Howson signed for Norwich from npower Championship side Leeds United in January and has had little trouble stepping up a division, easily slotting in to Lambert's starting XI.
"It was one of the best midfield performances I've ever seen," former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Lambert said.
"I couldn't pass it like him. At times he passed it like Iniesta.
"He's an all-rounder and I'm delighted with his contribution."