The Whites suffer at home yet again, raising questions about manager, Martin Jol.
A solid, energetic start gave way to a sloppy performance after a David Luiz wonder strike set up Chelsea for a 3-0 victory.
Murmurs of discontent rumble around the Cottage as, yet again, a late Southampton goal deny Fulham three points.
After last week's shambles at QPR, Martin Jol was hoping for something of a resurrection. If anything, this was just worse.
Martin Jol's side put in a tremendous shift as they succumbed to an organised, numerically advantaged Sunderland side.
A last minute penalty save meant Fulham took a share of the spoils in a game that will be remember for sheer, unadulterated entertainment.
For quite some time on Saturday afternoon it felt as if it would just be one of those evenings. One of those evenings where, despite monumental pressure, you never quite make that breakthrough...
A goal at the death from substitute Edin Dzeko gave City the points in what was a well-fought match.
Dimitar Berbatov showed just why he was top goalscorer barely two years ago with a masterful performance.
Man Utd were scrapping for the three points in the dying moments as Fulham put in a valiant, creative display at Old Trafford. No three points but plenty of positives.