Delighted Norwich City boss Paul Lambert insisted the Canaries will aim even higher over the Premier League run-in after claiming Tottenham’s scalp in a memorable win at White Hart Lane.

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Elliott Bennett’s first top flight goal sealed a superb awayday success after Jermaine Defoe had cancelled out Anthony Pilkington’s first half opener. City were again involved in fresh refereeing controversy with Michael Oliver turning down a clear penalty shout in the first half when Grant Holt was hauled down by Ledley King - but Lambert was relieved that it had no real bearing on the final outcome.

“That wouldn’t have looked out of place at Murrayfield, that tackle. How he’s missed that, I don’t know? Everyone in the ground saw that,” he said. “My own view was that was a penalty, but we didn’t get it and we got hurt the other end. They’re a fabulous side, Tottenham. Top side, top manager, everything going for them. We changed the team around a little bit, give the lads a rest from the Everton game with Man City in mind. We’ve been playing really well, the football we’ve been playing has been excellent and I think we’ve got to go for it.

“To beat Tottenham in their own back yard is incredible for us, but the performance was right up there. I couldn’t even spell Tottenham three years ago. I thought (Antonio) Valencia’s goal against Blackburn was top drawer but I thought that was an absolute bullet from Benno. They deserve all the praise that’s coming at them.

“We’ll try and finish as high up as we can. We’ve beaten a top four side, which is incredible for us away from home. I have targets in my head. The obstacles I’ve put in front of my lads they’ve always jumped them. Top 10? I don’t worry about that. I just want to be safe. I can see your headline, ‘Lambert says we want the Champions League’. We’ve won a game of football against a fabulous side, but I just want to try and survive.”

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  • Canary Sid, as I sit here with our local Rabbi,celebrating this wonderful performance, I wonder what we Yids have done to upset you. Apart from finding God before you did! Being anti- Semitic is clearly not deemed offensive at Archant. I wonder why? No need for the apostrophe either. Yid`s what?? OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • just waiting for Lawrenson to open his fat mouth on MOTD and say we are still not good enough to mix it !

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    Stotfold Canary

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • What do I know, already?

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Wonderful result and even Harry was full of praise on Radio 5. Safe and same number of points as Liverpool.....bliss. Well done everybody at Carrow Road. You make us all really proud to be Canaries' supporters.

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    Kent Anglian

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Best game I've seen City play yet, got to keep that 442 formation, these guys are hungry. well done lads. Looking forward to another season in the premier. having been a City fan since 1937 this is a tonic I needed

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    Cliff from Montreal

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • what a fantastic result.paul lambert is the real manager of the year.he has brought us from div1.all this fuss about brendan rogers being the best is rubbiish.if i remember rightly he took over from martinez,who had swansea already playing the same football as they are now.rodgers just continued it.

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    bluelight

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • You are right, nh. Amazing how these one-dimensional pundits can make a very fat living out of talking B******s. Then, illiterate guys make a steady, regular one out of not being able to spell correctly at the EDP. Paddy about that. Life`s not meant to be fair. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Miami Canary fan - over the moon and in the local pub... Looking forward to sorting out the blue moons at he weekend.

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    CaribbeanTim

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Billy, I rate little Elliott very highly! It`s Lobbo that has (had) doubts! OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

  • Wore my shirt, proudly to work today followed the game on bbc, many at school wondered what this yellow shirt is, and which league we play in surprised when I told them EPL. Lol can't tell you how proud I am of the lads, hello Toronto and Montreal, just a pup here only followed NFC since 72

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    Calgarycanary

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • This result was a definite bonus....I was hoping for something against Liverpool, 3 points against Blackburn and an end of the season win against Villa. Dare we dream of 50 points, and a top 10 place?? One thing is for sure....it will make us more attractive for incoming players next season!!

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    Algarve Canary

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • We are all "releived", Divot. PL may pretend he couldn`t spell "Tottenham" a while back but I`m sure he can now. I`m relieved you cannot spell "Relieve". What sort of "arrest" did the team get? Are you jumping on the cardiac bandwagon? And Lambo has more than one head, too. Nice number, local journalism. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Sheep Seducers MB?

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

  • Has anyone else noticed that E Bennett has started to shoot a lot more?? I am wondering whether Lambert or Culverhouse have been working with him and telling him to shoot more. What a performance by the whole team, and it needed to be as we were playing a very good side and one that we never seem to do well against either. Redknapp said that we bullied their defence a bit, and I don't think he meant it as an insult. I certainly don't take it as one, because a problem with Norwich teams in the past is that we have been a bit too nice at times. Lambert has given us that edge to our play which makes our football that much more effective.

