TOM ROGIC won the battle of the former Celtic favourites as he scored a sublime goal in West Brom’s comeback 2-1 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light last night.

The midfielder, who left the champions at the end of his contract in the summer, netted his breakthrough strike for the Hawthorns outfit with a superb finish to nullify Amad Dialo’s opener via the penalty spot in the 19th minute.

Rogic, who had come as a substitute, levelled with a brilliant low shot from the edge of the box before Daryl Dike headed in the 83rd-minute winner for the Midlands club’s fourth successive victory to lift them out of the Championship relegation zone and up to 17th.

GETTING SHIRTY…Tom Rogic is all smiles on the day he joined West Brom.

Tony Mowbray threw on Patrick Roberts, once the darling of the Parkhead support, but it was too late to prevent his team from slumping to defeat.

The goal – and the win – was a welcome relief for Rogic who missed out on Australia’s World Cup quest in Qatar as he has struggled for form in his new surroundings.

Ex-Hoops gaffer Mowbray, speaking to Sky Sports, said: “It’s frustrating. It’s not the first time it’s happened. It’s experience and the mentality of the team really to not try and protect what you’ve got, but be more positive on the front foot.

“Ultimately, we sunk too deep in trying to protect our lead. We had an amazing chance to go 2-0 up through Alex Pritchard and that’s how we need to play.

“We need to be more aggressive and keep the fans engaged. It’s disappointing not to get anything out of it.”

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