Last Updated: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 22:44
Norwich manager Paul Lambert felt his players should something to show for their efforts in the 1-0 defeat to Newcastle.
January signing Papiss Cisse clinched the points with a superb 11th-minute strike for the home side.
"I think our play merited something. I am disappointed to lose, like anybody, but I am not disappointed with the way we played.
"We came here and took the game to them against a team that is playing very well themselves.
"I am disappointed to lose, but performance-wise, it was very good."
Asked if he is confident the Canaries will accumulate the remaining points they need to secure a second season in the top flight, Lambert said: "I always am, always am. We have got a very good lead and we will be fine."
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