One can only hope for more of the same from the Canaries at home to Preston tomorrow.
There's little else that needs to be said really after City extended their unbeaten run to a hugely-impressive ten matches courtesy of their midweek victory at Southampton.
City boss Glenn Roeder was straightforward enough to admit afterwards that his side were second best in terms of possession and chances created at St. Mary's, but what he, along with the rest of us, had to acknowledge was the sheer determination demonstrated by the players that ultimately earned them all three points.
Roeder called it ?honesty.?
An old-school reference, so to speak, to the one element of the game that usually makes all the difference.
Don't get me wrong, without adequate levels of quality, energy and craft in the side you'll find yourselves fighting a considerable uphill battle every week, as while ?honesty? will give you the upper hand from time to time when there's little between the sides on all the other counts, it will only take you so far.
But if you can combine a high degree of the desire and conviction that is inevitably the embodiment of all successful sides, then that's when unbeaten runs like this tend to happen.
Norwich undoubtedly have more than enough quality in their squad. Every department of the team contains players with natural talent and the key elements required to compete at a Championship level.
Take the starting XI on Tuesday night for example.
In goal; Marshall ? worth every penny that City paid for him.
At the back; Otsemobor, Shackell, Doherty, Camara ? Height, pace strength and experience.
In midfield; Croft, Russell, Fotheringham, Bertrand ? Trickery, strength, energy and pace.
And in attack; Evans and Dublin ? youth, experience, an aerial presence and ?legs?.
Not bad by any stretch of the imagination as platform to build upon.
But then add the ?honesty? that Roeder was alluding to in each and every one of those players, and you're left with a team that simply refuses to believe that it can't be successful on the night and one that will give absolutely everything in order to try to do so.
And that's the principal reason why and how City managed to come through on Tuesday night.
Yesterday's transfer activities at Colney has clearly bolstered the squad and ensured that there will now be even more competition for places in the team.
Roeder had already created a healthy competition for starting berths in the side, as even though the squad would have looked a little thin on the ground had two or three players succumbed to injury or suspension, a fair sign of the strength of any squad is gauged by looking at the substitutes bench on match-day.
And on that score City weren't exactly scrapping the barrel in mid-week, it has to be said. But as any of the managers of the top sides will concur, you can never have enough quality or competition in your squad.
So the signs look good for the Canaries at present.
They've just added to their squad, there's a feel good factor surrounding the team at present and they're enjoying a terrific run of form.
Give tomorrow's visitors Preston their dues. They've made one or two people sit up and take notice with successive wins over Derby in the FA Cup and West Brom in the league in midweek, and they will accordingly have a spring in their step at the minute themselves.
But providing that City can continue to deliver the same levels of quality and ?honesty? tomorrow as they have done so commendably in recent weeks, then they have to be confident of extending their unbeaten run further.