Dean Smith felt his side's play saw them worthy winners as Brentford claimed a thumping win at QPR in the Carabao Cup second round.
The Bees raced into a 3-0 lead before the break as an Ariel Borysiuk own goal, John Egan and Neal Maupay found the net.
Darnell Furlong pulled a goal back before Josh Clarke made it two goals in two games at Loftus Road to make it 4-1 to the Bees.
Smith said afterwards: “I think 3-0 was worthy of some of our play after 40 minutes and to come here to local rivals and do that is very pleasing.
“Their goal probably gave them hope and they put us under pressure and we had to show another side of our game in resilience.
“We always felt that we'd have another chance to kill the game with a counter attack.”
He added: “I felt that we had won the game at 3-0 and it was game over. They get the goal and had a couple of chances.
“If they'd scored one of them you might have got nervous. They know how we want to play. The second half was a bit loose and we allowed them to put it into our box.”
Smith was delighted with the resilience of his side, who have shipped goals with regularity this season, and they kept the toothless QPR attack at bay.
He explained: “We knew they'd come out and throw balls into the box but we always felt if we passed the ball box there'd be an opportunity. Josh Clarke seems to like coming here and he got another goal here.”
QPR had made 10 changes to their side with the Bees making five themselves and Smith paid tribute to his opposite number Ian Holloway for offering his support to Ryan Woods, who recently lost the baby he and his partner were expecting.
He said: “We'd made five changes and couldn't make more because of our injury list. We'd have probably liked to with another big game against Wolves on Saturday as it'll be our seventh game but we went with what we went with.
“I must credit Ian Holloway as he came into the dressing room as Ryan Woods and his partner have gone through a terrible tragedy and he sent his best wishes.”