Fine start for Lambert's Canaries

Paul Lambert's reign as Norwich City manager got off to a dream start as his side claimed a 5-2 win over Wycombe Wanderers at Carrow Road.

Last Updated: 22/08/09 at 19:28 Post Comment

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Holt: Netted a brace

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Grant Holt got the ball rolling after quarter of an hour by prodding home Simon Lappin's free-kick and youngster Korey Smith, one of the new boys, doubled Norwich's advantage 10 minutes later with a scorching low drive.

Jon Otsemobor made it three with a curling header which went in off the upright on 35 minutes.

Wycombe, whose defending had been desperately poor, looked shell-shocked although Jon-Paul Pittman gave them some hope six minutes before the break after pouncing on a defensive error from Jens Berthel Askou.

Wycombe suggested they may be capable of making a sensational comeback when Matt Harrold took advantage of more slack defensive work to fire home 20 seconds after the restart.

But Norwich quickly restored their two-goal advantage with a bullet Askou header from another Lappin free-kick and Holt scored his second after 71 minutes following a swift counter-attack to complete the rout.

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2 Bradford 0 0 0
3 Bristol C 0 0 0
4 Chesterfld 0 0 0
5 Colchester 0 0 0
6 Coventry 0 0 0
7 Crawley 0 0 0
8 Crewe 0 0 0
9 Doncaster 0 0 0
10 Fleetwood 0 0 0
11 Gillingham 0 0 0
12 Leyton Or 0 0 0
13 MK Dons 0 0 0
14 Notts Co 0 0 0
15 Oldham 0 0 0
16 Peterboro 0 0 0
17 Port Vale 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0
19 Rochdale 0 0 0
20 Scunthorpe 0 0 0
21 Sheff Utd 0 0 0
22 Swindon 0 0 0
23 Walsall 0 0 0
24 Yeovil 0 0 0

Updated Wed, 09 Jul 2014

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