It was always going to be tough to beat Newcastle despite their form but Fulham did just that.
Though they are currently in 13th position, Fulham are only three points away from last year's ninth-placed finish.
Clint Dempsey goals played a huge role in the club's position last year but he has not been missed so far.
With Hugo Rodallega, Mladen Petric and Dimitar Berbatov, the Cottagers have three players to provide a goal-scoring threat.
They are all different players and have scored 10 goals between them since the season began.
While that outlay isn't the greatest, it is the added productivity of the midfield players that has been a bonus for the side.
Steve Sidwell, Damien Duff, Bryan Ruiz, Alexander Kacaniklic and Chris Baird have all scored two goals or more.
They have played their roles well for the most part on both ends their contributions have helped negate the loss of Moussa Dembele.
That kind of balance will help the club tremendously if all the players involved can continue their form.