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West Brom boss Di Matteo delighted changes paid off in derby win

West Bromwich Albion staged an amazing turnaround to defeat Birmingham City 3-1 yesterday.

Baggies boss Roberto Di Matteo replaced striker Marc-Antoine Fortune with midfielder Graham Dorrans at half-time and pushed Peter Odemwingie further forward - a move which paid dividends.

He said: "The aim was to get a win and we did it and it was a good performance.

"We controlled the majority of the game and managed to score three goals in the second half.

"It was a bit disappointing the goal we conceded from a set piece - but apart from that we didn't give them any chances.

"We didn't get hold of midfield in the first half. It is a bit of a risky move because you are 1-0 down and we removed a striker.

"But I felt I had to get another midfielder on but I put Peter up front and it worked. It doesn't always come off. It's the players who have to perform and they did brilliantly in the second half.

"Peter was a threat, a good outlet, but it was not just him. The whole team stepped it up in the second half."

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