Michael Laudrup felt his Swansea side had been made to "suffer" before eventually ending a run of five Premier League games without a win with a nerve-jangling 2-1 victory over Wigan at the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea, stung by recent reports of dressing room unrest, got just the tonic they needed ahead of upcoming fixtures against Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea thanks to two goals in three second-half minutes from Pablo Hernandez - the Spaniard's first for the club - and Michu.
Laudrup said: "You can say there is a mixture of joy and relief, we knew today was very important for us and I think if you see the game the players played with a lot of confidence and patience."
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