Chris Coleman hailed Fulham’s desire to get back into a game that looked dead and buried after the Whites shared six goals with Watford on an incredible night at Vicarage Road.

Coleman said: ‘At 3-2, we were thinking the job was done, but it was a great finish from Ashley Young for their equaliser.

‘We worked so hard and thought we were there, but we will work on defending set pieces for the rest of the week, because Watford are very organised in those situations. We had a chat at half-time, and told the players to get the ball down and start playing. When we started to do what we are good at, we caused Watford problems.’

The Fulham manager hailed the contribution of second half substitute Brian McBride.

Coleman added: ‘Brian is starting to come into his own. It has taken a bit of time, but the goal was a fantastic finish.

‘Watford is a hard place to come, and many teams will find that to be the case this season, so I was delighted with the courage we displayed.’