Junior Hoilett’s opener was cancelled out by a Julio Cesar own goal in a 1-1 draw, as the London side wait for their first win of the new season.
Despite sharing the spoils with the Merseyside outfit, the Welsh trainer feels that his men did enough to warrant the three points.
“I think it’s an important point, but ideally we would have preferred to take the maximum because I feel our performance warranted that,” Hughes told Sky Sports at full-time.
“Overall I thought some of our play was excellent today, in the first half I thought we created some good movement, a stonewall penalty cancelled out.
“The referee was only about four yards away from it so why he hasn’t given it I don’t know.
“The goal we conceded was due to not picking up from a set play and we need to do better than that,” he conceded.
Everton had to hold on after Steven Pienaar was dismissed, with David Moyes unhappy with the decision.
“A rubbish decision by the referee. He had a poor game all day,” the Scot grumbled.
“I am happy with the point. We went down to 10 men and the players dug in. Overall it was a hard point.”
QPR are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table with only three points from their first eight games, whilst Everton are in fourth after the weekend’s fixtures.