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Canaries hold firm

Norwich manager Paul Lambert felt Grant Holt's sending off was harsh but was delighted with yesterday's defeat of Wolves. The Canaries ended a four-game winless streak with a hard-fought victory against the bottom side in the Premier League at Carrow Road.

Matt Jarvis had given Wolves a surprise lead, although Holt equalised a minute later and put City in front with a penalty on the stroke of half-time. Norwich held out for victory despite being reduced to 10 men late on and now have a 14-point cushion over the drop zone, much to Lambert's delight.

"It is a massive win for us," said Lambert. "I am delighted with the team. I am proud of them. You have to win the game and I think we deserved it. Wolves are probably the same as Wigan -- who we recently drew 1-1 with -- in the sense of finding it easier to play away from home."

The shine was slightly taken off Norwich's victory in the 84th minute when Holt received his marching orders after collecting a second yellow card for a challenge on Michael Kightly. "I thought the first one was a foul against him so I don't know what the referee has done there," said Lambert. "The second one I think Grant has won the ball but you run the risk when you go to ground when you have already been booked."

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