Manchester United went 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Fulham.
It was the Cottagers who started the brighter and United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak was called into action by Gael Kakuta and Moussa Dembele before Bobby Zamora wasted an inviting chance by firing over.
But it was United that went ahead on 11 minutes when Nani and Anderson combined to create an opening for leading goalscorer Dimitar Berbatov and the Bulgarian, in for suspended Wayne Rooney, made no mistake with a clinical finish.
Anderson dragged a shot wide as United took control, and they doubled their advantage just after the half-hour mark when Aaron Hughes’ deflected clearance fell to Antonio Valencia and the midfielder slotted home.
Anderson again went close as the Red Devils looked to extend their lead after the interval, but they soon found themselves fighting a rearguard action as Fulham suddenly came to life.
Kuszczak, who has confirmed his desire to leave United this summer, brilliantly tipped an Eidur Gujohnsen free-kick wide of his post before Zamora went close with a set-piece of his own.
Chris Baird then failed to hit the target as United held on to extend their lead over second-placed Arsenal, although the Gunners do have two games-in-hand on the league leaders.