It was Swansea's third away day in less than a week after a memorable Europa League success at Valencia and a Barclays Premier League victory over Crystal Palace, but manager Laudrup refused to use that as a reason for the defeat.
Swansea, boasting 10 changes, dominated the opening period at St Andrew's and hit the woodwork twice within a matter of seconds but, in a classic game of two halves, the Sky Bet Championship hosts duly appeared a different animal after the break.
"No excuses," he said. "Yes, it's the third away game in just six days but it's no excuse.
"We have a good squad so we can change, yes there were a lot of changes from one game to another but it depends how you see it.
"I don't have a starting XI and then another XI who only play a game like this. There were a lot of changes but five of them started at Valencia."