Cottagers move to within a win of 17th-placed Newcastle with 1-0 victory over Sheffield United
Ademola Lookman struck just past the hour mark as Fulham beat Sheffield United to claim a vital three points in their fight to preserve their top-flight status.
The hosts enjoyed the better of the first-half chances, with Ivan Cavaleiro firing over after cutting inside from the right and Harrison Reed working Aaron Ramsdale from outside the penalty area.
Enda Stevens cleared Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s shot off the line seven minutes after the restart before Lookman broke the deadlock, firing beneath Ramsdale at his near post.
The visitors almost produced an instant reply but Stevens was denied by the legs of Alphonse Areola, before the Fulham ‘keeper beat Jayden Bogle to the ball in the final minutes to preserve their clean sheet.
A fourth match unbeaten keeps Fulham in 18th, three points behind 17th-placed Newcastle United, who face Manchester United on Sunday evening.
Sheffield United remain bottom with 11 points from 25 matches.