Lambert praises Canaries display

11 September 2010 07:30
Norwich boss Paul Lambert felt his side were good value for their 2-1 victory at home to Barnsley despite having to come from behind. The visitors snatched the lead against the run of play in first-half stoppage time when summer signing Jay McEveley headed in Kieran Trippier's free-kick. But the 63rd-minute introduction of substitute Anthony McNamee turned the game in Norwich's favour. Within eight minutes his cross was turned into his own net by Stephen Foster before the winger played his part in the winner 10 minutes from time. His delivery caused havoc in the Barnsley defence before Adam Drury found Chris Martin, who made no mistake from 12 yards for his first league goal of the season Lambert said: "I thought the lads were terrific right from the start. They had a lot of the ball, created a few chances and when they took a blow just before half-time I thought their response was excellent. There was a small element of luck in the way we got back into the game but it was mainly down to the attitude of the players. "They were determined not to get beat and then, when they got their equaliser, determined to go on and win the game and in the end I think they got what they deserved. It's a good start to the season for us but I never read too much into it at this early stage."

Source: PA