Fulham have become the second side to be relegated from the Premier League after falling to a hefty defeat against Watford on Tuesday evening.
Scott Parker’s flimsy side suffered their eighth defeat in a row in a 4-1 steamrollering at Vicarage Road – the 13th game on the bounce in which the Cottagers have conceded two goals or more.
Abdoulaye Doucoure was the first to breach the Fulham defence, spanking one in from the edge of the box with 23 minutes gone.
Fulham then equalised through Ryan Babel to go in at half-time level. However, the deluge began in earnest mid-way through the second half, starting with a rasping volley from Will Hughes on the hour mark.
Troy Deeney and Kiko Femenía then added two more goals just a few minutes apart as Watford continued to overload the faltering Fulham defence – the Hornets ultimately sealing their dazed opponents’ fate with a dominant win.
So, the £100million team are to disappear back from whence they came with the only consolation being that no side in history have ever been relegated having spent that amount of money on players.
All that expenditure and Fulham have only got three more points that bottom side Huddersfield, who also still have a game in hand on their equally hopeless fellow relegatees.
Actually, that’s probably not much of a consolation at all come to think of it.