Match ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Fulham 2.
Huddersfield sacked head coach Jan Siewert an hour after losing at home to Fulham, with Ivan Cavaleiro's superb goal securing victory over the struggling Terriers.
Huddersfield remain winless this season and Siewert had been under growing pressure following Tuesday's home Carabao Cup defeat by League One Lincoln City.
The visitors had the better of an even first half and took the lead after the break when Juninho Bacuna's horribly miscued clearance proved to be the perfect cross for Aleksandar Mitrovic to head home.
Town levelled when Karlan Grant's header from Flo Hadergjonaj's centre just crossed the line despite the attempts of Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, but Cavaleiro won it with a wonderful curled finish from just inside the area.
Huddersfield, relegated from the Premier League alongside Fulham last season, have not won in any competition since February and have taken just one point from their first three games this season.
Grant's header, awarded by the referee with the aid of goal line technology, had looked set to give them a second successive 1-1 draw.
But Wolves loanee Cavaleiro was afforded too much time after Town failed to deal with a looped Steven Sessegnon cross and the Portuguese forward showed his class to secure a second successive league win for Fulham.
Terriers goalkeeper Kamil Grabara had earlier made two good saves from Anthony Knockaert and the score would have been worse but for the performance of the Liverpool loanee.
Siewert said after Tuesday's defeat by the Imps that he did not fear for his job, but his record stood at one win from his 19 matches when his departure was confirmed.
Huddersfield travel to fellow relegated side Cardiff on Wednesday, while Scott Parker's side host Millwall on the same evening.
- 7BacunaSubstituted forChalobahat 54'minutes
- 6HoggBooked at 71mins
- 9KachungaBooked at 62minsSubstituted forMounieat 83'minutes
- 21PritchardSubstituted forvan La Parraat 84'minutes
- 17van La Parra
- 43S SessegnonBooked at 15mins
- 5MawsonBooked at 58mins
- 8JohansenSubstituted forDe Cordova-Reidat 76'minutes
- 24KnockaertSubstituted forLe Marchandat 90+2'minutes
- 19CavaleiroSubstituted forReedat 84'minutes
- 14De Cordova-Reid
- 20Le Marchand
- James Linington
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Fulham 2.
Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).
Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town).
Foul by Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham).
Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra.
Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Substitution, Fulham. Maxime Le Marchand replaces Anthony Knockaert.
Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).
Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match because of an injury Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
Attempt saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harrison Reed.
Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Rajiv van La Parra replaces Alex Pritchard.
Substitution, Fulham. Harrison Reed replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.
Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Steve Mounie replaces Elias Kachunga.
Foul by Harry Arter (Fulham).