QPR boss Neil Warnock was proud of his players after a gutsy home defeat to Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Jay Bothroyd headed QPR in front in the first half and even after goals from Dzeko and David Silva turned things around, Heidar Helguson brought the hosts level to the delight of the Loftus Park faithful.
Yaya Toure headed home the winner but City were made to work hard for the three points, which delighted Warnock said: "We said before the game people will write us off, we've only come together in a few weeks as a team.
"But we've played without fear today, we're disappointed of course. They were three silly goals defensively, individuals make mistakes and top players punish you.
"We've hit a couple of posts and it would have been interesting if Jamie Mackie had gone down in the box and given the referee a decision to make, but he's too honest for that.
"But I don't think they'll get a tougher test than that, so credit to the boys.
"It was a great game, you take your hats off to the lads. We have made individual mistakes, but their first goal was I think their first shot - 43 minutes - and that says a lot.
"In the end I think they were quite fortunate to get away with a win today."