Striker Danny Graham has admitted Swansea's 2-0 victory over Fulham at the Liberty Stadium was a "must-win game."
Scott Sinclair and substitute Graham scored Swansea's goals to secure three points after four games without a win.
And Graham, returning after injury, says the victory was crucial in their battle to stay in the Premier League.
"It's games like this you want to be winning to stay in the league," said Graham.
"Everyone was saying it was a must-win game. I think that's probably the first time it's been mentioned this year [that it was] a must win game.
"I thought the boys dealt with it ever so well. We've come out and played well, created chances and managed to win the game.
"We got after Fulham and I think we deserved the three points in the end."
Graham says the victory over Fulham will give Swansea confidence ahead of their trip to Newcastle United on Saturday.
The game at St James' Park will be the first of two away games in a week for Brendan Rodgers' side, who face Everton the following Wednesday.
"A win brings confidence [and] goals bring confidence throughout the team," added Graham.
"We look forward to Saturday's game at Newcastle and we'll go there aiming to win the game.
"We'll have a good week's training next week. The gaffer [Rodgers] will have had Newcastle watched and we'll study them and try and kick forward."
Graham, who joined Swansea from Watford for a record fee of £3.5m in June, says he his now fully fit following his recent injury.
He returned as a 76th minute substitute against Fulham and scored Swansea's second goal in injury time.
"The medical staff have been great with me and in terms of fitness I would say I'm 110 percent now," said the former Carlisle player.
"I was only out [for] ten days so I was never going to lose a lot of fitness because I've played a lot of games."