QPR boss Warnock: That was better than watching England

Neil Warnock isn't a man to mince his words – and he reckons Saturday's draw with the Canaries was an advert for football that puts some supposedly bigger fish to shame.

City's travelling army of 3,122 fans pushed the crowd up to 18,059 – the biggest at Loftus Road for six years.

With football's mega-stars failing to shine on the biggest stages, it's proof that there is life outside the top flight.

'If you don't enjoy coming to QPR at the minute there is something wrong with you because it's exciting isn't it?' he said. 'You've seen all the bloody England performances and some of the Premier League dross – let's be fair, it's exciting here. You pay your money, bring your kids here – best thing you can do. I think Norwich played their part as well.

'I remember Norwich with all the kids at their place – it's great to play like this to entertain and enjoy it, the oohs and aahs. A great advert.

'We needed a clinical finish, but we put some great balls in the box – just not enough devilment to get on the end of it really. I thought first half that's as good as Norwich could play and I thought we could play better.

'So I thought we did alright in the first half, but I thought we could do better in the second half, which we did. I enjoyed it. I thought it was a great crowd, end to end stuff – you don't get 0-0 draws like that normally, but both tried to win it.'

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If Warnock wants to see some 'devilment' from striker Heidar Helguson, then it could be time to bring out the match video and tell him to keep an eye on the Norwich player in the number nine shirt.

While Helguson waited for the final 25 minutes to have his best spell, according to his manager, Grant Holt had already made his mark on the game by winning a penalty midway through the first half when he tangled with defender Clint Hill.

'I think when Grant Holt gets a chance, he's a clever lad isn't he, he's going to make sure it looks like a penalty, so I don't think the referee had much option.

'He makes sure that the ref gives a penalty. I said to Helguson he should do that more. He will learn from Grant Holt. When Helguson comes into his own we seem to function better.'

Rangers are four points clear at the top, and while dropped points have been a rarity this season, Warnock was happy enough with the outcome.

'You don't get the clean sheets we've got without working hard at it and that's all credit to the lads that were there,' he said. 'I thought they got better as the game went on. It's hard playing against Holty, it's difficult.

'People say about two points dropped. I think away from home is as good as at home nowadays for a lot of teams. I would definitely prefer to play Norwich away from home if I'm honest. They will have to come out a lot more with the home fans there.'