Former QPR man and Cambridge manager Shaun Derry paid tribute to young Ebere Eze after his two fine goals helped Wycombe to a 3-1 win over his side.
The Hoops loanee picked out the top corner with two long-range efforts as opened his account in senior football.
And Derry admitted that Eze's impact was the overall difference between the two sides.
"Goals change games but top-quality goals change games as well," he said. "I'm not too sure you're going to see two better strikes than what you've just seen this afternoon. They were incredible strikes.
"It changes the whole dynamic of the game. (It was) a game that was very close until that first goal and once again up until the second goal.
"Let's not take anything away from our opponents. They've lost two in 18 or something like that, they're a very difficult side to play against.
“Credit where credit's due, Gareth will be going away with a deserved victory. We accept that we were second best, but that was due to two fantastic strikes.
"'Street-wise' is a great description to talk about Wycombe. They do the horrible side of the game really, really well.
"When you play against Wycombe with 11 men it's very difficult, but when you play against them with 10 it's even more so."