He made four appearances last season for England and impressed with goals against Scotland and Moldova.
However, he did not do his chances any favours with this horrendous miss in Southampton's 1-0 FA Cup defeat against Sunderland.
The only saving grace for Lambert was that there was barely anybody in the crowd to see it.
Just 16,777 people turned up for the clash at the Stadium Light – well below Sunderland's average Premier League crowd which stands at over 40,000.
Which begs the question - if an England striker misses an open goal from three yards out and nobody is there to see it, does anyone make a sound?
Of course they do! This is the internet age after all, and nothing gets missed.
Sorry Rickie….but let's look at that again.