LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) - Derby County failed to take advantage of the three teams above them in the Championship having their games postponed on Saturday, when they were beaten 2-1 at home to Fulham, who replaced them in fourth place.
Fulham, who were relegated from the Premier League in 2014, are on a fine run under Serbian manager Slavisa Jokanovic.
His countryman Aleksandar Mitrovic, on loan from Newcastle United, put them ahead and 17 year-old prospect Ryan Sessegnon scored a 14th goal of the season to double the lead by halftime.
Tom Huddlestone reduced the deficit but the London side held on to move two points above Derby and one behind third-placed Aston Villa.
Leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff City and Villa were all victims of the bad weather.
Bristol City were able to play at home to Sheffield Wednesday and beat them 4-0 with a hat trick by midfielder Bobby Reid to regain a playoff place.
Sunderland stayed bottom despite a 1-1 draw at Millwall. (Reporting by Steve Tongue, editing by Pritha Sarkar)