Nottingham Forest suffered their first setback since Steve Cooper grew to become supervisor as Fulham reclaimed second place within the Championship with a decisive victory on the Metropolis Floor.
An personal aim by Djed Spence gave the Londoners a half-time lead, with neither facet at their greatest going ahead.
Lewis Grabban wasted an opportunity to equalise after the break and Fulham ran away with the sport by scoring three extra in 9 minutes.
Aleksandar Mitrovic grabbed his 14th and fifteenth league targets of the season, the second from the penalty spot after a foul on Denis Odoi, both facet of a strike by Neeskens Kebano.
The win lifted Fulham above West Bromwich Albion, who beat Bristol Metropolis on Saturday, however the Cottagers are nonetheless 5 factors behind leaders Bournemouth, with Forest down in fifteenth.
After managing just one level from the primary seven video games of the season beneath Chris Hughton, Forest had made large strides with 4 wins and a draw since former Swansea boss Cooper was appointed as his successor.
However they had been unfortunate early on when Mitrovic flicked on Jean-Michael Seri’s nook and the ball deflected in off on-loan Middlesbrough wing-back Spence.
Brennan Johnson flashed a shot vast in reply, however Forest’s greatest alternative fell to Grabban, who swept the ball over the bar from Philip Zinckernagel’s cross.
A defensive mix-up left Mitrovic with an opportunity he couldn’t miss to double the lead and Kebano beat Forest keeper Brice Samba on the close to put up after a one-two with Harry Wilson.
The Forest keeper guessed appropriately however couldn’t fairly handle to maintain out Mitrovic’s spot-kick after Odoi was fouled by Ryan Yates and the closest the house facet got here to a comfort was Joe Lolley’s low free-kick, which Marek Rodak simply managed to claw away.
Forest are subsequent in motion away to QPR on Friday, with Fulham – who’ve now received on three successive league visits to the Metropolis Floor for the primary time because the Nineteen Fifties – at house to promotion rivals West Brom the next day.
- 30SambaBooked at 67mins
- 3FigueiredoSubstituted forMightenat 60′minutes
- 22YatesBooked at 66mins
- 8ColbackBooked at 16minsSubstituted forGarnerat 51′minutesBooked at 65mins
- 11ZinckernagelBooked at 58minsSubstituted forLolleyat 62′minutes
- 4OdoiBooked at 45minsSubstituted forTeteat 77′minutes
- 13ReamBooked at 38mins
- 33RobinsonBooked at 69mins
- 8WilsonBooked at 77mins
- 14De Cordova-Reid
- 7KebanoSubstituted forOnomahat 71′minutes
- 9MitrovicSubstituted forMuniz Carvalhoat 83′minutes
- 19Muniz Carvalho
- James Linington
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Match ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Fulham 4.
Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Fulham 4.
Nook, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Josh Onomah.
Try blocked. Max Lowe (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked.
Foul by Kenny Tete (Fulham).
Brennan Johnson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Try blocked. Ryan Yates (Nottingham Forest) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked. Assisted by Joe Lolley.
Try blocked. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked. Assisted by James Garner.
Foul by Rodrigo Muniz (Fulham).
Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Harry Wilson (Fulham) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Max Lowe (Nottingham Forest).
Substitution, Fulham. Rodrigo Muniz replaces Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Try missed. Josh Onomah (Fulham) proper footed shot from the fitting facet of the field misses to the left. Assisted by Bobby De Cordova-Reid following a quick break.
Nook, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Tosin Adarabioyo.
Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Substitution, Fulham. Kenny Tete replaces Denis Odoi.
Harry Wilson (Fulham) is proven the yellow card.
Harry Wilson (Fulham) has gone down, however the referee deems it simulation.