A theme running through some of the message boards post game - and something I alluded to in my post game thoughts - has been the concern at our defensive performance of late, specifically the manner in which we are conceding and this was something Mark Hughes focused in his post-match interview, and something that wasn't expected given the investment made in that area:
"At set pieces we need to do better in terms of positioning and personnel. We've been caught out a few times but it's not just us. Decent balls in are difficult to defend, though that wasn't the case today.
"We started really well with four clean sheets but we're conceding now. We're working hard on that. There are areas we need to focus on and we pick the bones out of the games we have played."