A Charlie Austin brace secured QPR a 2-2 dra with unbeaten Brighton on Tuesday evening.
The Seagulls opened the scoring through Dale Stephens, and then went 2-0 up just moments later, when Rajiv van La Parra netted in the 55th minute.
It was all doom and gloom for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, but Austin pulled one back 10 minutes later, and then after seeing Lewis Dunk sent off for the Seagulls, Austin tied the game in the 88th minute.
It was from an Alejandro Faurlin corner that Austin’s second goal came, and it connotes the Argentine midfielder’s great run of form that he has been in in recent weeks.
He was central to all the Rs attacking play, and when the 29-year-old is at top form, it is much more likely that QPR will pick up all three points.
He is technically gifted, but also possesses graft and determination which are needed to excel in the Championship, and, on his day, is far too good for the Championship.
Following the game, QPR fans took to Twitter to express their delight at Faurlin’s performance, with one fan calling him the ‘heart and soul’ of Hasselbaink’s team.
Alejandro Faurlin is the heart and soul of this team.— JFH's barmy army (@QPRFan_) December 15, 2015
It's so good to see Faurlin back to his very best, he ran that midfield tonight #QPRMOTM— Paul Martin (@paul_martin78) December 16, 2015
@QPR4Me we both must agree that Faurlin was sublime once again?— Robert Elliott (@sideshowrob67) December 15, 2015
Charlie Austin is a goal machine, his movement and finishing are top class. Man of the match for me is Ale Faurlin though ! What a baller !— Al Petronov (@Hoopsap) December 15, 2015
Faurlin different class again tonight,wish Matty would cross more often cos when he does Chaz usually gets on the end of it#QPR— Darren Sweeney (@rangerdaz) December 15, 2015
@tonyfernandes Austin gets the plaudits but Faurlin and hoilett were outstanding! !— Stuntman (@Stuntman007) December 15, 2015
Sandro and Faurlin are the ones pulling the strings in this team and the complete turn around is down to their presence— Ben Walker (@qprbenjamin163) December 15, 2015
Changed my opinion of faurlin. Best I've seen him play tonight— Paul Gibbons (@superhoops10) December 15, 2015
Decent performance. Felt we had the better chances against a side that will be right up there at the end. in Faurlin we trust #QPRvBHA— James Allcott (@jamesallcott) December 15, 2015
Faurlin is different gear!! Love the geezer— joe taylor (@joeyqpr) December 15, 2015