Delighted Norwich City boss Paul Lambert hails Steve Morison

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert hailed Steve Morison after City cruised past Swansea 3-1 at Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon to continue their upward Premier League rise.

Anthony Pilkington struck twice and Russell Martin's glancing first half header helped the Canaries' clinch a third top flight win in four games - but Lambert reserved special praise for the Welsh international.

Morison's header teed up Pilkington for Norwich's first inside the opening seconds to set the tone for a display Lambert ranked up their with the very best.

'That was one of the biggest games I have seen from a number nine in a long, long time,' he said. 'Holty (Grant Holt) has played some big, big games for us but that was definitely up there with any. I thought Morison was exceptional. He was a major player for us. I think they struggled to handle him all afternoon. He has had a tough, long week with Wales but his contribution was immense before he went off with a touch of cramp.

'I don't think any fixture is ever comfortable. We were excellent from start to finish. Swansea had a spell when they scored and came on strongly, but apart from that I thought we were excellent.'

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