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Di Matteo blasts below-par Baggies

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West Brom manager Roberto Di Matteo revealed his half-time dressing room rocket inspired their 2-0 victory over bottom-of-the-table Peterborough.

Second-placed Albion were below-par in the opening period but were a different proposition in the second half, with Luke Moore's fourth goal of the season and a Ryan Bennett own goal earning the Baggies their first win in four games.

Di Matteo said: "I told the players to stay patient because it is important to stick to your game plan. But I also had to raise my voice a little bit because I disagreed with how we played in the first half. When it is needed I can do that."

He added: "We were slow in the first half and there wasn't much movement. We didn't penetrate the Peterborough defence enough.

"We did increase the tempo in the second half and managed to score two goals and I think we deserved to win. When you win it is always a good day and, as you can see from the other results, it is difficult to win a game in this league.

"If we can now beat Scunthorpe on Monday we can end the first half of the season with a nice cushion of points."

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Peterborough United
Luke Moore
West Bromwich Albion
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Scunthorpe United
Championship
Roberto Di Matteo
Ryan Bennett

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