Mark Warburton felt QPR’s point against Watford was the least they deserved.
They recovered well after failing to deal with a routine ball into their penalty area, allowing Ben Wilmot to score from close range.
Rangers put Watford under sustained pressure and were eventually rewarded when Ilias Chair rounded off a slick team move by finishing coolly after being teed up by Lyndon Dykes’ deft flick.
“It wasn’t a lucky point – I thought we more than deserved it and actually we dropped two points against a very good team,” manager Warburton said.
“We gave away a really poor goal in the first two minutes from a corner but then the reaction was very good.
“It’s all about how you react and I thought we responded very well. We won the duels, played forward and through midfield.
“We looked a good team and as the game went on I thought we looked stronger and stronger.
“We had chances and I thought we looked in complete control in the second half. We looked dangerous and managed to get the equaliser.
“You might say ‘Well done you nicked a point against a team who are top of the league’, but I thought we more than deserved that.
“The equaliser was a very well crafted goal and the players deserve a lot of credit.”
Rangers were without Rob Dickie, who will be assessed ahead of the trip to Rotherham.
Warburton indicated he was unsure whether Dickie would be able to play in Tuesday’s game after the defender “rolled his ankle” during training on Friday.