Photo Gallery: Norwich City’s fabled fighting spirit

City boss Paul Lambert insisted City's collective belief should never be taken for granted after another stirring comeback.

Late drama was the sub-plot to Norwich's Championship promotion push last season and their first Premier League instalment helped prolong Blackburn's search for a second league win of the campaign.

City looked out for the count when Yakubu and Chris Samba provided much-needed breathing space for the struggling visitors until Lambert introduced Grant Holt and Simeon Jackson to spark an all out onslaught which saw Rovers' breached twice in the last 13 minutes of the latest Carrow Road thriller.

'I don't know how long I have been here, two, two and a half years and it has been like that here from day one. We never give up,' said Lambert. 'It's amazing what that can do for you but I feel ability-wise we have a really good side, but we also have a great spirit and desire to try and win games.

'You know, against the top six, people will not expect you to get anything so anything else is a bonus. When you play the teams you are battling against, you have to try and win as many as you can.'


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Lambert hopes Saturday's hard-fought draw also served to puncture some of the rising expectation levels after their surge into the top half of the table in recent weeks.

'I never turn up just thinking we are going to win. A lot of people do,' he said. 'Some of you (the press) may turn up thinking Norwich is going to win, which is everybody's prerogative, but I know in my own head how hard every game is for us. I've never had a game that is a gimme, even in League One. You are up against lads that are really, really top players. Even in League One it was never a gimme to win games, you had to work hard to earn the right. People will think and wonder how we will do but we have earned the right to be in this league. We are battling ever so hard to get as many points on the board as we can. We have Aston Villa next week and that will be a huge game but I am sure the lads will look forward to it – but we are a decent side ourselves.'

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