Norwich boss Lambert hails Pilkington performance in Swansea win

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert highlighted Anthony Pilkington's performance in their 3-1 win over Swansea City.

Two weeks ago Pilkington, a £2million summer signing from Huddersfield, missed a glorious chance to put Norwich ahead against Manchester United and then went on to hit the post in the second half before the Barclays Premier League newcomers eventually lost 2-0.

The 23-year-old was far more ruthless in front of goal on Saturday, however, taking just 50 seconds to put the Canaries ahead before sealing the victory with a close-range strike after making room for himself with a clever turn in the box.

"What Pilkington does with his deliveries and his influence on the team is excellent," Lambert said.

"To get two goals after a horrendous leg break and what happened at Old Trafford, he will be delighted.

"I spoke to him after the United game and I just told him to continue playing the way he usually does.

"His play at Old Trafford was excellent. He just needed that goal.

"There was a little bit of pressure after what happened a fortnight ago so to come back and do it in front of your own fans the way he did was terrific."

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