Liverpool missed their chance to pile the pressure on Manchester United after drawing 1-1 with Manchester City.
The Reds are now seven points behind United with 12 league games still to play, and things could have been worse.
City took the lead at Anfield when Craig Bellamy scored against one of his former teams, and Liverpool struggled without Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso.
Dirk Kuyt did net late in the game to earn Liverpool a point, but that's not enough in a game they needed to win.
Everton also missed the chance to pick up some valuable Premier League points when they drew 0-0 away to Newcastle United.
The Magpies played more than half the match with 10 men after Kevin Nolan was sent off for a bad tackle, but Everton couldn't force a winning goal.
Big win for Fulham
Bobby Zamora and Andy Johnson celebrate
Earlier, Fulham moved up to eighth place in the league after a 2-0 win against bottom-of-the-table West Brom.
Bobby Zamora and Andy Johnson netted the goals for Fulham, while West Brom's Roman Bednar saw a late penalty saved by Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.
The goal was a welcome one for Zamora, who last found the net for Fulham way back in September 2008.