Aleksandar Mitrovic took his tally for the season to 37 goals with a brace in Fulham’s 2-0 victory at QPR.
The Serbian striker set the run-away leaders on their way in the 14th minute when he slotted home from Fabio Carvalho’s cut-back.
Having brought a number of saves from goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, including a stunning backheel effort, the forward finally made it two from the penalty spot after Lee Wallace was adjudged to have handled in the area.
Victory maintained the Cottagers’ eight-point advantage at the top of the Championship while the result saw QPR’s current poor form continue, winning just once in the last six league games.
Elsewhere, Millwall’s promotion push took a dent as the Lions had to settle for a point with a 2-2 draw away to Luton Town.
Tom Bradshaw put Millwall in front after 25 minutes with a half-volley from a Jed Wallace pass, but the Hatters levelled eight minutes later when Elijah Adebayo curled home via a post.
Benik Afobe thought he had won it for Millwall, but Jake Cooper turned a wicked Robert Snodgrass free-kick past his own goalkeeper to earn the Hatters a share of the spoils.
In League One, Mark Bowen’s first game as AFC Wimbledon boss ended in heartbreak as the Dons lost 2-1 at Sheffield Wednesday.
Jack Hunt’s early opener for the Owls was cancelled out by Ayoub Assal but Lee Gregory headed home in added time to leave Wimbledon four points from safety.
Meanwhile, Charlton Athletic fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Lincoln City in a fiery encounter which saw both sides reduced to ten-men.
Morgan Whittaker opened the scoring for the visitors in the 33rd minute before Charlton’s Alex Gilbey was sent-off for violent conduct.
Whittaker was himself dismissed just before the hour mark but Lincoln extended their lead through Anthony Scully before Jayden Stockley scored a late consolation for the Addicks.
And in League Two, Leyton Orient won 2-0 at Walsall thanks to first-half goals from Harry Smith and Otis Khan.
Khan, who rejected a new deal at Walsall to join the O’s in January, set-up Harry Smith’s 13th league goal of the season and then hit the second as the O’s recorded a fourth win in seven under new boss Richie Wellens.