Not the worst result we could get. A loss means that there are no more League Cup games left to play, meaning that there’s just the Premiership and the Europa Cup to deal with before Christmas.
Sure, we can’t throw games, but this was surely a game to ‘experiment’, to try out some new players. Let Man City go on a cup run – Fulham don’t really need it right now.
Edit – The original version of this post was written when I was under the misapprehension that the game had ended in a draw and a replay would be needed, and when I saw the actual outcome this morning a fair rewrite was needed. Doh!