Norwich City boss Lambert praises his side’s efforts at Burnley

Paul Lambert praised his side for their efforts as City's eight-game unbeaten run came to an end at Burnley.

'I thought we were brilliant in the second half, I really did,' said Lambert. 'There was only one team in it, but at the end of the day we got beaten.

'You pick yourself up and go again.'

City, who dropped a place to third in the table, trailed to a first-half goal by former loan player Dean Marney, but levelled when skipper Grant Holt converted Wes Hoolahan's cross on 65 minutes, only for Jay Rodriguez to snatch a late winner.

With the scores level and City on top, Lambert was looking for all three points.

'I thought we were on the ascendancy and Burnley took off a striker and tried to match us – and if anything we probably played too attacking, but that's the way we play at times,' he said. 'You pick yourself up and go again.'

For Burnley boss Eddie Howe it was a victory in his first home league game in charge since moving to Turf Moor from Bournemouth for a job that Burnley initially wanted Lambert himself to do.

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'Full credit to Norwich,' he said. 'They are a good side and they made it very difficult second half. I thought first half we were excellent, put a lot of balls in their box – perhaps didn't create an abundance of chances, but certainly had the balance of power. Second half that changed and full credit to us because once they equalised we stayed strong and came back a little bit, had a second wind, and it was great to see that second goal go in.'

Marney said: 'It's a big win and important we build no it. The squad we have got is as good as anyone – it's alright saying that but you have to have the results.'