Fulham's merry meeting with Southampton was the footballing equivalent of a traditional Lynx Africa set. On the day, it's mildly underwhelming but in the long-run, it's an understated life saver. Ralph Hasenhüttl's side couldn't poop on the party in SW6 because Stuart Gray and Matt Wells initiated a tier system that stranded the seasiders on the banks of the Thames, via Scott Parker's Zoom-issued instructions.
Howay the lads only come away with one point? I know, terrible pun, and that isn't the worst of it, as we'll discover and revise as this article thickens with anguish and disdain. Hold on, though, there's also notable reasons to be cheerful, upbeat and chipper, so sod the tier system, we're all in this together.
In 196 games, 3413 days all in all, Fulham had not drawn a game 0-0 at Craven Cottage but all good things, even if it isn't necessarily exciting to say the least, have to come to an end at some point in history, and though it wasn't the most illustrious of records, it's a statistic that'll be missed dearly for a sorrowful day, or two.
As Parker’s Fulham begin to show glimpses of the defensive solidarity that helped them to promotion last season, Rhys takes a look at why the obsession with possession on the banks of the Thames has come to a necessary end.
Jamie Carragher isn't a very good pundit and I hope this tremendous result had him spitting at civilians from his car window on the way home. Liverpool are the champions of England, quite literally, and they were humbled by Scott Parker's doomed Fulham, destined for the drop. Eat your words.
Manchester City recorded a routine 2-0 victory over a Fulham side that haven't won at the Etihad since April 2009. In fact, the Whites haven't even scored a single solitary goal against City, in all competitions, since December 2013 so, in the words of Liam Gallagher, "as you were".