Lambert praises Norwich City’s deadly duo
Norwich boss Paul Lambert hailed his deadly duo after Steve Morison and Grant Holt sunk ten-man Newcastle in today's 4-2 Premier League win at Carrow Road.
Holt marked his return to the starting line up for the first time since the defeat at Aston Villa in early November with a trademark headed brace. Morison weighed in with his fifth top flight goal in the last six games to seal a pulsating contest. Wes Hoolahan put Norwich in front before Demba Ba dragged the Magpies' level in first half stoppage time.
Holt and Morison looked to have put Norwich firmly in control around the hour mark before Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling was dismissed for a reckless lunge on Russell Martin. Ba cashed in on defensive indecision from the returning Zak Whitbread to reduce the arrears but Holt's flying header settled any nerves around Carrow Road to justify Lambert's team selection.
'He is every bit as important now as he was to me two years ago. When I joined,' said Lambert. 'He has done that for two and a half years. I think him and (Steve) Morison were excellent today but I was delighted with everyone's contribution. Yeah, delighted to get back to winning after last week. I thought we deserved to win. Thye are a really good side. You can see how they are doing so well in the league. They are a threat up front with the presence they have got, but I thought we played very well.'