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    Preston Canary

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

  • Time to beat a top two side Paul. Parla italiano?Brilliant win. Could be mathematically safe by the time the others kick off next week!

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    Pondlife

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT

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    goldie

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Doc says I shouldn't drink at the moment but s** it got to have celebratory large one. OTBC

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    cutty

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • What a cracker of a goal - if Rooney or Suirez had scored it would be claimed world class wonder strike - but it did make the late night viewing worth it as did the rest of the team's performance - PL for manager of the year? OTBC

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    Jakarta (ex-Singapore) Canary

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • The propensity to masticate a colourful root vegetable is a legendary defining characteristic attributed to natives of Naaarfolk by folk from more sophisticated environments, like the Thames Estuary. Or in and around the M25 generally. Mind you, when I went to the Spurs v Naaridge League Cup Final yonks ago, many Tribesmen of Tottenham were under the misapprehension that we were more inclined to molest merino mouflon, a slander now more likely to be applied to our friends in Swansea. Isn`t stereotyping funny! OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

  • Not allowed to comment. I am releived from that duty. (sic). Arrest is as good as a rest, Mr. Divott.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Lambert deserves all the praise he gets. Everyone looks back to the opening game of the League 1 season as the catalyst for the revival. It's interesting to note that both Colchester and Norwich are 10th now - we're just 2 divisions higher.

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    bogbog

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

  • Ethered Swiss! Delia, of course! As you said, Wes for Dodger, a ball-boy or mascot for Oliver. Stereo Dog for Bullseye. Lambo for Fagan (sic). Michael W-J could be the Beadle.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, April 13, 2012

  • Hi Swiss, I must have posted some of this Dickensian whimsy on another board, as I remember tentatively suggesting Delia as Nancy. We could get a guest artiste in as Bullseye. Stereo Dog? He`s barking enough. Yes, Wessi fits the Artful role well, but I cannot think of an alternative Oliver, unless we offer the part to a ball-boy or to a mascot. Actually, I suppose Lambo would make an excellent Fagin, he really would.....excellent. Make it sound a bit more Celtic, rename him Fagan, perhaps? The situation needs reviewing......

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, April 13, 2012

  • Loosely following a couple of recent themes, how about "Swanselona; The Feast of the Overpass". Biblical Epic. :-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, April 13, 2012

  • I disagree MickH . If spurs fans call themselves Yids , then as far as I am concerned , everyone else can too . You´re too PC , you´ll be calling us Nazi´s next !"

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    martin addams-smith

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • I hoped you`d like that little bit of whimsy, Timbo! On another board, forgotten which, I`ve started casting NCFC folk in parts from Oliver Twist. You may have participated already, already. Holty as Bill Sykes, Wessi as O`Twist etc. A lot of games have come and gone since all that nonsense we made up that so amused canarydownunder, the elder. Wroxymorons, Festival of Light & Bitter etc. Don`t retire!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

  • Whilst I have in the past had comments refused by the moderator (why I do not know) I find it very strange that insulting names for Jews are allowed on here. Do I take it that the moderator is on a Bank Holiday? Aside from that, well done city. Your best performance and result for years. Thank you. It was a pleasure to watch.

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    MickH

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Simply Brilliant - probably the finest City performance this season. Ged must have gone into his shell after losing at home to Leicester ! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Fantastic, we basically played tottenham at their own game! Went attacking, open and wide, and beat them at it! It's unbelievable. As for those saying about the pundits, you might want to indulge in this tweet from Gary Lineker "I think the fact Norwich were so fortunate at Spurs they should be relegated well down the order." That's legitimate too, unfortunately. It's disgusting, he may be joking, but it highlights just how much they don't want to give us the credit in which we truly deserve. I said about E.Bennett, Brewer! He used to hit them for fun at Brighton, he played with so much confidence today everything about his game was unstoppable, his touch, his movement, his defensive work, his pace, and some unbelievably good passing too. He's a fantastic player.

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    Billy

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Tried to explain but ethered for the nth time today. Better than sheep-s******s, which is what London sophisticates now call Swansea supporters.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

  • LOL..brilliant Brewer ! Wish I could meet up with you for a drink sometime. There's a synagogue in New Zealand called Christchurch Synagogue.......you couldn't make it up (already) !

