Lambert delighted with victory

Norwich manager Paul Lambert has expressed his delight at his team’s 2-1 victory over Sunderland on Monday night, but has maintained that his side are keeping their feet on the ground.

Goals from Leon Barnett and Steve Morison canceled out Kieran Richardson’s strike for the visitors, and the Canaries have moved up into the top half of the table.

After the victory, the Scottish coach was quick to praise his team.

“I’m delighted with the lads. It was a bit nervy at the end but, in the general game, I thought we were excellent,” he told Sky Sports.

“It’s not easy standing there when the lads have given you everything, and with James (Vaughan) coming off we were down to 10 for the last little bit, but I’m delighted we saw it through.

“It’s a start. Winning away last week at Bolton was terrific and getting your first win at home is a big step for us. We are new to it but we are playing very well at the minute,” he continued.

The Carrow Road man in charge is eager to keep his side in the top flight, with survival the main priority.

“We will do everything we can to try and stay in the league, first and foremost.

“I think everyone will tell you the same. Brendan (Rodgers) will tell you same at Swansea, Neil (Warnock) will tell you the same at QPR, but we are trying to get a foothold. It’s a terrific league but we have earned the right to be in it,” he concluded.

Norwich’s resolve will be put to the test in their next fixture, as they take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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