Norwich City boss Paul Lambert pleased with a hard fought Wigan point in the Premier League
Norwich City boss Paul Lambert insisted he was proved right in his pre-match prediction after a hard fought Premier League point against Wigan at Carrow Road.
Wes Hoolahan's third top flight goal of the season looked to have set the Canaries on their way but Victor Moses deservedly drew the Latics level before a breathless final quarter failed to separate the sides.
City extended their gap to the bottom three to 14 points after another weekend that underlined the Premier League has few weak links.
'It was a tough game, but it was always going to be one of the hardest, if not the hardest, because of the expectancy,' said Lambert. 'We could have lost it at the end, so it is another point for us to be safe. I have always thought that if you can't win it, don't lose it. We showed great resilience and we had to. We could have won it at the end with (Steve) Morison's header, but I will take a point.
'I don't think you can switch off. The league is too big, too demanding. Until someone shows you are mathematically safe you keep going.'
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Roberto Martinez conceded his side's failure to convert a host of chances against an inspired John Ruddy tells the story of their season so far.
You have seen today why we are in the position we are in because we cannot really show that little bit of composure or have that bit of luck in front of goal.
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'We created enough chances to win and grew into the game,' he said. 'After giving away the early goal, I felt we were really strong, we kept the ball well, and created numerous chances. Clearly it was a good performance for us, but only one point to show and that is what we have to rectify from now until the end.'