Luka Milivojevic hailed it a "massive three points" after Crystal Palace's 1-0 Premier League victory over Leicester.
Palace started the season optimistically but this win only takes them three points clear of the bottom three.
The fine goal captain Milivojevic scored on Saturday gave them a significant boost ahead of a tough trip to Manchester City.
The midfielder said: "It's very big, a massive three points for us. We deserved it after everything.
"We've had many games where we scored but lost in the end and thankfully we broke that. Winning at home is very important because, for the fans, from last season, we took many points in our stadium and it's very important to have taken that back for our team and our confidence.''
The defeat was Leicester's second in succession - they also lost 1-0 at home to Tottenham last week - and frustrated boss Claude Puel said: "It's always a tough time to concede a goal, but we had to manage this situation.
"In the first half we needed to win our duels, our battles. It was a fight.''