It was an afternoon which provided Darnell Furlong with arguably the biggest test of his career; an examination that he passed with flying colours.

As well as the treacherous weather conditions, the 22-year-old was tasked with trying to contain Fulham's boy-wonder, Ryan Sessegnon, a task which he certainly grew into as the game wore on.

Admittedly, the 17-year-old caused a lot of problems for Furlong in the first half, but the defender clicked into gear after the break, forcing Sessegnon's impact into near-anonymity; ultimately leading to him being taken off by Slavisa Jokanovic.

Speaking to QPR's website, Furlong said: "Coming into the game I was definitely aware of his threat and the problems he can cause.

“I knew I had to shut him out and there needed to be more of a defensive performance from me.

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“He is one of their players, along with others, who can really hurt you and change the game so my main goal was to stop him and I felt like I done that so I was very pleased.”

He added: "You have to be focused and switched on all the time.

“If you switch off, even for a second, that’s when a player like that can really hurt you, so I worked on making sure that I was focused throughout the game.”

It was the proverbial game of two halves, and Furlong admitted that he was ultimately left with a feeling of frustration that QPR didn't leave with with all three points.

“I felt in the second half we were much the better team and there was almost a feeling at the end that we were gutted we didn’t win it!” he said.

“We had a few chances but we have to be happy with the point and now we can go into the international break full of confidence.”

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