Paul Lambert hailed his "relentless" Norwich team after Simeon Jackson came off the bench to grab a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser and secure a 1-1 draw against Fulham at Carrow Road.
Portugal forward Orlando Sa had netted after just six minutes to put the visitors on course for a rare away win. Norwich, though, continued to press and deep into five minutes of stoppage time, Canada striker Jackson nodded in Elliott Bennett's right wing cross.
"I thought it was no more than we deserved, especially in the second half, when we were relentless at times," the Norwich manager said.
"We played in fits and starts in the first half against a really good side, people underestimate Fulham, but in the second half we were very good. The crowd were a bit flat and expecting us just to win, which I think is wrong, the lads have given everything and the players need the crowd to help them along.
"In the second half, the lads dragged it up by themselves and were excellent. The crowd have to realise we have to manage the expectancy level. The early goal put us on the back foot, but the lads keep going, have got a great desire and it is all credit to them, because their effort was extraordinary."
Lambert revealed he would like to make full-back Kyle Naughton's loan move from Tottenham permanent if possible.
He said: "With the way he has played, we would like it to happen. Hopefully it will be tied up and I will probably speak to [Spurs] manager Harry [Redknapp] really soon."
Fulham boss Martin Jol was disappointed his team could not close the match out during five minutes of stoppage time.
"We were sitting a bit deep and could not get out of our half any more, but we had defended well, and you always hope to keep it like that," Jol said.
"In the first half, we were the better team, but we could have scored the second goal, which is disappointing. You always know they are capable with their style of getting a goal."