Everton v Norwich reaction

The Scot refused to say where he was when Leon Osman deflected in

Royston Drenthe’s shot nine minutes from time to equalise Grant

Holt’s 28th-minute opener. But even though it meant his side left

Merseyside for the second time in two months with a point – having

drawn at Anfield in October – Lambert was satisfied with the

outcome. When asked of his whereabouts when Everton equalised he

said: “You don’t need to ask me that. I missed a goal, that is what

happened.” He was much happier, however, talking about the result.

“This is a really hard place to come and we battled really strongly

and defended really strongly when we had to but also looked a

threat,” he added. “They came rolling right at us and you weather

the storm, that is what you have to do and that is what we did at

Anfield. “Any point away from home is good.” Holt scored his sixth

goal in eight matches and Lambert praised the burly striker. “Holt

has been great for the last two-and-a-half years I have been here,”

he said. “I think he has scored 50-odd goals in 100 or so games and

in anyone’s book that is a phenomenal ratio. “He has always been a

handful and it is a great testament to him he is probably getting

the reward from it. “It was a brilliant finish. I thought the

free-kick, Steve Morison’s lay-off and the way he rolled (John

Heitinga) was excellent. “He seems to be doing it again so I am

delighted for him and the lads.” Everton boss David Moyes felt his

side deserved to win, having dominated for long periods, but was

thankful to escape with a draw after two successive defeats. “I

thought we had played well,” he said. “We didn’t score but for 25

minutes we played well and our worst period was after they scored

in the 15 minutes up to half-time because it took the wind out of

our sails. “I don’t think we were getting battered but it was a

really poor goal we lost and it presented another mountain to

climb. “For a long time it didn’t look like we could get a point

out of the game but thankfully we got a point – but we deserved

three. “The boys played well but didn’t have the bit at the top end

to get us a goal. “Someone keeps telling me in the last couple of

games we’ve had no shots on goal but today I think we had 15 and

they had one. “We have done that quite a lot this season but the

minute we don’t get any shots on target everyone jumps on it. “We

have been playing okay but not getting the goals, which obviously

makes the difference.”