JASON Tindall was pleased with the way his side responded from their first defeat of the season as they swept aside Birmingham City 3-1 at St Andrew's.

Cherries were beaten 1-0 at Sheffield Wednesday in midweek, but hit back in style thanks to a David Brooks brace and Arnaut Danjuma strike. Scott Hogan replied with a consolation for the hosts.

"I think it was important we responded in the right way today," said Tindall.

"Obviously disappointed with the result and performance against Sheffield Wednesday, so it was really important that we responded with a winning performance and we managed to do that today.

"I felt we were excellent, especially first half. I felt we created a number of chances, we scored three good goals but we created some really good moments and opportunities to have really scored a couple more goals."

Asked if the performance against Sheffield Wednesday had concerned him, Tindall added: "It didn’t concern me. But I think in some ways you look back at games like that and think it’s a good thing because it was a performance that was a little bit out of character of ourselves and what we’ve delivered in the past in previous games.

"Today was all about making sure that that was just a one off and we responded in the right way and we certainly did that today."

Victory sees Cherries retain their unbeaten record at St Andrew's, now after 12 visits, including October's 3-1 win over Coventry at the venue.

"Someone just said that I wish we could play here every week if that’s the case! It’s been a good place for us," said Tindall

"You find that sometimes with teams. It’s one of those places where we’ve done well in the past.

"We’ve certainly done well this year with both results and really pleased with that."

He added: "The team spirit, the attitude and the level of performance that we’ve delivered in quite a few games so far I’ve been very pleased with.

"I do believe the team is going to continue to get better and today was a real promising performance for the future."