Chris Coleman's side, written off before the season by the pundits, continued to serve up humble pie to their critics as they mounted a thrilling comeback to claim the Loftus Road victory which keeps them in fourth place in the Premiership.
Davis, who withdrew his summer transfer request a month ago, this week challenged his team-mates to pull off a sensation by claiming a Champions League spot. And he ensured they remain on track to do just that by cancelling out Kevin Davies' 52nd-minute opener for Wanderers. The Fulham midfielder struck in the 75th minute, 60 seconds before Facundo Sava pounced for the winner - his first goal of the season. Wanderers had kicked off on the back of a six-match unbeaten run which featured five wins - but both sides left their shooting boots at home in thefirst half as a succession of great chances went begging at both ends.
Kevin Nolan could have put the Wanderers ahead after just 10 seconds but Edwin van der Sar saved. No defensive intervention was required to counter the Cottagers' clearest opening of the first 45 minutes - as Junichi Inamoto simply thrashed the ballwide when clean through.
Davies showed both his team-mates and the opposition how it should be done seven minutes after the break, smacking home a sweet volley from a flicked onthrow-in. The big striker, 26, has enjoyed a new lease of life since his summer switch from Southampton and Saturday's strike was his fifth in 15 league games thisseason. But he should have doubled Bolton's lead a minute later, as he made a complete hash of a cross and sent a header bouncing into the turf and onto to roof of the net.
And Davies was made to pay for that miss as Davis and Sava struck 60 seconds apart to clinch the success which keeps Fulham clinging to the coat-tails of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. But Fulham had to survive drama late into injury-time when Bolton substitute Mario Jardel hit the inside of the post with a header. Edwin van der Sar leapedon the rebound.
There had also been a dramatic start, with only a superb van der Sar save preventing the visitors from grabbing the lead with just 10 seconds on theclock. Fulham's defence went AWOL as Simon Charlton's long ball was flicked on by Kevin Davies - and van der Sar somehow deflected Nolan's awkward shot round thepost. Lee Clark had Fulham's first shot at goal after 22 minutes. However, from an excellent position after tenacious work by Junichi Inamoto, the midfielder took a first-time swipe at the ball and blasted it into the stand. Bolton hit back and Youri Djorkaeff had another close-range attempt.
Van der Sar was again in the right place at the right time and seized the ball in frontof his face. Nolan's acrobatics almost created the first goal. He chested a bouncing ball above his head and smacked an overhead kick goalwards. Van der Sar initially saved, then spilt the ball only to regather as Ivan Campo steamed in hoping to smash home the rebound. Inamoto spurned the clearest opening yet, springing Bolton's offside trap as he raced onto Louis Saha's excellent pass - but then wastefully sliced wide. Bolton bagged the opener in the 52nd minute in a set-piece routine straight from the training ground. Jay-Jay Okocha's long throw from the right was flicked on by Campo and Davies slammed home a sweet close-range volley. The big striker could and should have made it 2-0 60 seconds later but headed Ricardo Gardner's cross into the ground and over the bar from five yards out. Fulham hit back and Steed Malbranque hit the post, before substitute Barry Hayles squared for Davis and he thumped the ball into the back of the net from12 yards. And it was 2-1 just a minute later when Gardner unintentionally diverted a loose ball into the path of Sava and he swept into the bottom right corner ofthe net. There was drama late into injury-time when Jardel hit the inside of the post with a header but Fulham held on.