It was a point and a night of frustration at Craven Cottage - but at least it yielded something.
Ragnar Sigurdsson debut
The latest Fulham debutant enjoyed a fairly solid start but in truth he was hardly tested.
Albion striker Chris O’Grady had dropped in to mark Scott Parker for the majority of the match, leaving Stuart Beavon to trouble the Icelandic defender and his partner Tomas Kalas.
Burton hardly managed a shot at goal but Sigurdsson will be disappointed that he was slow to react to Beavon’s turn in the box which eventually set up the Albion winner.
Sigurdsson was comfortable and neat in possession, as were all the Fulham players, but that is easy when the opposition don’t want the ball.
Fulham should probe the Belgian Pro League some more
After Denis Odoi’s flying start to the season, Neeskens Kebano looks like he can make a similar impact when the Congo international becomes fully accustomed to life in London.
His link-up play with Ryan Sessegnon down the left-hand side was the biggest positive for Fulham who endured an otherwise frustrating evening.
Kebano’s touch was faultless throughout and he looks dangerous with each attack, but the former Genk playmaker must add a final product.
The Pro League looks like a hotbed of potential talent, reinforced by west London rivals QPR with their signing of Anderlecht’s Idrissa Sylla, and Fulham could do worse than delve into the Belgian market again next summer.
Chris Martin needs help
The former Derby striker will be incredibly frustrated with his performance in front of Fulham fans, but he had very little service throughout.
The Burton backline sat very deep, often with eight men behind the ball and he grew isolated as the match went on with Whites choosing to play down the flanks.
Fulham opted for a more direct approach in the last 20 minutes following the introduction of Matt Smith but Martin still only had scraps to feed off.
He was substituted in the 78th minute and is still searching for his first Fulham goal.
Fulham need a Plan C
Fulham have been brilliant in the first half of most Championship matches this season, taking the game to the opposition with some exciting, attacking football.
However, the tempo seems to drop off in the second half, as happened at Craven Cottage against Cardiff where the Whites squandered a 2-0 lead, and again against Burton Albion who completed a second half smash and grab.
Plan B is obvious, throw Matt Smith on and hope he makes a nuisance of himself, but that is becoming just as predictable as Plan A.
Jokanovic needs to think of another way to break down stubborn opposition.
Possession is NOT nine points of the law
After all, 70.7% to 29.3% - we've no idea how they split the decimal point - suggests a dominance that should yield three points.
But at the end, Burton time wasting and some very cynical moments still got them a share of the spoils. Life can be cruel - and this game was a burning beacon to the notion.