FULHAM WERE RELEGATED from the Premier League with a 2-0 loss at home to Burnley on Monday that assured the Clarets of their top-flight status.
The result meant London club Fulham would join already-demoted West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United in the second-tier Championship next season.
Scott Parker’s side had to avoid defeat on Monday to maintain their slim hopes of beating the drop.
But those hopes were all but ended by first-half goals from Burnley’s Ashley Westwood and Chris Wood.
VAR is not empowered to recommend a booking, hence the lack of even a yellow card.
But if that was a fortunate break for Fulham, their luck ran out at the other end of the pitch in the 70th minute when Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s shot beat Burnley keeper Nick Pope only to bounce clear off the underside of the bar.