Records are of no interest to Norwich City manager

Paul Lambert insisted after City's historic away success at Bolton he has no interest in becoming a record-breaker.

Norwich ended a barren spell on the road in the top flight dating back to the mid-1990s with victory at the Reebok – a win which also saw them equal Wimbledon's unwanted run of conceding five consecutive penalties.

City have endured some tough calls from referees already this season during that bizarre run on their return to the Premier League, but Lambert had no qualms over Howard Webb's decision to point to the spot after Leon Bennett clipped David Ngog.

'I think it's a penalty,' he said. 'I've seen it on the monitors since. That is five in five – which is some record, but we can't keep continuing that. We need to cut that out.

'I know Russell (Martin) tried to see the ball out of the pitch, but when you have a chance maybe you need to clear it. I'm pretty sure he'll kick it out the next time.


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'Leon is probably thinking Russell is in control of it and they get the penalty. I thought the boys were really comfortable up until the penalty. That gave Bolton the impetus to throw everything at us. Until then there wasn't much of a danger. I thought we were dictating the game. Then when it goes in, it puts you on the back foot for five or 10 minutes, but we saw it through which was great.'

First-half goals from Anthony Pilkington and Bradley Johnson secured that long-awaited top flight success on the road after City went the entire 2004/05 without a Premier League away victory.

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Norwich have now picked up four points on their travels – only three less than Nigel Worthington's squad managed the last time the Canaries were in the big time.

'I just got told that the other night – that the last win was 1994 or something like that,' said Lambert. 'I don't really bother. I wasn't here. I was still playing, but that is extraordinary. I think every game is so hard. The Premier League is an unforgiving place, but in the short time we have been up here the performance levels have been excellent.'

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