Arsenal loanee Lansbury helps push Norwich City into Championship top two
Norwich’s late, late hero Henri Lansbury has promised to keep on busting dance moves to help the Canaries clinch automatic promotion to the Premier League.
The Arsenal loanee had only been on the pitch a matter of minutes prior to crashing home Wes Hoolahan’s flick to help clinch another Carrow Road thriller last night against Bristol City.
Lansbury celebrated in trademark fashion with his cult dance routine, before Andrew Surman’s stoppage time strike sealed the deal after Albert Adomah had cancelled out Grant Holt’s early penalty.
Paul Lambert’s men are now three points clear of third-placed Swansea, who head the play-off chasing pack after a potentially pivotal shift in the Championship promotion race. Lansbury said: “I don’t know what happened. I just seemed to be in the right place and the ball dropped for me.
“Wes has got that ability to pick a pass and we seem to be on the same wavelength. I just had to wait for the ball to drop because I knew the keeper was coming out.
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“It wasn’t a case that I tried to lash it and missed. It just wouldn’t come down for me. Lucky enough it bounced past the keeper and it was a great feeling.
“This is a massive win for us. The lads have told me I have to keep doing the dance routine so I’m going to keep doing it. We just have to keep working hard in training and not let the pressure get to us.
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“Who knows? We could still catch QPR. You just don’t know what can happen over the final few games.”
The England Under-21 player admits the supersub tag is one he wants to shed after missing out on a start in recent games.
He said: “It can be hard to come on and try and get the pace of the game but I looked at it and (Jamal) Campbell-Ryce did the same for them so I knew I could do the same. I’ve enjoyed playing and it has been hard the last few games that the gaffer hasn’t been able to fit me in, but if I come on from the bench I have to try and make an impact and that is what I will look to do to try and get my place back.
“The boys did it last year so they know what it takes and we just need to keep it going and hopefully push for promotion again.
“We got the early goal but they are a good team and showed a lot of desire to keep going.”