Paul Lambert praises last kick wonders

Paul Lambert praised loan player Henri Lansbury for his professional attitude as his dramatic last-minute winner kept City in the thick of the promotion race.

Lansbury – who had already set up the equaliser for Elliott Ward – prodded home a loose ball with just seconds remaining to ensure the Canaries stay in second place, five points behind leaders Queens Park Rangers.

'I thought he was excellent,' said Lambert. 'I think that was one of the plus sides to our game. He is only 20 years of age – I am delighted we have got him in the first place. You're asking somebody of 20 years of age to come from a really top side to adjust really quickly and he has been excellent since he has been here.'

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger suggested he might recall some of his loan payers after injuries to Samir Nasri and Denilson – although with 17 youngsters out on temporary deals Lambert is keeping his fingers crossed that Lansbury is not among them.

'If Mr Wenger pulls him back I am not going to argue with him,' Lambert said. 'He has been kind enough to let him come in the first place so you have got to respect that ultimately he is their player.


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'He has got the talent and the ability to have a really good career. I think being at that football club, the way they play the game and the good habits that he has got and training with some of the great players they have at his parent club – coming here will certainly make him appreciate what the game of football is like.'

Lansbury's goal was tough on Millwall, who had led through Theo Robinson's 56th-minute goal.

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'We played well in certain stages of the game so I was delighted with certain parts of the game,' said Lambert. 'I am delighted to win – you very rarely get the complete performance.

'We have got a great desire to win games. It's all credit to the lads, they're the ones that play the game.

'I always have a belief they are going to score because of the way they play the game. I see it every day in training and every match day these lads play.'

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