Nelson Oliveira's fist-pumping antics at Ipswich Town suggest Norwich City should turn the old maxim about keeping 'friends close but enemies closer' firmly on its head in the defining weeks of the Championship promotion race.
Paul Lambert has accepted a misconduct charge following his dismissal during the East Anglian derby at Norwich City last weekend but has sent a letter to the FA outlining the mitigating circumstances around his red card.
The Football Association have charged Norwich City and Ipswich Town with misconduct following Sunday's angry scenes during the East Anglian derby at Carrow Road - as well as Blues boss Paul Lambert individually.
Norwich City's classy head coach Daniel Farke has refused to be dragged down to Paul Lambert's level following the derby day scuffles at Carrow Road - insisting there is no need for the FA to punish the Ipswich boss.
Daniel Farke accused some of Paul Lambert's backroom staff of a 'lack of class' in a feisty 3-0 East Anglian Championship derby win that saw Lambert and his fitness coach, Chirs Domogalla, red carded after a first half spat.
Former Norwich City boss Paul Lambert was left seeing red on his return to Carrow Road this afternoon, being sent to the stands after a furious melee on the touchline following a nasty tackle from one of his Ipswich players just before half-time.
Norwich City fans are making no attempt to hide their delight following this afternoon's 3-0 victory over arch rivals Ipswich Town, which included former Canaries boss Paul Lambert getting being shown a red card.
Teemu Pukki was the derby day hero as Norwich City extended their local dominance over Ipswich to a delightful dozen in a dramatic and action-packed battle which included Paul Lambert being shown a red card on his Carrow Road return.
Follow all the build-up, live score, action and reaction as we bring you full coverage of Norwich City's 2018-19 EFL Championship East Anglian derby clash with Ipswich Town, in our Matchday Live blog from Carrow Road.
There was a steel in the eye and a determination in the words of Paul Lambert as he set his sights on upsetting Norwich City - but there was also a sense that the Ipswich boss was having to hold back his true feelings.