Ollie on Norwich: 'Goals change games'

QPR boss Ian Holloway was left to reflect on a frustrating second half performance from his side, as the R’s lost 2-0 to Norwich City at Carrow Road on Wednesday night.

Second half goals from Nelson Oliveira and Harrison Reed won it for the hosts, despite an even first period, in which Rangers created the better opportunities.

Holloway told www.qpr.co.uk: “I thought we deserved more from the first half. We looked a really good team at times.

“Unfortunately we didn't turn our dominance into goals and that's what costs you at this level.

“Then we made a terrible error at the start of the second half and they took full advantage. The clearance was poor and then we didn't defend it well enough.

“We had a chance at 1-0 but deep down did we create enough? Probably not.

“The second goal killed it - bang into the top corner. But we didn't defend it well enough. Yes it's a good strike but we didn't defend it well.”

Defeat at Carrow Road was the R’s first of the season and Holloway added: “Our body language at the end disappointed me because overall it was a much-improved performance from the last time we were here.

“I can't be too downbeat with the performance.

“I felt so comfortable in the first half but the first goal changed the game.

“We've got to be stronger mentally though.

“That's life. On we go to the next one against Hull on Saturday.”

Unfortunately we didn't turn our dominance into goals.

Ian Holloway
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