games.

But what it won’t show is how much we struggled to break down the Cottagers – despite a promising spell in the first half, and how much of a let off their penalty miss was.

Don’t get me wrong, three points are always welcome but as we head into a run of games where we have the chance to pick up more wins, we need more creativity in the final third.

There were glimpses of it against Fulham but I felt the visitors, who’d conceded 14 goals before our game, looked too comfortable at the back for large periods.

What was good to see – certainly at the start of the second half – was that Haller had Fornals and Bowen much closer to him. He certainly wasn’t as isolated up top as he was against Liverpool, and there were a few nice touches from the Frenchman to bring others into the attack.

What Haller needs now is to get a goal. It doesn’t matter if it’s a tap-in or comes off his back. Sure he won’t celebrate it but it’ll do his confidence the world of good.

Coming up we have Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Man United and Leeds. I think we’ve got enough about us to remain unbeaten after these four games.

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