Alan Pardew: "I'm worried in so much as we are not picking up enough points, that is pretty evident.
"Although the performances against Stoke, Wigan and against Fulham have improved, it is a worry we don't have enough points on the board.
"Second half we had the game by the scruff of the neck really, the goal was a soft goal.
"We gave away a cheap free-kick and then we didn't defend that situation well at all and have come away losing a game we should've got something out of.
"We just didn't defend it well it I'm honest, we are going to have to be better - we can't concede soft goals at this level. To win that game we needed to score three at Fulham and it is really difficult to do that.
"Of course it is very, very disappointing because I believe we have an honest set of players and we work on situations and really for us it is a poor goal, I can't so no more than that really."