Pundits, including Rio Ferdinand, react to Charlie Austin's goalscoring heroics for QPR

Charlie Austin

Charlie Austin scored twice for QPR against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Queens Park Rangers grabbed a 2-2 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday night, and had Charlie Austin to thank for that.

The R's went 2-0 behind at Loftus Road, as Brighton - who remain unbeaten in the Championship this season - scored two goals in as many minutes thanks to strikes from Dale Stephens and Rajiv van La Parra.

QPR's goal machine striker Austin then pulled a goal back, and after Lewis Dunk was sent off for Brighton, Austin grabbed his second goal late on to earn Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's side a point.

Austin, 26, smashed 18 goals for QPR last season, and many expected him to leave Loftus Road up on the club's relegation to the Championship.

Austin stayed though, and whilst his contract runs out at the end of the season, he won't be leaving in a cut-price January deal either - much to the joy of QPR fans.

After the final whistle, ex-QPR defender Rio Ferdinand sent a message on Twitter to Austin, whilst former R's hero Trevor Sinclair raved about the striker, and also praised the spirit and courage under new manager Hasselbaink.

Finally, Adam Virgo - another pundit - had his say on Austin, stating that he is an example to players on how to deal with intense transfer speculation.

Here is how a number of pundits reacted to Austin's performance against Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday afternoon...

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