A narrow win, at Craven Cottage, over a Reading side struggling in the Championship, saw Fulham climb in to second place in the Championship.
The win makes it four wins on the bounce and extends the sides unbeaten run in the Championship to a magnificent twenty-games, extending the club record set earlier in the run.
Last night, it took a first-half goal from Stefan Johansen to ease the apprehension inside the familiar old ground to lift the club into one of the coveted automatic places, however, to remain in that aforementioned place we need to win all our remaining games and hope Cardiff City suffer a slip-up, fingers crossed everyone.
Against Reading it was the visitors who started the better of the two sides but couldn`t make anything of their early domination. But their brief period of being in charge came to an abrupt end in the 25th minute when Stefan Johansen latched on to a loose ball in the penalty area to drill home his eighth Championship goal of the season after a cross from Matt Targett had not being adequately dealt with by the Reading defence.
With the nerves eased, the Norwegian international had the chance to increase the lead but couldn`t take advantage of the chances that came his way although one effort, a shot from a probing cross from Ryan Sessegnon, did produce a fine finger-tip save from Vito Mannone in the Reading goal.
Reading`s hopes of pushing for a late-equaliser and a share of the points, came to an end in stoppage time when the Royals were reduced to ten-men after Leandro Bacuna was shown a red card for a rash challenge on our teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon.
Next up for Fulham, this weekend, is a home game against Brentford, a fixture that could be a fascinating West London derby with the Bees pushing for a possible play-off place.