The home side hit the woodwork twice and had two efforts cleared off the line inside the first hour.
But failed to take the lead and were punished with two goals in four minutes after 72 and 76 minutes from Robbie Keane and Michael Brown as we racked up our fifth straight league win and fifth victory on our travels in the Barclays Premiership this season.
Asked in his press conference afterwards if we rode our luck in the first hour, Head Coach Martin responded: "The game is about 90 minutes but you are right, the first 15 minutes we gave away two or three chances.
"Bentley hit the post and we gave him too much space but you shouldn't exaggerate, they pressurised us and played pretty well but we had good spells.
"It isn't about good spells, you need to control the game. We didn't do that in the first half but in the second half we were in control, we dominated, played possession football and created chances. I was pleased with that.
"A lot of people underestimate English sides. Norwich have had five draws away from home and that's difficult, they haven't lost six of their games at home.
"They are a good team and a terrific club but we wanted the points."
Martin Jol conceded that Norwich had their chances but was quick to point out that we controlled the second half in our 2-0 win at Carrow Road on Boxing Day.