Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng says Tuesday's 2-0 win against Queens Park Rangers was huge for the club.
Ki and Wayne Routledge scored late goals to seal the points for the Swans after a dominant display against the struggling Londoners.
The result moves the Swans up to sixth in the Premier League, three points off the top four.
"It was a massive game for us because we had to get some points to go forward," said Ki.
Manager Garry Monk was frustrated his side did not get all three points in the 1-1 draw at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday, but was happy with how his side responded against the Hoops.
Ki says there were a lot of similarities in both performances.
"I think we dominated and controlled the game against Palace, but couldn't get the result," said Ki.
"Today was the same, I thought we played brilliantly in the first half but just couldn't score.
"In the second half we just had to be patient, then we got a lot of chances and we scored."
Rangers' goalkeeper Robert Green produced a string of fine saves to deny Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wilfried Bony and Kyle Bartley as Swansea piled on the pressure against Harry Redknapp's side.
Ki curled an angled shot into the corner of the goal after 78 minutes to finally beat Green.
Former Rangers winger Routledge blasted home from outside the box five minutes later and Bony hit the post in injury time.
The goal was Ki's first for the club at the Liberty Stadium and the South Korea international was impressed by Green's performance.
Ki believes Harry Redknapp's side, who slip to 19th in the table following Tuesday's defeat, have what it takes to avoid relegation.
"Green has done brilliantly. He's on form," said Ki.
"I think QPR have some good quality players so they have a very good chance of staying up."
Swansea's next match is away against West Ham on Sunday, 7 December in the Premier League.