Match ends, Brentford 0, Fulham 1.
Fulham's £11m striker Ross McCormack eased the pressure on manager Felix Magath with his first goal for the club in a Capital One Cup win at Brentford.
The Scot had failed to fire since joining from Leeds in July, as had Fulham, who went into this match off the back of four Championship defeats.
However, the 28-year-old latched onto Chris David's defence-splitting pass to secure Fulham's first win this season.
Owner Shahid Khan had given his backing to under-fire Magath before kick off.
The Cottagers are currently rooted to the bottom of the table and will be hoping their West London derby win can provide a platform to push on in the league.
Fulham manager Magath said: "I am very pleased for him [McCormack] because that goal will give him confidence and the win will give us confidence for the future.
"We dominated parts of the game and it was a very good performance.
"Without results I cannot feel relaxed and without goals we don't have confidence, so it is a good night."
Fulham entertain League One Doncaster in the third round.
- 23JotaSubstituted forGrayat 74'minutes
- 17ToralSubstituted forDiagouragaat 63'minutes
- 39ProschwitzSubstituted forHoganat 74'minutes
- 15VoserBooked at 44mins
- 8ParkerSubstituted forFotheringhamat 45'minutesSubstituted forEisfeldat 69'minutes
- 30DavidSubstituted forBodurovat 87'minutes
- Scott Duncan
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Fulham 1.
Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham).
Tommy Smith (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tommy Smith (Brentford).
Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Ryan Williams (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).
Substitution, Fulham. Nikolay Bodurov replaces Chris David.
Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
Foul by Ryan Williams (Fulham).
Tommy Smith (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Brentford. Scott Hogan replaces Nick Proschwitz.
Substitution, Brentford. Andre Gray replaces Jota.