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Irvine delighted with West Brom fight-back against Palace

West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Irvine was pleased with their fight-back at Crystal Palace after yesterday's 2-2 draw.

Irvine admitted he had to get angry with his side after their first-half no show.

He said: "They did see another side to me, one which doesn't come out very often but has to come out from time to time.

"I was bitterly disappointed with the first 32 minutes of the game. We conceded the penalty on a counter attack but for the first 32 minutes we were awful. After that we did what we were supposed to be doing and we eventually got a reward for that."

Victor Anichebe scored his first goal of the season after recovering from a groin injury and Irvine felt he played a major part.

He added: "There's no doubt Victor made a difference and before the game I thought we might need him. Having watched Palace and looked at their strengths and the way they are able to play I felt Victor would be needed at some point."

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