Norwich City boss Lambert salutes Canaries’ bravery at Liverpool
Norwich City boss Paul Lambert saluted his players' bravery after a Premier League fightback in tonight's breathless 1-1 draw at Liverpool.
City survived intense pressure at times during a thrilling televised encounter at Anfield, but Grant Holt's 55th goal for the club in his 100th appearance cancelled out old boy Craig Bellamy's cool slot in first half stoppage time.
Holt powered home Anthony Pilkington's cross on the hour mark and went close shortly afterwards in a stirring second half fightback from the Canaries - but City were indebted to John Ruddy who made a wonder save in stoppage time to tip over Luis Suarez's volley.
'I thought in the first half we were a bit frightened by it,' said Lambert. 'We were never really got going and Liverpool put us under immense pressure, The way the lads defended and what they did to weather the storm was great. Yeah, we conceded right at the death but the way they came out second half was much more how we have played. We came at them and second half I thought we were excellent.
'The game is all about players. They are the most important people at the club. Grant came on and I think it was an absolute fantastic header. He had another one at the back and I thought him and (Steve) Morison were an absolute handful. I thought it was a massive team performance in the second half. Fantastic teams have come here and got turned over before us so I am delighted with how we have been playing.'