It’s been a torrid season so far for Swansea City and it’s likely to be an uneasy remaining six months of the campaign.
Bob Bradley’s men came from behind with two stoppage time goals to secure a heroic win, despite blowing a two-goal lead earlier in the game.
Swansea City manager Bob Bradley
The win is the first of Bob Bradley’s reign and just the second of the season, it sees the Swans move off the bottom of the table, and within two points of safety.
The climb off the bottom will give everyone involved with the club a welcome boost but the fashion in which they won the game, will give the players confidence more than anything else.
The exhilarating end to a nine-goal thriller and the determination showed by the players will give the supporters, and indeed the manager cause for hope going into a pivotal month.
Swansea City's players applaud the fans at the end of the game
Quite often, it takes a game riddled with the same old mistakes, cancelled out by three vital points at the final whistle to give players the kick-on they so desperately crave.
Bob Bradley will remain concerned that his side conceded four goals at home to an out-of-form Crystal Palace side but he will know his team will take immense confidence from the afternoon.
The Liberty Stadium has been a very gloomy place this season with grief between the fans and owners fueled by disappointing results on the field.
Swansea City's Leroy Fer celebrates scoring goal
The fans needed a game like Saturday afternoon to rediscover their enthusiasm for turning up every Saturday and perhaps now we will see a rejuvenated Swansea support - The team will need that support if they’re going to escape the drop this season.
The Swans face Tottenham Hotspur away from home on Saturday, a tough task for sure but having smashed in an injury time winner last weekend, they will be on cloud nine and who knows? That may be enough for them to steel a point.
Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates scoring their first goal with Leroy Fer