This weekend’s result is frustrating; despite Swansea arguably deserving a point to have got the lead and concede so late is oh so frustrating.
Last season we caught the late goal concession bug and it was at least partially responsible for the dismissal of Andre Villas Boas.
We cannot afford a recurrence if we are to challenge for major honours this season.
This year we conceded in the 88th minute against Swansea and this should be the time when we are at our most dangerous and rely upon superior fitness to punish our rivals as they push for a way back into the game.
This is just one game so it is too late to panic, but after the last two November’s I am on edge and keen to avoid the slumps that effectively ended the reigns of two former managers.
Hopefully Swansea will be just a minor aberration on our record as November is an important month.
Starting with Shaktar Donestk and Liverpool we need the performances that will put us back in the hunt for trophies.