QPR caretaker boss Chris Ramsey hailed their goalscorers after a 2-0 win at Sunderland.
QPR prevailed as a result of Leroy Fer's 17th-minute header and Bobby Zamora's thunderous finish in first-half injury time, although keeper Rob Green had to pull off two fine reaction saves to deny Connor Wickham and Jermain Defoe.
Asked if he felt he himself deserved the job on a permanent basis as a result, Ramsey said with a smile: "I thought I deserved it before this!
"At the end of the day, I have said it before, your life can't be defined by 90 minutes or a fantastic swivel shot that Bobby scored.
"Your life can't be dictated by that. You are either the right man for the job, for the long-term plan, or you're not."