A win that got away for Norwich City

Canaries boss Paul Lambert refused to be downbeat after a frustrating 1-1 draw at home to struggling Doncaster Rovers.

City looked to be heading to victory courtesy of Grant's Holt first-half strike – his 13th Championship goal of the season.

But their luck ran out seven minutes from the end when left-back Adam Drury headed the ball past his own keeper to give the visitors a point.

Rovers had gone into the match hours after chairman John Ryan had attempted to have it postponed because of a lengthening injury list – but he saw his side end a rotten run of form with a point they perhaps barely deserved.

'We never got beat,' said Lambert. 'I played under one of the greatest managers who always used to say if you can't win a game make sure you don't lose it. We tried everything we could to win.

'I just think it is disrespectful to Doncaster for people to say they have not got a lot of players. The lads are honest professionals who try and give everything they can for the club.

'I never see an easy game, I've never been involved in one so I never expected this one to be easy.'

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There were murmurs of frustration at the final whistle but Lambert was quick to point out the changes they have seen in the time he has been at the club.

'You have got to remember the last time this club was in the Championship it couldn't buy a win, and I will bet you any money you want you can ask that same crowd two years ago, or whatever it may be, they would have snapped your hand off,' he said.

'I am pretty sure there were (boos), but you have to try and remind people we have done unbelievable to get where we are.

'What we have done has created that feeling of really high standards and when they don't see you win I think it is harsh.

'You look at results, even tonight, and there are some bizarre results. That is what is going to happen between now and May.'

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