Last Updated: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:02
West Brom manager Steve Clarke expects a response from his side after seeing them taken apart by Swansea.
The high-flying Baggies were grounded by a superb first-half display from the Swans as a strike from Michu and a Wayne Routledge double gave them a 3-0 lead.
Romelu Lukaku pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage-time for the visitors but that was as good as it got for Clarke's side. Albion have been the Premier League's surprise package so far this season, and a run of four wins had moved them above Chelsea into third place before their dismantling in south Wales.
Former Liverpool and Chelsea coach Clarke admitted his side's poor display had caught him off-guard, but hopes an improved, battling second half at the Liberty Stadium will pave the way for them to get back on track against Stoke on Saturday.
"If we had got it to 3-2 it may have been different but we didn't and I can sit here and say we deserved to lose," said the Scot.
"The players put themselves in a hole and in the second half I challenged them to get out of the situation and to be fair they did that. We had a chat about what we did wrong, and what we needed to do better and they did do better."
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