Norwich form delights Lambert


The promoted sides have done themselves proud in the Barclays Premier League this season, none less than Paul Lambert's Norwich City.

The side from East Anglia maintain the dizzy heights of ninth this weekend, as they recorded back-to-back victories on the road with a 2-1 win at West Bromwich Albion. Lambert's squad continues to impress and punch above their weight in the eyes of many.

Goals from Andrew Surman and summer signing Steve Morison, sandwiched either side of a Shane Long penalty, ensured the Canaries registered their seventh victory of the season.

The form of the Canaries is all the more impressive considering the core of his squad were maintained from the clubs' Championship campaign.

Many critics believed the likes of Grant Holt, Wes Hoolahan and Russell Martin wouldn't cut it in England's top flight, but doubters have been silenced with Lambert's effective style consisting of hard-work and discipline.

Lambert said: "To get any win away from home in the Barclays Premier League is extremely tough, we defended resolutely, and had to be really strong at times when West Brom were putting us under pressure."

This latest victory keeps Norwich nine points clear of the drop zone and Premier League survival would more than satisfy the Carrow Road faithful. A mid-table finish however would represent a remarkable achievement for a side rubber-stamped for relegation at the beginning of the campaign.

Lambert is refusing to get carried away with their current position though, and maintains the Canaries must take every game as it comes.

"All I ask is that they go out there with great endeavour and play to the best of their ability. The lads have given me that tenfold."

Lambert will be hoping that Welshman Morison keeps finding the net. The powerful striker's header this weekend represented his eighth in his first Premier League campaign.

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