Cardiff manager Dave Jones insists his side were determined not let QPR celebrate promotion on their home soil and believes there is still much to be decided at the top of the npower Championship over the remaining three games.
The 2-2 draw in the Welsh capital may have put the Rangers' promotion party on hold after they failed to record the victory which could have sent them into the Barclays Premier League. But, pending the outcome of their FA disciplinary hearing into the transfer of Alejandro Faurlin, they can finally seal their return to the top flight with victory over Hull on Monday.
Jones said: "There was no way they were coming here to have a party. They had champagne in their dressing room and the Championship trophy was here but we were not going to lie down."
He added: "The players are deflated because we didn't win but there is still a long way to go. We have ensured our play-off place but there is still a lot of football to be played and there will be twists and turns before the end.
"I thought it was a terrific game and the supporters made it a match the Championship could be proud of."
Neil Warnock may have to wait an extra couple of days to seal promotion back to the promised land but he could only echo Jones' thoughts after a thoroughly enjoyable encounter at the Cardiff City Stadium.
The QPR boss said: "I just thought it was a great advert for Championship football with two great sides giving everything.
"We defended like fairies in the first half but the first two goals could have come straight out of the Premier League.
"We played on the front foot in the second half and Adel Taarabt scored a deserved equaliser.
"We had no stars and to come back twice against Cardiff at a full house was outstanding."
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