A GOAL from Burnley's Jay Rodriguez two minutes from time consigned Fulham to their second fruitless trip to the north-west in four days - and their eight defeat in a row at one of their biggest bogey grounds.
You have to go back to April 1951 to find the last Fulham victory at Turf Moor and there have been 25 winless visits since that distant 2-0 success.
There had been high hopes of progress in this year's Carling Cup - the one competition the Whites could conceivably win one day - but Fulham were again found wanting against the Championship side.
Roy Hodgson made eight changes from the side beaten by the same 1-0 scoreline down the road at Blackburn at the weekend and it was an indication he was not prepared to risk all of his first-teamers ahead of the Premier League visit of West Ham on Saturday.
"The Premier League is our priority and some of my players have niggling injuries," Hodgson said.
The Whites also went of the FA Cup lamely at the same ground five years ago and are now building a repoutation as bottlers against lower league sides.
In recent seasons, they have been knocked out of the major domestic cups by Bristol Rovers, Wycombe and Leyton Orient.