Reading boss Steve Coppell admits he is considering his future after they were relegated at Derby.
Coppell conceded he expected the three points to be enough to keep his side afloat but paid tribute to the recent form of Fulham, who won four of their last five games to complete an unlikely survival bid.
"I thought if we had got three points here today it would be enough," he said.
"I don't know how they have played but, whatever, Fulham had to go there and get a result and that was to their credit.
"The run they have had has been brilliant. Obviously, to say we are bitterly disappointed is a huge understatement.
"The dressing room is a very sad place at the moment and it's difficult to know what to say to ease their pain.
"I'm lost for words, there is no comfort in words at the moment. It is a bit of a numb feeling.
"We have brought some good stuff to the Premier League so it is a shame for it to end that way."