Marcus Bettinelli admitted he hadn't seen celebrations like Fulham's after Seko Fofana's goal since he was a child after the Whites claimed a huge victory at Huddersfield.
With the three sides in the relegation zone all picking up a point each, the Whites win lifts them two points further than their rivals.
Alex Kacaniklic had given Fulham the lead but the Terriers could have equalised twice had Bettinelli not saved a penalty and seen Nahki Wells hit the post with his second effort.
And, in the final minute, Fofana broke through and finished at the second attempt to spark wild scenes in the away end.
Bettinelli told the club's official website:“I don’t even know what to say. I’ve not got much of a voice left.
“That sort of felt like a Cup Final for us then. I think you can see how much it meant to all the lads especially when Seko got the second one in. I’ve not seen celebrations like that since I was a little kid.”
Bettinelli was named man of the match by Fulham fans through GetWestLondon's player ratings system and the England U21 international admitted he rode his luck at times.
He added: “I think most goalies have one of these games every so often. I made a couple of mistakes and managed to get away with them with a save after that.
“I rode my luck at times as well as the team, but I’m just happy that we got a clean sheet and the three points, that was the main thing.”