Southampton’s Matt Targett continued his positive run in the Fulham side on Saturday as the Cottagers consolidated their place in the play-offs with a 2-0 win over Aston Villa.
Full-back Targett – making his third consecutive start for the club – played the duration at Craven Cottage as Fulham extended their home winning run to seven matches against Steve Bruce’s side.
After a tight first half, it took just seven minutes for Ryan Sessegnon to sweep the hosts in front after the interval, his 12th strike of the season.
Floyd Ayite made it 2-0, firing into an empty from inside the centre circle after controlling goalkeeper Sam Johnstone’s wayward free-kick.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Harrison Reed played 92 minutes of a dramatic East Anglian derby.
A Luke Chambers strike one minute from time looked to have sealed the points and local bragging rights for Ipswich only for Tim Klose to head home after five minutes of stoppage time.
Sam Gallagher meanwhile was unable to prevent Birmingham from avoiding defeat to Millwall at St Andrew’s.
The hosts had almost two-thirds of possession and 15 efforts on goal, but the division’s lowest scorers (22) landed their only shot on target in the third minute of stoppage time when Jordan Archer blocked Harlee Dean's low effort.
Fred Onyedinma scored the game’s decisive goal on 77 minutes, netting on the rebound after his initial effort was saved by ‘keeper David Stockdale.
In League Two, Ryan Seager took his personal tally to five for the season in Yeovil Town’s 4-1 defeat to Stevenage.
Goals from Luke Amos, Jon Smith, Danny Newton and Ben Kennedy eased the hosts to victory before Seager netted a consolation strike late on, tapping home from close range.