I know that it's rather out of vogue to explain football matches through events rather than patterns and systems, but I have no doubt that had Carlos Tévez scored against Sunderland we would have seen the game out, and had Joe Hart just knocked that ball out for a throw then we would have beaten Blackburn. No doubt at all.
It's our own unforced errors which put us on five points rather than ten.
Had it been problems of cohesion and synergy that had been dragging us down, well, that would be expected. (We have looked marginally more cohesive than I expected thus far, although there's work to do here.) But individual errors? What is the point of spending the annual GDP of American Samoa on footballers if you don't eliminate things that would embarrass my Sunday league team?