Dean Ashton scored a hat-trick as Norwich beat managerless Southampton.
The Saints began brightly and grabbed an early lead when Djamel Belmadi fired in from 12 yards out.
Ashton then nodded in the equaliser as the home side started to dominate but they suffered a setback when Andy Hughes came off with a serious injury.
However, the Canaries continued to press forward and Ashton planted a firm header past keeper Antti Niemi before grabbing his third with a fine volley.
Norwich City manager Nigel Worthington applauded his team's tenacious approach after the match.
"I thought we kept our nerve and created some good chances," said Mr Worthington.
"Everything that had made Norwich good over the last five years was there today: a real spirit of everybody working for each other, and that's very important.
"I think his [Ashton] last two performances have certainly been outstanding. He gets hold of the ball, links play, gets in the box and scores goals - I'm delighted for him," he added.
With a busy run of Christmas games ahead, there's no time for the team to rest on their laurels following the victory.
"We worked hard in training as we always do, but there was a little bit of belief and some of them have looked at the league table and thought, 'We're in the fourth position and that's not good enough,' he said.
"Today we got back to basics and we've got to keep it going.
"We've got back to back wins which gives confidence. We know what we've got to do with Sheffield United... and if we can carry on where we left off today we'll be fine," he added.