An injury-time goal by Michael Turner means Watford are a step closer to the Premier League.
The Fulham defender's goal against Middlesbrough would see Watford promoted if the score stays the same.
Fulham defender Fernando Amorebieta is set to join Middlesbrough on loan for the rest of the season.
A deal to take the former Athletic Bilbao man to the Riverside has been agreed and will be confirmed once he returns from international duty.
Amorebieta has previously worked with Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka, when the two were on the playing staff at San Mames in the mid-2000s.
James Husband will head the other way as part of the deal.
Derby's march towards the Premier League stuttered as they fell to a shock 2-0 defeat at Fulham.
The Sky Bet Championship leaders arrived at Craven Cottage unbeaten in seven matches, but were undone by a Fulham side previously without a win in six thanks to goals from Nikolay Bodurov and Cauley Woodrow.
Hull City boss Steve Bruce has denied claims he is set to take the Fulham job.
Following the weekend's away draw at Manchester City, Bruce was quick to ridicule reports that he was set to replace Kit Symons at Craven Cottage.
"I was getting the sack the day before, and then Fulham want me.
"Unfortunately with the media today I can't do anything about it. The biggest problem I've got with the whole thing is they've got a manager in situ at Fulham and I've got huge respect for Kit who is new to the job.
"I can't comment on it because if I comment on it it just fuels it even more, and as far as I'm concerned it's rubbish journalism."
Substitute Hugo Rodallega was denied an FA Cup giant-killing act by a post as Sky Bet Championship Fulham very nearly shocked 10-man Premier League outfit Sunderland.
The Colombia international blasted against the woodwork as time ran down with the Black Cats, who played the final 24 minutes without £10million midfielder Jack Rodwell after he was dismissed for a second bookable offence, teetering on the brink.
Ross McCormack smashed a first-half hat-trick as Fulham sank Nottingham Forest 3-2 at Craven Cottage.
The Scottish striker took his goal tally for the season to 10 with three long-range strikes to crank the pressure back up on Forest boss Stuart Pearce.
The visitors threatened a comeback when Henri Lansbury scored either side of half-time, and would have dragged themselves level but for a glaring miss by top scorer Britt Assombalonga.
But Fulham held out for a victory which was a far cry from when the teams met at the City Ground in mid-September, with Forest top of the table and Fulham rock bottom.
Following a late win at rivals Derby at the weekend, Nottingham Forest have hit the ground with a bump, conceding three first-half goals at Fulham.
A Ross McCormack hat-trick has seen Fulham race into a three-goal lead at Craven Cottage.
The Michael Jackson statue outside Fulham's Craven Cottage stadium is set to be removed and returned to former owner Mohamed Al Fayed, according to The Daily Mail.
Al Fayed told fans shortly after the monument was erected in 2011 that they could "go to hell" if they did not like it.
He also joked that Fulham's new owner Shahid Khan would be in "big trouble" if the sculpture was removed.
However, it now appears that Al Fayed will take the statue to another one of his properties.
A Fulham spokesperson told the newspaper: "The statue is not part of the Riverside development of the stadium and will be returned to the former chairman in due course."