Stephen Warnock and Lucas Akins struck either side of half-time to send Burton Albion to an impressive victory over promotion hopefuls Fulham.
Albion continued to show the character they are so famed for after last weekend's defeat to Leeds United by taking the lead through Warnock's back-post tap-in.
And while Oliver Norwood levelled things up before the break with a classy finish, Akins struck from the penalty spot to give Burton a lead they were unwilling to part with.
Given the quality of the Brewers' midweek display in drawing 0-0 at Norwich City, Nigel Clough made only the one change to take on the Cottagers.
That was a straight swap up front, with Sean Scannell coming in for Joe Mason as a forward partner for Marvin Sordell.
The pair would not take long to make their mark - but not before Fulham threatened to notch the earliest of openers.
Barely 40 seconds were on the clock when Neeskens Kebano used his pace to latch onto a long ball in behind Jake Buxton and John Brayford down the left, Ben Turner providing a timely clearance inside his own six-yard box.
Both sides then threatened to break the deadlock in the space of a minute, Jamie Allen's deft touch freeing up space for him to drill a tame shot at David Button from 20 yards, before Ryan Sessegnon - a goalscorer against Burton last September - saw a volley plucked out of the air by Stephen Bywater.
The net was soon bulging at Fulham's end, though, as Warnock got off the mark in Brewers colours.
It was his first goal since August 2014, and owed much to Scannell's pace in behind. He got onto Buxton's lobbed pass and made it to the by-line before cutting possession back across goal for Sordell.
The ex-Coventry City man was denied by a lunging block, but that only nudged possession across for Warnock, who tapped in freely at the back post.
The lead would last 19 minutes - enough time for Norwood to spurn a fine chance from Stefan Johansen's clever cutback.
But the Fulham midfielder made up for that miss soon after, collecting the ball 25 yards in front of goal and rifling a low effort that skidded inside Bywater's far post.
Still, it was Albion who finished the half the brighter, Brayford stinging Button's palms with a powerful left-footed strike and Allen then seeing his classy effort beat the Fulham keeper, only to cannon back off the bottom of a post.
And Clough's men made sure to carry that momentum into the second half.
Scannell had earlier pulled Button into a smart block from close range when Albion were awarded their first penalty of the league season - and only their third since coming into the Championship.
McFadzean was felled by Kevin McDonald in the box, and Akins stepped up to slam it down the middle and through Button, who got a decent touch on it but was unable to stop it.
An inevitable backlash followed from last season's beaten play-off semi-finalists, with Sessegnon asking many of the questions down Fulham's left flank.
It was from his fizzing low cross that Sheyi Ojo should have levelled things up for the visitors.
But the on-loan Liverpool man leant back and smashed his effort against the crossbar, with Bywater and the defence stranded.
And while the Brewers struggled to find a way out of their own half as Fulham ratcheted up the pressure, Albion again stuck to their task to secure a second win of the campaign and move on to eight points ahead of Wednesday's Carabao Cup trip to Old Trafford.