Burton Albion became the first side to shut out Queens Park Rangers on home soil this season in earning a second consecutive goalless draw on the road.
A breathless first half may well have seen the Brewers in front, Sean Scannell coming closest as he fired off the post.
But it was the defensive efforts that ultimately saw them over the line as Ian Holloway's men cranked up the pressure late on.
Nigel Clough stuck with the starting XI that had begun last weekend's fine victory over Fulham.
And that continuity showed in the early stages at Loftus Road, with Albion the quicker into their rhythm.
QPR's sloppiness could have cost them when a scuffed Jack Robinson clearance fell to Luke Murphy, roving in midfield.
His first-time pass picked out Scannell - partnering Marvin Sordell up front again - with space on the edge of the Rs' box, but the Huddersfield Town loanee elected not to shoot and was quickly closed down before he could release into the path of Jamie Allen's run.
Scannell was involved again soon after with the Albion's best chance of the game, latching onto Kyle McFadzean's superb first-time ball from deep and cutting inside Darnell Furlong to free up room for a right-footed shot from the left.
Alex Smithies perhaps expected him to go across goal, but Scannell elected for the near post, firing low and seeing his shot cannon back off the woodwork and into the grateful arms of the QPR keeper.
The open nature of the game was summed up by a moment midway through the half, when both sides benefited from defending a corner in their own box to streak away on the counter and force a set piece at the other end.
Stephen Bywater's first notable save came from his own player, Luke Freeman's cross coming back off Allen's shins and sliding towards the Albion goal before the visiting keeper got down to cling on.
He was similarly alert to clutch onto Freeman's powerful effort later on.
Burton undoubtedly had the better of the play before the break, with Marvin Sordell also coming close, but they had to hold firm at the start of the second half as Holloway's side came out re-energised.
A few crucial blocks denied the Rs from wide positions, Jake Buxton stepping in to get in the way of Conor Washington's goalbound shot after Pawel Wszolek found him with a backwards pass.
Lucas Akins then produced a brave headed block to divert a thunderous 20-yard volley from home centre-half Alex Baptiste that looked destined for the back of the net.
Albion struggled to maintain possession long enough to really threaten their hosts at the top end of the pitch, as they had done in the earlier stages.
And had Freeman's fizzing 20-yard effort not drifted just off target in the 78th minute, that may have been even more of a problem.
But Burton made sure of becoming the first side to leave Loftus Road with a clean sheet in the league this term thanks to their usual miserliness at the back, a myriad of direct balls dealt with by the combination of McFadzean, Turner and Buxton.
Another point on the road, then, for Clough's men - but perhaps they will ask if they could have had more if they had shown a more clinical edge in the first half.