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Lambert hails `miracle' promotion

02 May 2011 11:00
Paul Lambert led Norwich back to the Barclays Premier League and then branded the achievement a "miracle". Simeon Jackson was the City hero with a second-half header to sink Portsmouth 1-0 and secure second place in the npower Championship. Cardiff's home defeat by Middlesbrough earlier in the day meant Norwich kicked off knowing a win on the south coast would ensure they went up with a game to spare. And their jubilant fans spilled onto the pitch at the final whistle to celebrate with the players and club shareholder, and chief cheerleader, Delia Smith on a memorable night for the Norfolk club. Lambert, a European Cup winner as a player, said: "It's incredible what the lads have done. They are the ones who do it week in week out "In the two years we have been here it's a miracle what has happened. "And it's how we've done it, from League One and then the Championship. It's up there with anything I've done."

Source: PA