JASON Tindall admitted "I felt I needed to do something at half-time" with Cherries trailing Reading.

Tindall's troops found themselves 2-0 down at Vitality Stadium after goals from Lucas Joao and Sone Aluko.

However, the hosts stormed back to win 4-2 thanks to a Dominic Solanke brace as well as goals from Arnaut Danjuma and Lewis Cook.

Asked what changed in the second half, Tindall said: "We certainly needed to respond to the first-half performance. I wasn’t happy with what I saw in the first half.

"I didn’t think we’d done a lot of things well enough and with a few words at half-time and a couple of tactical alterations, I felt we came out and we certainly responded and delivered a really good second-half performance.

"In the second half we came out and played with more intent, more purpose, more intensity and like a team that wanted to win the game and like a team that wanted to show everybody what they’re all about and wanted to go top of the league for a short period of time. We came out and delivered a performance which justified that in the second half.

"I don’t think it would be right to share what I said at half-time, but I certainly wasn’t happy with what I saw and I certainly wasn’t happy especially the way we started the game.

"It wasn’t a team that needed to win the game and it wasn’t a team that we wanted to show everybody that’s what we’re about. In the second half we came out and I think you see the true Bournemouth and you see a team that I’m proud to manage."

Tindall made one substitution at half-time, introducing Chris Mepham for Diego Rico and moving Lloyd Kelly to left-back.

The move worked, with Kelly firing in a cross for Solanke to score just 11 minutes after the restart.

"I felt I needed to do something at half-time," said Tindall.

"I felt I needed to tweak things and made the tactical change of bringing Chris Mepham on and sticking Lloydy to the left.

"It’s one of those things as a manager, sometimes it doesn’t quite work as you want it to or as you expect it to. But today, the decision seemed to help us and we came out and deliver a really good performance."