The introduction of Bony at the interval changed the game, with the Ivorian scoring twice in three minutes to take his tally to 16 for the season.
Laudrup said: "I thought the way they played in the first half meant we had to bring on Bony and he scored two great goals to turn the game.
"We talk about the need to adapt on the pitch and it is not easy as a foreign player. I have been a foreigner in most of the counties I played in and I understand that.
"But when you have a big price tag it is about patience and I am happy for him and the team.
"He has a cool head, you can see how he finished his goals, he is playing with confidence. The first goal is a great finish, the second goal is one you do not score without confidence and that is very good to see.
"Hopefully we can build on this result in the game on Tuesday against Fulham."
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