Steve Bruce earned his first win at Villa Park as his Aston Villa side edged past Fulham in an poor game.
Jonathan Kodjia finished well on the volley after Albert Adomah’s cross late in the second half
Kodjia could have given Villa the lead after 10 minutes, but David Button did well to save form a tight angle.
Button made another great save after the break from Jordan Ayew as Villa got back-to-back wins for the first time since May 2015.
Villa have taken seven points from a possible nine since Bruce took over earlier this month.
It is their best run of form in the league since they drew at Burnley and beat Crystal Palace and Leicester City in the Premier League at the end of 2014.
Kodjia’s early effort was the highlight of a low-key first half as Leandro Bacuna headed wide before the break.
Michael Madl had Fulham’s best chance just after half-time, but the Austrian defender bundled Stefan Johansen’s corner wide at the far post.
Ayew had a chance to make the game safe for Villa eight minutes from full time, but his effort was narrowly wide of the post.