Norwich City boss Lambert deflects praise

Norwich boss Paul Lambert refused to take any credit for the match-changing double substitution that earned the Canaries three Premier League points against QPR at Carrow Road.

Rangers were firmly in the ascendancy after Luke Young had cancelled out Russell Martin's opener before Lambert introduced Grant Holt and Wes Hoolahan. The duo combined to deadly effect within three minutes of entering the fray to move Norwich back into the top ten. Holt diverted Hoolahan's flick to earn City a priceless victory against their fellow newly-promoted rivals.

'It wasn't about me,' said Lambert. 'It was the players. They are the ones who go and do it. They are the most important people at the club, along with the ones who come and watch it. I have to trust them when they go on the field of play that they will go and perform and they have done it for the last two years. They are a brilliant group to work with.

'I said yesterday that for some people they might view this game as more important as Arsenal. Not for me. There is no point looking at it that way, otherwise you might as well give the top six teams the points. I think every point you can get you treat as a prisioner.'


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