Norwich City boss Paul Lambert rates their 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers as the best of the season.

The hosts finally took the lead in the 70th minute when Andrew Surman volleyed home at the second attempt after David Wheater blocked his original attempt.

A few nervy moments followed before Anthony Pilkington wrapped up the win five minutes from time after Bogdan spilled Russell Martin's shot directly in to the winger's path.

Lambert said: "In my time, which is nearly three seasons now, that's as good as it's been because of the circumstances and the desire they showed.

"They were brilliant. They were fantastic. It's a blow when you lose your two centre-backs. I can't remember that happening to me before. The two lads who went off are big, big players and Bolton are a big side. Kyle Naughton is knee-high to a grasshopper.

"It showed the desire of the lads to not get beaten. We deserved to win the game. I thought we were dominant, and we might have got another couple of goals."