"Lucky" goal can be crucial to turning away form around, says Ki
Ki Sung-Yueng believes his "lucky" goal against Hull City can help the Swans turn their fortunes around on the road.
The South Korean scored the only goal as the Swans broke their duck at the KC Stadium, with Ki deflecting Jonjo Shelvey's 14th-minute strike past Allan McGregor.
The victory proved the Swans' first away win since the opening-day win at Manchester United back in August, with Garry Monk's side rising to eighth.
And Ki feels his fortuitous goal can act as a catalyst to improving the club's away record of eight points from as many games.
"I passed to Jonjo, and his shot was very powerful. It came at me quickly and I managed to chest it and the deflection beat the keeper," the midfielder said of his match-winning goal.
"It was lucky but I don't care - it's a goal and we got three points from it, so thanks to Jonjo, and thanks to my chest!
"Apart from the West Ham game, we've performed very well in our away games but not always got points.
"We need to win more games on the road - it's not easy, but that's something we have to address.
"This result can give us the confidence to go on and do that."
The Swans created the better chances in a scrappy contest, with Shelvey and Bafe Gomis both hitting the post while the former also saw his volley well-saved by McGregor in the latter stages.
Andrew Robertson also struck the woodwork for the Tigers, but Swans keeper Lukasz Fabianski was otherwise untested.
And Ki, whose tally for the season is now up to three goals, hailed his team-mates for dealing with Hull's physical approach.
"This type of game is always tough. It wasn't pretty, we didn't play too well but we deserved the three points," he said.
"Against Hull last year we lost 1-0 and we didn't match their physicality. This time we prepared very well and created a lot of chances too.
"This win lifts us up the table and does our confidence some good after having lost the last two games.
"We have three massive games coming up, so this was the perfect result for us."