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    Timbo

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

  • Swiss, I am just so happy at how well Norwich played. 2 clear penalties not given. As I shouted "About time little Bennett scored", he did!! So good to see Aaron start. He played superbly. I hope they make my prediction look silly. 58 points would suit me! OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • I am so grateful for that 1-7 travesty v Colchester now. Did not enjoy it on the day, though!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

  • Firstly, I'd just like to echo nearly all of the sentiments expressed below. The best performance that I've witnessed from City since the inaugural Premiership season. SO: let's not get too hung up over whether Brendan Rogers or Paul Lambert is the best manager. Who cares? WE'VE got PL and in Lambert we most certainly do trust. The whole team played wonderfully on Monday - but just a word for Adam Drury: unspectacularly solid for the whole 90 minutes, following a similar 90 minutes against Everton a couple of days earlier. Not bad for an old boy!

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    Bucks Canary

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

  • just waiting for Lawrenson to open his fat mouth on MOTD and say we are still not good enough to mix it !

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    Stotfold Canary

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • So the carrot crunchers managed to crunch Spurs on their own ground. Now to crunch Man City.

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    Disgusted of Norwich South

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

  • Oi Vey m'boy Brewer. Leave us left-footers out of it already. Is the Pope a Catholic ? Well...we hope so....

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    Timbo

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

  • "...couldn't even spell Tottenham". I'm still training the natives not to call Tot'nam "the TotenHAM HOTspurs." OTBC!

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    atlanta canary

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Lambert deserves all the praise he gets. Everyone looks back to the opening game of the League 1 season as the catalyst for the revival. It's interesting to note that both Colchester and Norwich are 10th now - we're just 2 divisions higher.

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    bogbog

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

  • Simply Brilliant - probably the finest City performance this season. Ged must have gone into his shell after losing at home to Leicester ! OTBC

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    Dubai Canary

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • I was starting to doubt your 47 point prediction Brewer, but it certainly looks possible from here now.

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    Swiss Canary

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • The big question is, who do you have down as Nancy? Wes could also be The Artful Dodger and Barton's Breath, Bullseye.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, April 13, 2012

  • Pilkington and Bennett (E) have been a revelation since making the step up from Div 1 and that has just continued by the signings of Howson and Bennett (R) from the championship. All 4 played a massive part in today's TEAM performance and as they said on 'Canary Call', there wasn't a weak link in our team. Bring on Man City!!!!

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    Mr Ed

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • so very satisfying after spurs outclassed us at carrow road on boxing day....but unlike bluelight i am not sure the swans won't better us by the end of the season....they do have a much easier run in....but it is good that we can debate these finer aspects rather than have to agonize about how we are to survive the drop....

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    jellybean

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Missed the obvious! Michael Oliver is the one for the lead role. Perfect Twist(er). :-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, April 15, 2012

  • Mick H, I tried to say that. I hope you do not think I am saying nasty things about the Jewish Community, because I am one!! The best Jewish jokes are told by us! But you Gentiles are welcome to have a go, as long as it has humour. Maybe Easter is a sensitive time? Is the Pope a Catholic? OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Oh me of little faith. PL is the mesiah afterall, and his team have arisen, and surely even the men at the beeb will glory in the canaries briiliance now...more chocolate anyone?

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    Soglio Star

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Cliff: Nice to see a comment from Montreal. I am in Toronto but have been following the Canaries " only " since 1958. Went in to work late this morning and I am so glad I did. The commentators raved about City's attacking performances against Fulham, Everton and now Tottenham. Such an attractive team. So proud ( from the home of Simeon Jackson ).

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    canary_canuck

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • The "carrot crunchers" ???

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    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

  • Harry was confused. He thought Plymouth Argyle had turned up today. Kept telling his defenders to get close to a Yellow shirt. Ged not back from Portaloo Road yet?

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    Pondlife

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • That`s the size of it Swiss! Timbo, I think Father Jack would consider it an ecumenical matter. How about a crossover Song of Praise? Oy vey, Maria. :-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

  • I am sick of the so called pundits refusing to give credit to N City. Comments heard today Norwich scored their first goal due to " a defensive muddle " by the Tottenham defence. Every goal ever scored is due to a defensive failure. And another comment stating that " Spurs are out of form at the moment ". Could it not be acknowledged that the defensive muddle in the Tottneham defence was caused by pressure from the Ciy attack and as for being out of form. Tottenham are very classy top side . A side well beaten today and out played by the City. what have the City got to do ?

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    norman hall

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Sky's the Limit? We might even get the BBC to say something nice.

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    atlanta canary

    Monday, April 9, 2012

  • Actually, I think that Sky is the cheque-writer. May they not be limited by anyone's God.

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    Swiss Canary

    Monday, April 9, 2012

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