Lambert hails side's character
Norwich boss Paul Lambert has hailed his side's never-say-die attitude after they held Arsenal to a 3-3 draw at the Emirates Stadium.
The Canaries halted a run of three straight defeats thanks to Steve Morison's 85th minute equaliser against the Gunners on Saturday and they will now be aiming to sign off their first season back in the Premier League with a victory over Aston Villa next weekend. Lambert's team are getting good are defying the odds and that effort from Morison saw them become the first visitors to score three times in Arsenal's own backyard in 49 games. It would perhaps have been easy for City's players to have switched off for the last two games with their top-flight status assured for another season, but the group of professionals which the Scot has assembled are made of stronger stuff. "They've never switched off. Even in training, they give you everything," said Lambert. "They might get beaten in certain games because the other team might be better than you on that given day, but one thing I'll never accuse them of is switching off. I wouldn't allow it. "The way they are as people and footballers, they wouldn't do it. They've just been beaten by better teams. "We got beaten by Liverpool because they were better than us. Manchester City were better than us in that 20-minute period. At Blackburn we did really fine, but the goals changed the course of the game." Lambert felt City's 3-3 draw against the Gunners was an even better performance than their victory at Spurs. "It was not just a battling performance, I thought we were excellent. Some of the football we played was marvellous - as good as in my time," he said. "I thought the Spurs game was absolutely huge. I never thought I would see that again. But I thought we surpassed it the way we played. I thought we were brilliant, I really did. I think we were unlucky not to win."