Clarke refused to use the dismissal of Odemwingie as an excuse and was more content with how his side performed after half-time.
"We are all human, everybody has got emotions," he said.
"He thought he had a free-kick against him, the red mist obviously came down and he will take his punishment.
"He will get his three-game ban and the club have got a disciplinary process we will go through, and we move on. In football it happens, people get sent off.
"I was happier with the second-half performance. I think we approached the game well second half and we tried to cause a few problems which I think we succeeded in.
"We spoke at half-time and said if we could make it 2-1 we could make it an uncomfortable afternoon for Fulham, but it didn't work out like that."