Fulham's draw against Southampton proved to be more than just a point won as all but two of the teams below the Whites lost on Saturday.
With bottom side Leicester pulling off a shock result against Blackburn and Ipswich losing at Upton Park, the relegation zone stays firmly on 32 points.
Had the result gone Southampton's way, Fulham would have been sitting in 15th place and only above Sunderland on goal difference. The point means Fulham are now sitting in 13th spot.
Saturday's other Premiership results:
Arsenal 3 Sunderland 0
Bolton 3 A Villa 2
Chelsea 2 Derby 1
Leeds 3 Man Utd 4
Leicester 2 Blackburn 1
Liverpool 2 Charlton 0
West Ham 3 Ipswich 1