Fulham will spend next season in the Sky Bet Championship after their 4-1 thrashing at Watford confirmed their relegation from the Premier League.
The Cottagers' season of struggle reached its inevitable conclusion at Vicarage Road, where fine goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure, Will Hughes, Troy Deeney and Kiko Femenia ensured a ninth successive defeat.
Ryan Babel's finish had briefly given the visitors hope of at least delaying their demise, but it was not to be.
Following 33 league fixtures they have a disappointing total of 17 points, which leaves them 16 from safety.
With minus-46 they also have the division's worst goal difference, having already sacked two managers in Slavisa Jokanovic and Claudio Ranieri, and all after their net spend of £106million over the past two transfer windows represented the third highest in the league.
With Huddersfield first to hit the relegation trap-door, it now looks as though Cardiff will join them.