Hart who made a couple of crucial saves in front of the watching England boss Fabio Capello could hardly contain his excitement.
“That was a proper Premier League match,” he beamed. “Hats off to QPR. It was a great game and I loved every minute of it.
“We can play better than we did but we dug deep and we can be proud that we won that game and what we achieved. Not many teams will come here and win, especially in a night game.
“It was the first time I have played a Loftus Road and it was great, the fans, the atmosphere, the whole thing. We scored some fantastic goals and Joleon Lescott really stepped up in Vincent Kompany’s absence.”