Holloway was delighted with the former Wycombe Wanderers winger's display.
He told the Independent on Sunday: "Well done to young Matty Phillips though. We signed him on deadline day from Wycombe.
"He is 19 and I threw him on as a late sub at right-back, a position he's not really played before. He did great, scored a super goal and I'm excited about seeing what he can do over the season because the lad has bags of talent."