McCarthy and Lambert content following Molineux thriller

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Mick McCarthy and Paul Lambert were delighted with their respective team's performances after Wolverhampton Wanderers struck late to deny Norwich City in a thriller at Molineux.

Wes Hoolahan crossed for Andrew Surman to nod the visitors ahead against his former club after just 12 minutes, but Sylvain Ebanks-Blake's scuffed effort levelled the scores at the break.

Simeon Jackson's first ever Premier League goal with his first touch after replacing Grant Holt looked to have handed the Canaries the win, but Ronald Zubar's crashing header eight minutes from time meant salvaged a point in a game both sides could have won late on.

McCarthy said: "To come from behind twice, and the response they gave, I thought the players were great.


"No-one has left anything on the pitch. They are a great bunch and we will march on and see what happens.

"We got off to the worse possible start, conceding a goal. They started well and had a couple more chances.

"When we got back into the game, we were on top at the end of the first half and continued that second half.

"They scored against the run of play and then at the end of it all, it was a bit crazy."

Steven Fletcher thought he'd struck a late winner for the hosts, but had his effort ruled out for offside, while at the other end Steve Morison was thwarted by the Wayne Hennessey during a frantic finale.

Norwich boss Lambert saluted his side's effort, claiming they're defying the odds with their mid-season top half position.

"I never really put an expectancy level on us and the players. They have done brilliantly for me," he said.

"Everyone expected us to be bottom and was tipping that but we have done great.

"There is a long way to go, it is going to be really tough but we are doing great.

"We are playing some good football, competing with teams, but we will take nothing for granted."

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