Arsenal continue late charge
Arsene Wenger rested Jack Wilshere for the trip to Craven Cottage after admitting he had rushed the midfielder back from injury.
Former Gunner Steve Sidwell was sent off for Fulham on his return from a ban to give his the visitors a helping hand.
Arsenal responded to their numerical advantage by taking a first half lead through defender Per Mertesacker.
Olivier Giroud was dismissed for Arsenal against Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Ryan Bennett (pictured scoring the opener) and Elliott Bennett struck for Norwich in their 2-1 win against Reading.
Peter Crouch scored for Stoke and set them on the path to an important 2-0 win against QPR which helps their survival bid.
That defeat leaves Harry Redknapp's QPR side down and out and struggling to cling on to their Premier League status.
Paolo Di Canio led Sunderland to a second successive victory, 1-0 against Everton, in his first home game as boss.
West Ham players celebrate their opening goal in the 2-0 win against strugglers Wigan.
Yoan Gouffran celebrates his early goal for Newcastle against West Brom.
Billy Jones equalised for West Brom after Newcastle had spurned chances to score a second.
Cardiff confirmed promotion to the Premier League earlier in the week, and go up as champions after a draw with Burnley.