It was honours even in an enthralling encounter from start to finish as Rovers and City played out a 1-1 draw.
The visitors struck first when Jamie Vardy fired home from close-range on 20 minutes but Rovers struck back before the break, a first goal for Matt Kilgallon as he glanced home a Craig Conway corner.
The second half was a pulsating affair with both sides looking for a winner, but it didn't come as a point had to be settled for.
"I thought it was a cracking game from start to finish," Bowyer told Radio Rovers.
"I thought we got on the front foot quite early and had a go, Leicester were outstanding on the counter attack.
"We gifted them the goal, which is disappointing, as they don't need any gifts, but I think it shows how far we have come, we go a goal down and the response is immediate and I was delighted with how we went about it.
"Our goal was a boost and gave us some belief and then in the second half I thought we were outstanding.
"I think if you look at the chances we had, and then again look at the chances Leicester had, a point was probably a fair result, but we did have chances to win the game.
"It was one of those games where it went hell for leather from the start, it was a great advert for the Championship and a great game."