Darren Bent came off in the second half with a hamstring injury against his former club.
Goals from Nikolay Bodurov and Cauley Woodrow proved enough for The Cottagers, who could have had more and were good value for their win.
One man who will want to forget this game sooner than any other Derby player would be Darren Bent.
He spent an unhappy season on loan at Fulham in 2013/14. He scored just six goals in 30 appearances for the club as they were relegated from the Premier League.
Fulham fans are not so keen on Bent and he did not make things any better when scoring against the club whilst on loan at Brighton earlier in the season. He celebrated by cupping his ears to the Fulham fans.
Fulham fans had the last laugh that day, when they came back to win 2-1. They had it again today.
Despite his excellent form for The Rams he was terrible this afternoon and was subbed off in the 64th minute of a display he would not have enjoyed with a hamstring injury.
Especially as the Fulham fans booed him off the pitch.
Only one person has been beaten home and away this season by Fulham. And we all know who that is, don't we @DarrenBent ?— C.J.H (@CHFULHAM) February 28, 2015
Is Darren Bent the only person Fulham have beaten home and away in the league this season?— Thomas McIlroy (@thomasmcilroy) February 28, 2015
Hardly warm reception for returning Darren Bent. Booed whenever his on the ball. #fulham— Robert T. Błaszczak (@RobertBlaszczak) February 28, 2015
Fulham win, a clean sheet, cauley hopefully cementing a starting position and to top it off darren bent getting injured. Must be dreaming— Matt King (@MattKing_FFC) February 28, 2015