Spurs had Heurelho Gomes to thank for keeping them in contention with the Brazilian keeper making a string of fine saves.
In the second half alone, he kept out goalbound efforts from Clint Dempsey and Bobby Zamora, while Damien Duff and Zoltan Gera also went close.
Dempsey struck the woodwork and Gomes was by far the busier keeper with opposite number Mark Schwarzer scarcely troubled on a comfortable afternoon for Fulham’s defence.
When Schwarzer did intervene, it was to produce a brilliant double save from Peter Crouch and Jermaine Jenas with 10 minutes to go.
The result keeps Tottenham in fifth spot, while Fulham stay in ninth position.