As Fulham beat Sheffield United to claim a vital three points in their fight to preserve their top-flight status, Ademola Lookman struck just past the hour mark.
With Ivan Cavaleiro firing over after cutting inside from the right and Harrison Reed working with Aaron Ramsdale from outside the penalty area, the hosts enjoyed the better of the first-half chances.
Seven minutes after the restart, Enda Stevens cleared Ruben Loftus-shot Cheek’s off the line before Lookman broke the deadlock, firing at his near post beneath Ramsdale.
Visitors almost generated an immediate response, but Stevens was denied by Alphonse Areola’s legs before Jayden Bogle was beaten to the ball by the Fulham’s keeper in the final minutes to preserve their clean sheet.
A fourth unbeaten game keeps Fulham in 18th, three points behind Newcastle United in 17th place, who face Manchester United on Sunday night.
With 11 points from 25 matches, Sheffield United remain bottom.