RYAN NELSEN has hailed the QPR supporters for the way they backed him and his team-mates in the goalless draw with Chelsea on Saturday.
Nelsen produced his finest performance in a Rangers shirt to stifle the threat of Fernando Torres and co., as the R’s more than matched the Barclays Premier League table-toppers.
“It was a very pleasing result for us,” Nelsen told www.qpr.co.uk.
“Getting a clean sheet is always a huge positive to take, especially against a team with the attacking options they have at their disposal.”
He added: “I thought the fans were fantastic.
“They got right into the game and backed us superbly.
“In the end I think both teams will have been happy with a point.”
In a free-flowing end-to-end contest, both sides created chances to take all three points, but it was the visitors who felt aggrieved when referee Andre Marriner failed to award John Terry a spot-kick following a tussle with Nelsen.
The giant Kiwi defender refuted claims it was a stonewall penalty, as Roberto di Matteo suggested in his post-match press conference.
“When grown men go down like he (Terry) did it’s a bit of a shame,” said Nelsen.
“There was nothing in it at all.
"If you ask John, he just fell down. I was holding him, of course, but he just fell down. He does it to everybody in their box.
"I said to him 'that was a bit embarrassing John' and he laughed when he ran off. He didn't say anything to me, I think he was too embarrassed.
"It's one of those ones that, when you're there, the ref was smart enough to see it.
"He was nowhere near the ball, was never going to win it, so he just fell down. He was just trying to get a penalty and trying to get something for his team to win.
"I'm really surprised Roberto said it was a stonewall penalty because, in his day, he would probably have done the same."
Meanwhile, Nelsen was full of praise for his fellow centre-half Anton Ferdinand at the end of a difficult week for the former Sunderland defender.
“I feel so sorry for Anton,” said Nelsen.
“He is the victim here, but he handled himself superbly and was probably the best player on the park on the day.
“He rose to the occasion and was absolutely fantastic for us.”