Holloway frustrated after QPR are undone by Kodjia again

A frustrated Ian Holloway said he and his QPR players felt aggrieved not to have taken something from their trip to Aston Villa.

A fifth-minute goal by Jonathan Kodjia, after a swift move which split his side open through the middle, proved the difference between the two sides.

Rangers did dominate the ball in the second half, but were unable to muster more than half chances.

“We got beat by one hell of a goal,” Holloway said.

“If one of my players had scored that I’d have been delighted. Unfortunately I had to stand there and watch that unfold.

“We looked a little bit bothered by it at first but as the game went on we gave a much better account of ourselves and we feel a little bit aggrieved.

“But you have to score – Kodjia’s cost £15m so he’s certainly earned his money against us this year. That’s two in two now.”

Holloway felt his side were closer to matching Villa than they were in Friday’s defeat at Derby.

He said: “You can’t say we didn’t make it a game. If we’d have scored, would you have even said that we’d nicked a point? I don’t think so.

“I think the other night Derby were better than us. Tonight, the goal that cut us open was better than us, but by the end we gave a good account of ourselves.”