Norwich City boss hails ‘sublime’ Surman
Norwich City boss Paul Lambert last night hailed Andrew Surman after his goalscoring return to former club Wolves in a thrilling 2-2 Premier League draw at Molineux.
The 25-year-old made only three top flight starts for Wolves in a frustrating one year stint before joining the Canaries in 2010. Surman came back to haunt Mick McCarthy with a superb headed opener that typified an all action display from the England U21 international.
Lambert's men were pegged back by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake before Simeon Jackson looked to have sealed the win, only for Ronald Zubar to equaliser. But the Scot was thrilled for his ex-Wolves man.
'It was a sublime goal,' he said. 'I've just watched it back and the passing and movement was terrific. I thought Surman was excellent. Andrew's passing was terrific.
'He is another one who has to wait patiently to get in the side but in the last few games he has been brilliant. You are never quite sure how people are going to react when they go back to a club but he had nothing to prove to me. Simeon went on and freshened it up. He is another one who has had to bide his time and we'll need everyone to make a contribution.'
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Lambert was critical of City's adventure in the frantic closing minutes which left them exposed to waves of home attacks.
'At 2-2 and with Wolves coming on strong you don't go marauding,' he said. 'If you can't win the game, make sure you don't lose it and we were still trying really hard to win the game.
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'We went a bit gung ho for my liking and my heart was in my mouth when they scored at the end but it was ruled offside. Hopefully the lads learn the next time that happens that you can't go gung ho.
'The lads have done that for me since I have been here but sometimes you have to play with your brain and take the point, which could be a huge, huge one.
'But I have to give them unbelievable credit because we have had two tough away games.
'As someone said to me if you can keep picking up points away from home and winning at home we'll be fine.'