Michael Brown admits that the victory over Newcastle heightened the frustration at taking no points from the trip to Middlesbrough last week.
The tigerish midfielder reasoned that the games were similar but, where Boro stepped up the pace in the second period on Tuesday, it was our team who hit a higher gear in the final phase of the game on Sunday. However, the Riverside encounter was the chance to make up some ground on the top half of the table as it was a game in hand.
A cause of frustration for the the team.
"Definitely, it was a similar type of game and we worked really hard," commented Michael. "I think we had the better of the first half and we were disappointed to come away with nothing. I think a draw would have been a fair result if you look at it overall.
"If you look at that and the Leicester game we lost points. By the same token, against Newcastle, we could have come away with a draw. I think it evens out over a season and we've just got to be positive that we got the three points on Sunday.
"It was a scrappy, tight affair with a few interesting things going on in a game where we got the win in the end.
"The conditions weren't great and it was won by a mistake. They had a couple of chances, we didn't play great, but neither did they. We got the result and that is the most important thing at the moment.
"We now look forward to Manchester United."